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KU Department of Physics & Astronomy professor receives prestigious NSF award for black hole research

Elisabeth Mills, Assistant Professor of physics and astronomy, has received a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to continue her groundbreaking research on supermassive black holes.

Department of Physics & Astronomy professor receives NSF CAREER Award for work on zinc-ion batteries

Hartwin Peelaers, Assistant Professor of physics and astronomy, has been chosen to receive a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his innovative work with zinc-ion batteries.

KU Graduate Student Reveals Whether the Weather on Neptune-like Exoplanets is Cloudy or Clear

Yoni Brande, graduate student in physics and astronomy at KU, published new research revealing the atmospheric structure of Neptune-like exoplanets using the Hubble Space Telescope. 

KU Particle Physics Researcher Receives Postdoctoral Achievement Award

Georgios Konstantinos Krintiras, a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics and Astronomy Department, received a Postdoctoral Achievement Award in recognition of research that has significantly influenced his field.

Physics and Astronomy Professor Recognized for Research Excellence

Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was recognized for her research on supermassive black holes and her work using her platform as a woman in astrophysics to inspire underrepresented students to gravitate toward careers in science.

KU Astronomer Studies how 'Cosmic Web' Influences Behavior of Galaxies

Gregory Rudnick, professor of physics & astronomy at KU, is leading a team that recently earned a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the gas content and star-formation properties of galaxies

‘Potentially volcano-covered’ Earth-size planet found orbiting star first described by KU astronomer

Ian Crossfield, Associate Professor of physics and astronomy at KU, is co-author of a new paper in the journal Nature describing an unusually geologically active exoplanet on the edge of the "habitable zone" of a star about 90 light-years away. 

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.


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. 

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