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Toor Appointed Chair of UI Research Council

Dr. Fatima Toor has been appointed Chair of the University of Iowa Research Council, a UI Charter Committee that meets regularly each semester to advise the Vice President for Research on matters pertaining to the University's research enterprise.
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Astronomy MS Alum Jacob Richardson Works to Improve USGS Satellites

University of Iowa Astronomy MS alumnus, Jacob Richardson, works to improve Landsat Earth observation satellites at the USGS Sioux Falls location. 
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Onel and Nachtman Win Award for DUNE Detector R&D

Professors Yasar Onel and Jane Nachtman have received a $178,093 award from the Fermi Research Alliance for research and development of detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). 
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Gazette: UI scientists reflect a decade after ‘God particle’ discovery

UI Professors Yasar Onel and Jane Nachtman reflect on the ten-year anniversary of the discovery of the 'God particle.' Their UI team contributed to the detector that made the science-altering discovery.
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Record-Breaking Voyager Spacecraft Begin to Power Down

The work of the late Professor Donald Gurnett is highlighted in this Scientific American article about the Voyager spacecraft, which are still running after nearly 45 years in space but will soon lose some of their instruments. Gurnett was one of the original scientists on the Voyager team, designing and building plasma wave instruments on both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Reno Wins NASA Funding for Simulation Package

Mary Hall Reno, a professor in the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received an award from NASA as part of a simulation package that will aid in the design of new instruments aboard balloons and satellites.

Gazette: NASA report finds vast diversity leadership gap, suggests solutions

Assistant Professor Allison Jaynes was on a 14-member National Academies committee that wrote a new report titled “Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Leadership of Competed Space Missions.”
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Iowa Now: Girazian's Research Explains How a Type of Aurora on Mars is Formed

Researchers led by Zachary Girazian, an associate research scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have learned how discrete aurora on Mars is formed. In a new study, the physicists report that the upstream solar wind properties interacting with the crustal magnetic fields found in Mars’ southern hemisphere strongly affect the formation and properties of the Martian discrete aurora.
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Silich Named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Physics and Astronomy alumna Emily Silich was among nine University of Iowa students and recent graduates who were named recipients of the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Hospodarsky Speaks at Norway Intermediate School

Research Scientist/Engineer​​​​​​​ George Hospodarsky gave a presentation to 102 fifth graders and five teachers at Norway Intermediate School, Benton Community Schools in Norway, Iowa on May 13.