Physics and Astronomy

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Biophysics Week at Clemson University

Have you wondered what Biophysics is and what Biophysicists do? This is your week to find out! The Clemson Biophysical Society is hosting Biophysics Week 2019 this week. Thursday at 4:00pm We will have a special colloquium in Kinard G01. Mary Elting will tell us about her research on self-organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton. Friday […]

New paper by He Huang, Xian Lu, and collaborators on the cover of JGR Space Physics

A new paper published by He Huang, a postdoc working with Xian, and collaborators has been featured on the cover of JGR Space Physics. The image shows an ionospheric density map showing a strong asymmetry in the values on either side of the magnetic equator as well as longitudinal structure. Please join me in congratulating He […]

Quantum Mechanics in the News

There has been quite a flurry of excitement about quantum mechanics in the news. First there is the paper reported in MIT Review claiming an experiment that “suggests” objective reality does not exist. Massimiliano Proietti at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and colleagues recreated what is known as the Wigner’s Friend thought experiment in the lab. These […]

Emil Alexov Awarded CUSHR Faculty Fellowship

Emil Alexov has been awarded a CUSHR Faculty Fellowship for the Summer and Fall 2019. The goal of these fellowships is to develop research relationships between Clemson University and Prisma Health. Emil’s focus will be translating laboratory science to clinical medicine with the intent of developing a series of molecular assays related to common drugs used […]

New Paper by Miguel Larsen and Collaborators

Miguel Larsen and collaborators recently published a paper in Nature Communications titled, “Major upwelling and overturning in the mid-latitude F region ionosphere“. The sensitivity of the large antenna and high transmitter power of the Arecibo Observatory radar allows them to observe dynamical structure in the upper ionosphere with unparalleled temporal and spatial resolution. The observations […]

Clemson at PhysTEC 2019

The annual meeting of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition or PhysTEC was held March 2-3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts and Clemson University had a seat at the table for the first time. Attending the PhysTEC 2019 meeting were Profs. Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik, who gave a presentation on their 3-year project with the Laurens County school […]

Meeting of Astronomers in South Carolina

Since 2001, every year astronomers of South Carolina get together in what is known as the MASC (meeting of the astronomers of South Carolina) meeting. This year’s edition was hosted at Clemson on March 2nd and had more than 40 participants.  

Congratulations Hugo!

Hugo has been honored with the 2019 Young Fluorescence Investigator award. This award recognizes the excellent work our colleague has done and is well deserved!

Greenville: 2019 10th Best Place to Live has ranked Greenville, SC #10 in their annual report of the 100 best places to live. According to their website, We always start with data: this year, we examined more than 1,000 cities based on thousands of data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. They polled […]

Newton’s Apple Tree

Professor Takacs and his students have formed a chapter of Newton’s Apple Club. Led by Bishwambhar Sengupta, this group worked with faculty and staff across campus to get a direct descendent of Newton’s Apple tree planted on campus. Read more about that here.