Physics and Astronomy

CNI Graduate Students Among Presenters at 2023 SC EPSCoR State Conference

On April 14, 2023, five Physics & Astronomy graduate students and one CU-ICAR graduate student conducting research at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) presented six papers at the annual SC EPSCoR conference in Summerville, SC. Basanta Ghimire, Evan Watkins, Nawraj Sapkota, Peshal Karki, and Janak Basel each presented their work at this year’s conference. In […]

Quantum Mechanics and the “Avengers: Endgame”

What does quantum mechanics have to do with a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Evidently, quite a bit. But do they get quantum mechanics right? Well it’s a comic book movie, so I’ll let you go watch it in lieu of ruining any plot lines. However, the movie has given one of our faculty […]

Azure Rocket Experiment

Work by Clemson faculty has been featured on APOD. The Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE) aims to understand how the energy from the solar wind is transferred to our atmosphere and gives rise to the aurora. In the process, this experiment generates spectacular views as seen on the APOD post. You can read more […]

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 […]