Articles from April 2024

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Voyager 1

Radio Iowa: Kurth Thrilled NASA Regains Link with Voyager

Dr. Bill Kurth, a research scientist in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Iowa is delighted NASA engineers were able to reestablish communication with the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which has flown further into space than any human-made object.

2024 Awards Colloquium Held April 23

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The Department of Physics and Astronomy honored several students, faculty, and staff for their achievements on April 23 at the 2024 Awards Colloquium.

Choate Receives Visiting Scholar Award to Work at Fermilab

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Graduate Student Sarah Choate has been awarded $12,000 from the Universities Research Association's (URA) Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) to support work on “Study of the Neutrino Magnetic Moment with the NOvA Near Detector.”
Wayne Polyzou at STEAM day at Prairie Ridge Elementary

Polyzou Presents at STEAM Event

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Prof. Wayne Polyzou presented at STEAM Day, April 19, 2024 at Prairie Ridge Elementary School in Cedar Rapids.
David Miles talking to NASA officials

Miles Receives Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award

Associate Professor David Miles has been selected as a recipient of the Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award, which provides funding and development opportunities for outstanding tenured associate professors who have established national or international reputations in their disciplines and are exceptional teachers in and out of the classroom.
NASA officials visit Casey DeRoo's lab

DeRoo To Receive CLAS Dean's Scholar Award

Casey DeRoo will receive the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholar Award, which recognizes faculty candidates for promotion who excel in both teaching and scholarship or creative work.
Physics & Astronomy graduate students who defended theses

Graduate Students Successfully Defend Theses

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Congratulations to four graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy who successfully defended their doctoral theses in March and April!

Hospodarsky Named to VP for Research Search Commitee

George Hospodarsky, research scientist and engineer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will be on the search committee for the next University of Iowa vice president for research.
A child looks at a physics demo at West Liberty Science Night with Profs. Rodgers and Goree

Hawk-Eyes on Science Present in West Liberty

Thursday, April 11, 2024
The Hawk-Eyes on Science team of Vincent Rodgers, John Goree, Emma Burzynski, and Dale Stille presented physics demos to 230 students at the West Liberty Elementary Science Night on April 4.

Physics and Astronomy Researchers Secure Prestigious Early Career Awards

Continuing an upward trend of University of Iowa faculty securing prestigious early-career grants, four investigators from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science have been awarded notable grant awards to advance their careers.