Articles from 2024

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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.
Heather Mineart and Rich Dvorsky

Mineart, Dvorsky Honored with UI Staff Council Awards

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Physics and Astronomy staff members Heather Mineart and Richard Dvorsky were honored with this year’s UI Staff Council Awards for accomplishments that significantly benefited the university.
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.
Eclipse watch party on the University of Iowa Pentacrest

Thousands Gather on Campus for Partial Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Physics and Astronomy faculty, staff, and students teamed with the UI Sciences Library to host an eclipse viewing event on the Pentacrest and the Sciences Library Courtyard on April 8. Thousands of people attended the event, turning to the sky to witness the phenomenon.
Noah Wessels presents his poster at SURF

Students Present Posters at Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Three Physics and Astronomy students presented posters at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on April 3 at the University Capitol Centre.
Students view the 2017 solar eclipse

Grab some eclipse glasses and take part in this solar phenomenon on the Pentacrest on April 8

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the University of Iowa Sciences Library are hosting an eclipse viewing event on the Pentacrest and in the Sciences Library Courtyard from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 8.