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ACCESS: THE INVISIBLE SCAFFOLDING

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This article originally appeared in CoS “I think teaching people that it’s okay to need breaks, to not know what’s next, to give room to learn and change is the most important thing to build an accepting environment like that.” Transitioning from high school to college can be challenging in ideal circumstances but at the height […]

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L.S. SKAGGS APPLIED SCIENCE BUILDING NAMED AT THE U

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This article originally appeared in CoS The ALSAM Foundation has made a substantial gift toward the latest addition to the science campus at the University of Utah: the L.S. Skaggs Applied Science Building. The 100,000-square-foot building will include modern classrooms and instruction spaces, cutting-edge physics and atmospheric science research laboratories, and faculty and student spaces. Scientists […]

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The physics of vert skating

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This article originally appeared in @THEU “Would you consider Tony Hawk a physicist?” “I would consider Tony Hawk a physicist. If nothing else, he’s an intuitive scientist, right?” It looks like magic. When skateboarders launch off the lip of a vert ramp to fly into flips and spins, it appears they’re defying gravity. In fact, these […]

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Marriott Library announces 2024 Honors thesis awards

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This article originally appeared in @THEU MARRIOTT LIBRARY The J. Willard Marriott Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Alison Regan Library Thesis Award: Eliza Diggins, Savannah McDaniel and J. Clista Galecki. These students were chosen for their exceptional senior theses in the fields English, of physics and astronomy, and chemistry. Each […]

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Milestone in Neutrino Oscillation Physics with Neutrino Telescopes

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This article originally appeared in Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory As cosmic rays crash into the Earth’s atmosphere, air showers containing atmospheric muons and neutrinos are produced. The atmospheric neutrinos are then detected by DeepCore, a denser array of sensors in the center of the IceCube detector at the South Pole. Compared to the main IceCube […]

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College of Science Staff Excellence Award

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I would like to take a moment to congratulate Bryce Nelson on receiving the College of Science Staff Excellence Award. Bryce’s exceptional contributions and unwavering dedication over the years to this department have greatly contributed to the success of students, staff, and faculty alike, making her a truly deserving recipient of this recognition. Her impact […]

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B.O.A.T. Brightest of All Time

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This Article originally appeared in @THEU Intro adapted from a Northwestern article written by Amanda Morris. In October 2022, an international team of researchers, including University of Utah astrophysicist Tanmoy Laskar, observed the brightest gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever recorded, GRB 221009A. Now, physicists have confirmed that the phenomenon responsible for the historic burst—dubbed the B.O.A.T. (“brightest […]

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InSPIRE Detector Installation & Ceremony

This Article originally appeared in @THEU On April 9, 2024, a community of refugee students and their families, scientists, educators and policymakers celebrated an event three years in the making—the installation of five cosmic ray detectors atop the Department of Workforce Services Utah Refugee Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The detectors, which measure echoes […]

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Thank,U

On behalf of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, I would like to thank all of you for making Giving day a big success this year! In particular I would like to thank those who participated in the giving day via donation, advertising, becoming a champion, or rallying support in other ways. This year we […]

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