Articles from January 2023

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Keri Hoadley in classroom

Hoadley Awarded Grant to Study Jet Outflow and Disk Scattering of AA Tau Protostar

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
The Space Telescope Science Institute has awarded Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley $24,799 for a project entitled “Jets and disk scattering - Spatially resolved optical and FUV observations of AA Tau.” The award is for a Hubble Space Telescope program to analyze new far-ultraviolet and optical observations of a protostar hosting a planet-forming disk, analogous to the one formed in our own Solar System.

KCRG-TV: CUWiP Shines a Light on Women in Physics

The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 20-22. The UI conference is sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) 12 other universities and one laboratory across the United States.

Staff Council Spotlight: Chris Piker

Chris Piker, Senior Database Administrator, was profiled in the January 2023 UI Staff Council newsletter.
George McCrory volunteering for American Red Cross

McCrory Helped Hurricane Ian Victims Recover From Storm

George McCrory, a longtime communications professional for the UI, currently working in the Physics and Astronomy Department, splits his time between his work at Iowa and giving back to his community.

Stille Earns Professional Development Award

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Dale Stille has been selected to receive a $500 Mary Louise Kelley Professional Development Award to attend the 2023 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference.
James Schroeder Wheaton College

UI Physics Alumni Receives AAS Early Career Award

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is presenting its 2023 Early Career Award to Professor James W. R. Schroeder of Wheaton College, who received his PhD in physics from the University of Iowa. The award recognizes Prof. Schroeder’s experimental confirmation of the acceleration of auroral electrons by Alfvén waves in the laboratory.

Reno Named New DEO

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Prof. Mary Hall Reno has been named the new Departmental Executive Officer of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, effective Jan. 1, 2023.