ASCENT - Neutrino Hunters

November 9, 2018
IceCube Sensor Antarctica

What could be more daunting than searching for an invisible particle — one so elusive that physicists had no evidence of its existence until 1956?

What's keeping us from discovering dark matter?

October 31, 2018

Numerous experiments have been dedicated to the search for dark matter, but the strange substance remains frustratingly elusive.  Annika Peter, assistant professor, physics, astronomy, believes teamwork may be the key to moving forward.

Professor John Beacom Featured in Viral Video

October 8, 2018
Beacom Viral Video

In Prof. John Beacom’s introductory physics course, a student made a short video of him doing a lecture demonstration.  This was uploaded to a Chinese social-media site, where it went viral, so far with 21 million views, 1.2 million likes, and 4,800 comments.

A Chemical History of the Universe

October 3, 2018
periodic table

Astronomy professor Jennifer Johnson created a version of the periodic table that color codes the elements by their cosmic origins.

View the table and read the article here