Articles from July 2022

Jacob Andrews

Students Present Posters at Summer Undergraduate Research Conference

Several UI Physics and Astronomy students presented posters at the 15th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference on July 27 at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

McMillan Awarded Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Stephen McMillan has been awarded the 2022 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering in recognition of his doctoral dissertation: “Spin-Selective Transport in Semiconductor Spintronics and Single-Defect Quantum Technology.”
Webb Space Telescope Lensing Galaxy Cluster

Daily Iowan: UI astronomers express excitement over JWST images

Astronomy professors at the University of Iowa are reacting to the James Webb Space Telescope images released by NASA a few days prior. Professors believe this will open up numerous possibilities for the future.
Webb galaxy cluster

Webb space telescope will expose Hawkeyes to a new frontier in astronomy and physics

Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley says the new James Webb Space Telescope is ushering in an exciting and transformative time for her field.

UI Heliophysicists to Study How Charged Particles Affect Earth’s Atmosphere

The National Science Foundation has awarded Associate Professor Allison Jaynes and Associate Research Scientist/Engineer Kristine Sigsbee a $586,504 grant to study how charged particles from space affect the Earth’s atmosphere and climate.
Stephan's Quintet: Webb telescope

Gazette: Hoadley says Webb images ‘just scratching the surface’

Amid her own NASA-funded work on a telescope meant to unwrap galactic mysteries of how the universe evolved, University of Iowa physics and astronomy professor Keri Hoadley joined the rest of the world this week in marveling at inaugural images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

Toor Appointed Chair of UI Research Council

Dr. Fatima Toor has been appointed Chair of the University of Iowa Research Council, a UI Charter Committee that meets regularly each semester to advise the Vice President for Research on matters pertaining to the University's research enterprise.
Landsat 9

Astronomy MS Alum Jacob Richardson Works to Improve USGS Satellites

University of Iowa Astronomy MS alumnus, Jacob Richardson, works to improve Landsat Earth observation satellites at the USGS Sioux Falls location. 
Nachman CRP module DUNE detector

Onel and Nachtman Win Award for DUNE Detector R&D

Professors Yasar Onel and Jane Nachtman have received a $178,093 award from the Fermi Research Alliance for research and development of detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).