Articles from June 2023

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Reno Comments on Astronomy Project Delays at Antarctic Facilities

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Professor and Department Chair Mary Hall Reno was quoted in a news article in the June 23, 2023 edition of Science about the NSF's plans to delay new astroparticle/astronomy projects in Antarctica to focus on infrastructure improvements at polar facilities. 
Kenton Greene

Greene’s Paper on Fluxgate Magnetometers Published

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
A leading space physics journal recently published a paper written by Graduate Research Assistant Kenton Greene, who devised a low-cost method to understand how temperature changes experienced in space affect fluxgate magnetometer measurements.

DeRoo Receives Two Grants from NASA

NASA has awarded two grants to Assistant Professor Casey DeRoo for his work developing technologies for X-ray astronomy.

Folland Receives Funding to Develop Quantum Sensor

Thursday, June 22, 2023
Assistant Professor Thomas Folland has received a $235,000 grant from the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research Interdisciplinary Scholars program to develop a quantum sensor to detect polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and hydrogen molecules.
Folland visit to Canada center

Folland Receives Travel Grant from International Programs

Monday, June 12, 2023
University of Iowa International Programs awarded Assistant Professor Tom Folland a $1200 travel grant to visit Professor Nabil Bassim at the Canadian Center for Electron Microscopy.
Allison Jaynes with award from Univ. of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jaynes Appointed F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor

Friday, June 2, 2023
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has appointed Allison Jaynes as the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor.