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an astronomical diffraction grating

DeRoo Receives Grant to Customize Reflection Gratings

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded a $499,846 grant to Assistant Professor Casey DeRoo for research related to Rapid Electron Beam Lithography Patterning for Customized Reflection Gratings.
A magnetic screening apparatus

Former Student Develops Magnetic Cleanliness Screening Apparatus for TRACERS

The journal Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems recently published an article "Automated static magnetic cleanliness screening for the TRACERS small-satellite mission" by former undergraduate student Cole Dorman, who was in Associate Professor David Miles' group when he completed this work.

Former PhD Student Earns AAS Award

Friday, March 1, 2024
Professor Kristopher Klein of the University of Arizona has been named the winner of the American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division 2024 Harvey Prize. Dr. Klein received his PhD from the University of Iowa in Fall 2013.

Stille Wins 2024 Mary Louise Kelley Professional Development Award

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Dale Stille has been selected to receive a $500 Mary Louise Kelley Professional Development Award to attend the 2024 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference.
Working on the TRACERS mission instruments

CLAS physics and astronomy faculty closer to launching instruments for TRACERS mission

A team of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences researchers has been working on building one out of five instruments that will help measure charged particles — electrons and ions — as part of the NASA-funded TRACERS mission.
Students enjoying the Acevedo Poster Contest 2024

Choate, Leiberton Named Winners at Inaugural Acevedo Poster Contest

Monday, February 19, 2024
On February 15th, the department hosted the first annual Acevedo Poster Contest, giving participating students a chance to show how they used computing resources, tools, or techniques in their research.
Radio telescope

Hartley Awarded Travel Grant to Present at URSI Meeting

Thursday, February 15, 2024
International Programs at the University of Iowa has awarded a travel grant to Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer David Hartley to give two presentations on his research at the 4th International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC) May 19-14, 2024 in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Miles Receives NASA Award for MAGSTAR Project

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Associate Professor David Miles has received a $33,947 award from NASA for the Multi-Mission MAGnetometer Denoising and Sensor Resiliency through Statistical Decomposition and ARtificial Intelligence (MAGSTAR) project.
Magnon Image Illustration

In novel quantum computer design, qubits use magnets to selectively communicate

Profs. Michael Flatte and Denis Candido collaborated on research that uses magnets to entangle qubits, the building blocks of quantum computers; the simple technique could unlock complex capabilities.