Recent Graduate Research News

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Troyer's Diffuse Auroral Eraser Paper Recognized by Journal

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Physics and Astronomy graduate student Riley Troyer received an acknowledgment from the Wiley Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics for having a publication in the top 10 percent of downloaded papers from the journal in 2021. The paper was a report on a new type of auroral emission called the Diffuse Auroral Eraser.
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Conley Recognized for Top Paper Published in 2022 Physics of Plasmas

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Congratulations to graduate student Sarah Conley for being recognized for having a top paper published in Physics of Plasmas.
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Graduate Students Awarded ISGC Fellowships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Five Physics and Astronomy graduate students will receive the Iowa Space Grant Consortium's (ISGC) Graduate Fellowship Award.
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Grad Students Win Award at UI Hackathon

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Four Physics and Astronomy graduate students won the "Best Space Themed Development Project" at the HackUIowa event Oct. 15-16 at the Iowa Memorial Union. Graduate students Cole Armstrong, Philip Griffin, Aidan Moore and Jacob Payne teamed up for the AstroMech 9 project, which connects people with space by showing where stars and constellations are in the night sky.
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APS Selects Nault as Blewett Fellow

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Graduate Student Kristie Nault has been selected as a 2022 M. Hildred Blewett Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is intended to "enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers." Nault's fellowship is a one-year award of $45,000 facilitating her continued study of AG Draconis.

For a list of recent graduate research in our department, please visit the Recent Graduates page.