Articles from November 2023

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Howes Receives NASA Grant

Professor Greg Howes has received a NASA Heliophysics Supporting Research grant to support supercomputer simulations and analysis of spacecraft data to better understand how particles in space are accelerated to high energy.
Pulsating aurora

Jaynes Receives Grant for LAMPsat Instrumentation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Associate Professor Allison Jaynes has received a $44,018 award from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to support the development of a University of Iowa energetic particle detector instrument for a CubeSat concept mission to study energetic precipitation into the atmosphere from space, particularly during times of a widespread, common type of aurora called pulsating aurora.
Owen Fiedorowicz presents a physics poster

Students Present Posters at Fall Undergraduate Research Festival

Monday, November 13, 2023
Three Physics and Astronomy students presented posters at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF) on Nov. 8 at the University Capitol Centre.
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Seven Physics & Astronomy Students Invited to Join Phi Beta Kappa

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
The Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has invited seven Physics and Astronomy undergraduates to join the society, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization in the United States. The undergraduates are Eric Biedke, Ryan Dunn, Jeffry Lieberton, Aditya Desai, Philippe Jay, Emerson Peters, Brandon Stephanie.