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Physics Students Win U.S. Department of Energy Research Fellowships

Jun. 11, 2020—Two graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded coveted U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) fellowships to advance their research. David Curie, a third-year physics Ph.D. student, received an Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship to conduct part of his dissertation research in a DOE laboratory. Laura Nichols, a...

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Alfredo Gurrola Wins NSF CAREER Grant to Search for Source of Dark Matter

Jan. 27, 2020—Assistant Professor of Physics Alfredo Gurrola has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to further his search for the particles that make up dark matter and are responsible for dark matter interactions. The grant is part of the NSF’s prestigious CAREER program, which supports early-career faculty who have the potential to lead their fields...

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Nationally Known Scientists Outline Future of Space Travel at Physics Colloquia

Oct. 7, 2019—Humans have exploration in our DNA. That was the message of two recent physics colloquia led by nationally known scientist-authors: Les Johnson, a NASA technologist, and David Brin, an astrophysicist. Both spoke to near-capacity audiences in the Stevenson Center Lecture Hall at the end of September. Johnson, who earned his M.S. in physics at Vanderbilt,...

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