physics & astronomy

Physics Professor Receives Early Career Research Award from Department of Energy

Physics Professor Christopher Crawford received a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's 2012 Early Career Research Program.

Under Review: Physics of an Anthony Davis Blocked Shot

Brad Plaster, an Associate Professor in UK's Department of Physics & Astronomy, describes how Newton's Laws are at work during an Anthony Davis blocked shot. For more videos please visit our Youtube channel at youtube.com/user/UKhive as.uky.edu

UK Project Receives $880,000 Grant From Department of Energy

Professors from the Department of Physics & Astronomy will collaborate on a 3-year project centered on fuel cycle research and development.

Community Turns Out To View Transit of Venus

Hundreds of amateur astronomers turned up Tuesday at the UK Arboretum to view the Transit of Venus, despite the cloudy weather.

Community Invited to Stand in the Shadow of Venus

The Arboretum, the MacAdam Student Observatory and the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club will present, "Standing in the Shadow of Venus," two events which will allow the community to both understand and observe the transit of Venus.

UK Professors Engage High School Science Teachers

The University of Kentucky Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, and Psychology departments are reaching out to area high school science teachers and teaching them something new: what's new in science.

A&S Certificate Recipients 2012-2013

The College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2012-13 A&S Outstanding Teaching Awards are Drs. Christia Brown (psychology), Brenna Byrd (MCLLC), Yanira Paz (Hispanic Studies), and Bradley Plaster (physics & astronomy).

 

Renowned Physicist to Deliver Van Winter Memorial Lecture

Paul Steinhardt's lecture will focus on natural quasicrystals. He is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University.

UK Founders Day Ceremony to Celebrate Faculty Achievement

A&S professors to receive awards include professors John Anthony, Phillip Crowley, Francie R. Chassen-Lopez, Joseph Straley, and Irene Chico-Wyatt

See What's New in Science

A&S is proud to launch What’s New in Science, a new series designed for science teachers interested in learning more about the most recent discoveries, events, and advances in science today.  The series is held in a casual round table format, with professors from different scientific disciplines and science teachers from Kentucky schools talking among themselves, asking questions, and getting answers about new and emerging knowledge. Each session focuses on a new topic in one of the sciences – there will be four different sessions this spring.

The series kicks off on February 2 with physics and astronomy and a discussion about the Big Bang event, dark energy, and dark matter. Panelists for the first talk include Randal Voss (Department of Biology), Ganpathy Murthy (Department of Physics & Astronomy), Karen Young, (Dunbar High School), John Anthony (Department of Chemistry), Susan Barron (Department of Psychology), and Gene Toth (Lafayette High School). Video of the sessions will also be recorded and uploaded to the A&S website, allowing science teachers across the state to view the discussions and incorporate them into their classes.

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