Department of Physics and Astronomy

A&S in the News: September 24-30, 2017

Accelerated Master’s Program Large university begins incentivizing math education: ECampus News – Sept. 24 The University of Alabama has created a new pathway to get the best and brightest minds into secondary mathematics teacher education. The Alabama State Department of Education recently approved a new UA accelerated master’s program that will allow select undergraduate math and… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 27-September 2, 2017

Alabama Senate Race How ‘Big Luther’ can score a big comeback in Alabama’s Senate race: Al.com – Aug. 27 “Big” Luther Strange appears to be in big trouble ahead of a Sept. 26 runoff against conservative firebrand Roy Moore, recent polling suggests … William Stewart, professor emeritus of political sciences at The University of Alabama, said… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 6-12, 2017

Climate Change How climate change became a question of faith: Christian Science Monitor – Aug. 8 Every four years, the nation’s scientists from myriad federal agencies come together to release a comprehensive report synthesizing the current state of climate science … “The dispute over Darwin planted a seed, and the evolution argument set the groundwork for… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 23-29, 2017

Alabama Senate Race In Alabama’s Senate race, lesser knowns Pittman and Brinson confident they can make runoff: Al.com – July 23 The U.S. Senate race on the Republican side has been labeled a three-candidate competition, with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out in front, followed by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and incumbent Luther Strange. Political… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 16-22, 2017

Giyeon Kim Receives Award Kim earns GSA’s 2017 Baltes Foundation Award: Phys.org -July 17 The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging – has chosen Giyeon Kim, PhD, of The University of Alabama as the 2017 recipient of the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation… Read more »

UA to Use NSF Funding to Boost STEM Teachers in High Schools

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to place as many as 15 STEM teachers in area schools through a $1.95 million grant that will provide tuition assistance, enhanced teacher training, and robust salary supplements. UA was recently awarded a Developing Leaders in Science Teaching grant from the National Science… Read more »

Physicist Named APS Fellow

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in defining the nature of neutrinos, neutral subatomic particles and fundamental constituents of matter. Each year, only 0.5 percent of the 53,000 members of APS,… Read more »

UA Professor Elected Fellow to American Physical Society

Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in The University of Alabama’s department of physics and astronomy, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in defining the nature of neutrinos, neutral subatomic particles and fundamental constituents of matter. Each year, only 0.5 percent of the 53,000 members of APS, roughly… Read more »

New Thought on Black Holes

From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthias Kaminski, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy recently teamed up with Nobel laureate Gerard’t Hooft and a group of other international theoretical physicists at the biennial Schwarzschild conference in Frankfurt, Germany, to discuss the mysteries of black holes. “Although astrophysicists have found convincing evidence… Read more »

A&S in the News – Nov. 12–18

University of Alabama students to present dance show Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 12 The University of Alabama department of theater and dance will present a show next week featuring more than 20 student-choreographed works. “Dance Alabama!” is scheduled to run at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17 and at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the auditorium at… Read more »