Physics

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.


WOMEN IN PHYSICS

U undergrads attend a conference aimed at helping physics majors continue in the male-dominated field.


HUMANS OF THE U: PAYEL KAR

Meet Payel Kar, doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and member of WomPA.