UConn Researcher an Architect for Astronomical Survey Making Observations Toward a New Understanding of the Cosmos

November 2, 2020 – Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation – a groundbreaking project to bolster our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies, including the Milky Way – collected its very first observations on the evening of October 23. Image: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation […]

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The passing of UConn Physics Professor Emeritus, Arnold Russek

Arnold Russek, a theoretical atomic physicist, born July 13, 1926, in New York, passed away on October 13th, 2020, in Colorado. As a young man of 18, he served honorably as a radio engineer in the Pacific during WWII. He earned his Ph.D. at the Courant Institute at New York University in 1953, and taught […]

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AAS Author Interview with Gloria Fonseca Alvarez

UConn graduate student Gloria Fonseca Alvarez was featured with a video in the Author Interview series produced by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). In this video, Gloria talks about her work to understand the inner environments of black holes. The paper highlighted in the video shows that the orbits of emission-line gas around supermassive black holes are often smaller than expected from previous observations.

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Stretching Makes Superconductor

Most superconductors only work when they’re super cold. Chemists and metallurgists have experimented with different combinations of elements for years, trying to get superconductors that work at temperatures close to room temperature. Sochnikov and his students are thinking about it differently. What if mechanical changes such as squeezing or stretching could make a material a superconductor?

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Longtime Science Pioneer Passes Away

Throughout her long life, Cynthia Peterson educated and enriched her family, her students, and her community through science, discovery, and a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching prospective scientists. Through community outreach and during her many years as a professor, Cynthia taught many that wonderment can be found simply by looking up at the night sky.

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  1. Nov 30 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar9:30am
  2. Nov 30 Particle, Astrophysics, And Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm
  3. Sep 24 Pollack Distinguished Lecture (Prof. Michael Tarbutt)3:30pm
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Recent Events

  1. We will have two presentations and by Los Alamos theorists:, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar We will have two presentations and by Los Alamos theorists:, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar9:30am 11/24
  2. Prof A. Balatsky,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Prof A. Balatsky, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Dynamic Quantum Matter and Dark Matter Detection ", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 11/20
  3. Graduate Student Kemal Tezgin, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Kemal Tezgin, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Theoretical and Phenomenological Studies of the Nucleon Structure in High Energy Reactions ", PhD Dissertation Defense1:00pm 11/18
  4. Theoretical and Phenomenological Studies of the Nucleon Structure in High Energy Reactions , Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense Of Kemal Tezgin Theoretical and Phenomenological Studies of the Nucleon Structure in High Energy Reactions , Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense Of Kemal Tezgin1:00pm 11/18
  5. Dr. Vivienne Baldassare, Washington State Univeristy  , Dr. Vivienne Baldassare, Washington State Univeristy , "Searching for active galactic nuclei in low-mass galaxies via optical variability", Astronomy Seminar11:00am 11/18
  6. Prof A. Puckett,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Seminar Prof A. Puckett, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 11/13
  7. Professor  Saroj Prasad Dash, Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Dept. Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Professor Saroj Prasad Dash, Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Dept. Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, "Spin Current in Topological Quantum Materials", Condensed Matter Physics Seminar10:00am 11/10
  8. Jacob Franklin,  Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Jacob Franklin, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, "Quantum sensing for nanoscale magnetic imaging", Graduate Student Seminar12:15pm 11/6
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