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First Detection of Heavy Element From Star Merger

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This page originally appeared on @THEU & Adapted from NASA Webb Space Telescope. “We only know of a handful of kilonovas with any certainty, and this is only the second one for which we have such detailed spectral information” said Tanmoy Laskar, assistant professor at the University of Utah, of the first detection of we have of […]

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Queering STEM Education Research

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This page originally appeared on @THEU The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Utah researchers $1.25 million for Queering STEM Education Research, a pioneering program to recruit and train postdoctoral researchers to explore marginalization in STEM disciplines from a queer theory perspective. One way academia has tried to understand inclusion in STEM-related fields is through […]

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RING OF FIRE ECLIPSE

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This page originally appeared on @THEU & CoS “It’s like when you make a circle with your fingers and close oneeye. When you move your hand closer to your face, the circle gets bigger. “ This is what Paul Ricketts has to say about the upcoming eclipse on Saturday October 14. “This will be a […]

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SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF THE ‘OMG PARTICLE’

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This page originally appeared on Slash Gear & CoS Below the snow-covered peaks of the Andes Mountains, among scattered rocks and the scrub of prairie bushes, there sits at this very moment a 12-ton polyethylene tank holding 3,000 gallons of pure water. All around it, spread out in every direction over an area nearly the size […]

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Project with Utah leadership honored for outstanding contribution to cosmology

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This page originally appeared on @THEU The High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) held its award ceremony at their annual conference on August 21, 2023, where they honored the field’s most influential research projects. The SDSS/BOSS/eBOSS collaboration won the Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize for an outstanding contribution to […]

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Gravitational waves thrum through the cosmos

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This page originally appeared on @THEU On June 28, dozens of astronomy enthusiasts gathered on the University of Utah campus to watch a live stream of a mysterious announcement. For weeks prior, scientists on Twitter, TikTok and IRL were abuzz with anticipation, awaiting results from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves’ (NANOGrav) 15 […]

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New Applied Sciences Building Progress

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This project is important to the University and will provide new and updated space to serve the University of Utah’s educational and research mission.  It will serve as the new home for the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences, focusing on aerospace, semiconductor technology, biotechnology, data science, hazardous weather forecasting, and air quality. […]

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Ramón Barthelemy wins 2023 LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year

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This page originally appeared on College of Science & @THEU Adapted from a release by Out to Innovate.   The U physicist was one of three winners of the 2023 Out to Innovate Awards that recognizes outstanding achievement by LGBTQ+ people in STEM. Out to Innovate is proud to announce the winners of its 2023 recognition […]

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DESI early data release holds nearly 2 million objects

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This page originally appeared on @THEU Adapted from a release by Lauren Biron, science writer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   Taken during the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument’s “early validation” phase, the data include distant galaxies and quasars as well as stars in our own Milky Way. The universe is big, and it’s getting bigger. To […]

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U joins Association of Universities for Astronomy

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This page originally appeared on AURA & @THEU The Association of Universities for Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to welcome two new member institutions: the University of Utah and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Both institutions’ applications to join AURA were approved by AURA’s Member Representatives at its April annual meeting in Tucson, […]

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