Physics

How to thermally cloak an object

Theoretical method can make objects invisible to a thermal camera, or mimic a different object


A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


Nobel Laureate to speak on changing the illumination of the world

Shuji Nakamura won the prize in 2014.


5 ways that U scientists are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

Within a few short weeks, more than a dozen new research studies have popped up across the U to study coronavirus.


Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation

Infalling gas found, star-forming galaxies likely primary energy source of Lyman-alpha radiation emitted from gigantic hydrogen gas blobs.


The role of lizard lungs in evolutionary biology

Savannah monitor lizards have a unique airflow pattern that is a hybrid of bird and mammal flow patterns.


Squeezing an electron crystal

Researchers have determined the energy required to add an electron to a Wigner crystal—an ordered crystalline state made of electrons rather than atoms.


A bird’s surprising sound source

U researchers find birds use a different organ to sing than humans do—producing sound with very high efficiency.


OLYMPIC SCIENCE

Physics, math and chemistry step into the Olympic spotlight.


PROJECT YOUTH PHYSICS

Underserved students get a taste for physics during Project Youth 2017.