Astronomers of the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) project announced the discovery of KELT-9b, the hottest gas giant planet known yet.
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!
Eight Kentucky universities joined the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Corporation on 1 Aug 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Smadici for winning the Victor A. Olorunsola Endowed Research Award for 2016!
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,
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.”
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.
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, a member of the atmospheric science program, has received $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the period 2015-2020.
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.