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Graduate Students Receive Self Graduate Fellowship
Curtis McLennan and Ashley Lieber receive Self Graduate Fellowships.
Graduate Program Ranks in Top 50 of Public Universities
KU Physics & Astronomy Graduate Program ranks #47 of public universities according to U.S. News & World Report.
KU PHYSICIST APPOINTED TO HELP PREPARE NEXT LONG RANGE PLAN ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE
Daniel Tapia Takaki, University of Kansas associate professor of physics & astronomy, was appointed to serve on the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) earlier this year.
A Fresh Map of Mars, From a Spacecraft Called Hope
Dimitra Atari, KU Physics & Astronomy PhD, featured in story on a new Mars map. Can also be found here: https://www.space.com/uae-mars-hope-orbiter-new-map.