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Russian anti-satellite test can threaten future University of Iowa projects

In this CBS 2 story, Associate Professor Casey DeRoo discusses the Russian anti-satellite test and the impact it could have to projects he and other researchers at UI are working on.

Congratulations to Sameer Patel!

Congratulations to Sameer Patel for defending his Master's degree and passing his PhD comprehensive exam today! Sameer will receive his his Master's degree in Physics in December, 2021.
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Students Present Posters at Fall Undergraduate Research Festival

Nine Physics and Astronomy students presented posters at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF) Nov. 10 at the University Capitol Centre. Zachary Vig and Hank Hammer won $100 prizes in the Department poster contest.
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From small towns to a big NASA gig

Recent University of Iowa graduates Andrew Carton and Ryan Helland grew up in small communities in Iowa never dreaming they’d be involved in space research. But through their academic experiences at Iowa, they both secured jobs with a landmark NASA mission.
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Iowa Public Radio: What are the origins of gold in the universe? UI alum Brian Metzger found the answer

Gold is a metal, but, surprisingly, we know little about its origins. How is gold made? How did it get on earth? Why is gold more rare than other metals on Earth? Being the stuff of legends, these seem like questions we should have answered long ago. It turns out Burlington-local Brian Metzger was recently able to bring some clarity to these long-standing questions. Metzger studied math and physics at the University of Iowa and went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Koseyan wins Universities Research Association award

Ohannes Kamer Koseyan, a Ph.D student in Professor Yasar Onel's lab, has won an award from Universities Research Association in the amount of $10,000. 

Congratulations to Hunter Reaves!

Congratulations to Austin "Hunter" Reaves for successfully defending his Master's thesis today! Hunter will graduate with his Master's in Physics this December.
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Daily Iowan: Hoadley takes on FIREBall-2 mission

From the Daily Iowan: University of Iowa Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley received a national award to help further pursue her research on FIREBall-2. This will involve the use of a balloon telescope to find and navigate gas emissions.

UI researchers win award to build magnetometers on nanosatellites

Two researchers at the University of Iowa have been awarded $598,563 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to build constellation ready magnetometers for use on small spacecraft.
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Physicists describe photons’ characteristics inherent to protecting future quantum computing

In a new study, the researchers describe theoretically how many indistinguishable photons can be sent simultaneously down a fiber-optical cable to establish secure communications, and how rapidly these quantum codes can send information.