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Students Nominated For The 2023 Goldwater Scholarship
Thresa Kelly, a junior in engineering physics – digital electronic systems with a minor in astronomy and Kate Wienke, a junior in physics nominated for Goldwater Scholarship.
Cristian Xavier Baldenegro Barrera - 2023 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics Recipient
Cristian Xavier Baldenegro Barrera Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, École Polytechnique receives 2023 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics.
Undergraduate Research Awards - Spring 2023
Morgan Cassidy, Richard Moser, Wesley Sportsman receive awards.
RESEARCHERS GLIMPSE FIRST EVIDENCE OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY ON EXOPLANET
Findings from an international team of astrophysicists using NASA’s recently deployed James Webb Space Telescope give new detail to exoplanet WASP-39b, a “hot Saturn” orbiting a star roughly 700 light years from Earth.