News & Announcements
Please join us in congratulating Mary Ann Woolf on her retirement and for her tireless support to the department for the past 45
One professor remembers Mary as “the steady one, the rock-solid one, the strong one, and the one we could always count on. She was there early every day, performed her work with excellence, and made us all feel very comfortable knowing the department would move forward. She never wanted thanks, awards, or attention—she just wanted to do her job.”
Thank you, Mary, for your service. It’s been a long and wonderful time, and we hope you enjoy retirement!
U Physicists Find Technique that Offers Improved Resolution and Characterization of Perovskite-Based Photovoltaics
Perovskite-based solar cells are promising alternatives to traditional silicon cells; however, the current research only offers a limited understanding of these complex devices since the electron transport within the device is physically difficult to probe. But U physicists Andrey Rogachev and Kevin Davenport have adapted a spectroscopic method to capture a “big picture” look at the carrier dynamics within a perovskite-based solar cell.
Scientists in the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) consortium today announced at the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that they have detected gamma rays from the Crab Nebula using a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), proving the viability of the novel telescope design for use in gamma-ray astrophysics. University of Utah faculty and staff in the Department of Physics & Astronomy are key members of the international research team announcing this technological breakthrough.