physics & astronomy

Oleksandr Korneta

Oleksandr Korneta has been a part of the Center for Advanced Materials since its inception, but his journey to UK’s Physics Department began more than 10 years ago in his native Ukraine.

USS Kentucky's Commander Is a Proud UK Alum

For U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Smith, the journey that began at UK has taken him around the world and deep below the ocean's surface, as captain of the USS Kentucky, a nuclear submarine.

Scientists Discover Milky Way Was Struck Some 100 Million Years Ago, Still Rings Like a Bell

A team of astronomers from the U.S. and Canada, including four professors from the University of Kentucky, have discovered what may well be the smoking gun of such an encounter, one that occurred close to our position in the galaxy and relatively recently, at least in the cosmological sense.

Physics Professor Receives Early Career Research Award from Department of Energy

Physics Professor Christopher Crawford received a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's 2012 Early Career Research Program.

Under Review: Physics of an Anthony Davis Blocked Shot

Brad Plaster, an Associate Professor in UK's Department of Physics & Astronomy, describes how Newton's Laws are at work during an Anthony Davis blocked shot. For more videos please visit our Youtube channel at youtube.com/user/UKhive as.uky.edu

UK Project Receives $880,000 Grant From Department of Energy

Professors from the Department of Physics & Astronomy will collaborate on a 3-year project centered on fuel cycle research and development.

Community Turns Out To View Transit of Venus

Hundreds of amateur astronomers turned up Tuesday at the UK Arboretum to view the Transit of Venus, despite the cloudy weather.

Community Invited to Stand in the Shadow of Venus

The Arboretum, the MacAdam Student Observatory and the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club will present, "Standing in the Shadow of Venus," two events which will allow the community to both understand and observe the transit of Venus.

UK Professors Engage High School Science Teachers

The University of Kentucky Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, and Psychology departments are reaching out to area high school science teachers and teaching them something new: what's new in science.

A&S Certificate Recipients 2012-2013

The College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2012-13 A&S Outstanding Teaching Awards are Drs. Christia Brown (psychology), Brenna Byrd (MCLLC), Yanira Paz (Hispanic Studies), and Bradley Plaster (physics & astronomy).

 

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