Busy Fall for Department of Physics and Astronomy Members

Dr. Holwerda at WHAS11 Great Day Live!

The KELT Scientific Team announced the discovery of a Jupiter-like exoplanet hotter than most stars

Astronomers of the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) project announced the discovery of KELT-9b, the hottest gas giant planet known yet.

Society of Physics Students Wins the Outstanding Chapter Award Again

Congratulations to our SPS students for receiving the Outstanding Chapter award for the 19th time in a row! Go Team for many more such recognitions!

 

Kentucky Universities join the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation

Eight Kentucky universities joined the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Corporation on 1 Aug 2016.

2016 Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Smadici for winning the Victor A. Olorunsola Endowed Research Award for 2016!

TEAL - Technology Enabled Active Learning

With generous donations received from Mr. Samuel L. Lord, the Department of Physics and Astronomy unveiled a Technology-Enabled Active-Learning (TEAL) classroom on January 6, 2016,

Weather on Mars ...

Congratulations to Dr. Dowling who is cited at the end of this Washington post article: “The weather on Mars is both totally alien and somewhat Earth-like all at once.”

 

Kudos to Dr. Banerjee!

Dr. Swagato Banerjee, a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received the 2015-2016 U.S. ATLAS Scholar Award.

Kudos to Professor Kielkopf

Congratulations to Prof. John Kielkopf on his recent Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

 

Prof. Jian Du-Caines receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Jian Du-Caines, a member of the atmospheric science program, has received $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the period 2015-2020.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Jian Du-Caines, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy,

for her recent NASA award of $394,555 for the project entitled “Short-term Tidal Variability from the Troposphere to the Dynamo Region HSPH to ITM.” The department is extremely proud of her stellar achievements.

Faculty Favorites 2013-14 Dr. Raymond Chastain

Dr. Raymond Chastain will be recognized at the Delphi Celebration of Teaching and Learning as a Faculty Favorite on February 6, 2015.

Dr. Humberto Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Congratulations to Prof. Humberto Gutierrez, an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy, who has been awarded the NSF CAREER grant

Congratulations to Professor Mendes

 

Congratulations to Professor Sumanasekera

 

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond Chastain