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Mountain-Top Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object

Photo Credit: Jordan Goodman The team gathered data from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory (HAWC), a detector designed to look at gamma ray emissions coming from astronomical objects.

The night sky seems serene, but telescopes tell us that the universe is filled with collisions and explosions. Distant, violent events signal their presence by spewing light and particles in all directions. When these messengers reach Earth, scientists can use them to map out the action-packed sky, helping to better understand the volatile processes happening deep within space.

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Abrikosov Vortices

Congratulations to Andrey Rogachev, associate professor, and Kevin Davenport, graduate research assistant! Their research, in association with an international team of physicists, was published in the October 8, 2018, issue of Nature Physics

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A Bolt of Insight

Come see the exciting opportunities in research and education that we have to offer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah.

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Last Updated: 1/18/19