The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation collected its very first observations of the cosmos at 1:47 a.m. on October 24, 2020. As the world’s first all-sky time-domain spectroscopic survey, SDSS-V will provide groundbreaking insight into the formation and evolution of galaxies—like our own Milky Way—and of the supermassive black holes that lurk at their centers. SDSS-V spokesperson Gail Zasowski, an assistant professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, talks about mapping the sky.
Recently, the Physics & Astronomy Department spoke with undergraduate Anna Christopherson about a number of things, including why she's a physics major, internships, and the secret to success in college.
Recently, the Physics & Astronomy Department chatted with undergraduate Tessa McNamee about a number of things, including why she's a physics major and what makes the department special.