News & Events

Dr. Rachel Smith and Michael Tucker just returned from observing massive young stellar objects across the Galaxy, using the NIRSPEC instrument on the Keck II telescope, atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. They toured the summit, including...

The 7th Annual NC Gravity Games

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:37pm
Several members of ASU's P&A department helped to coordinate and facilitate the 7th annual NC Gravity Games in Lenoir, NC. Seventy-four teams raced soapbox derby cars down the streets of downtown Lenoir. At the same time, there was a "big top"...
On Thursday the first year seminar class "Know Watts Cooking, The Physics of Energy Efficient Cooking" took a field trip to study the embodied energy of our food before it arrives in our home for cooking! This included transportation energy and the...
Photo by Eric Ortiz The annual Morgan Science Lecture series continued on March 23 with speaker Dr. Michael Brown, who is best known for his part in the demotion of Pluto’s planetary status. Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of...

NASA grant awarded to Dr. Sid Clements

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:23pm
Dr Sid Clements received a NASA grant of $20,000 for his work on electrostatic charge relaxation, which seeks to explain the possible presence of lightning and glow discharges.

NIH grant awarded to Drs. Hester and Culpepper.

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:29pm
Dr. Brooke Hester and Dr. Megen Culpepper have been awarded $128,382 over the next two years by the National Institute of Health for initial flavin transfer studies on the sulfur-degrading enzyme Dimethyl Sulfide Monooxygenase.

PandA club receives the Marsh White Award!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:21am
The Physics and Astronomy club received a Marsh White Award from AIP/APS/SPS for their "edible laser" proposal, a work done under the supervision of Dr. Brooke Hester. The award includes $500 in equipment.

NASA grant awarded to Dr. Rachel Smith

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:03am
Dr. Rachel Smith's proposal, “Investigating Carbon Inheritance in the Early Solar Nebula: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” has been funded by NASA at the level of $462,000 over the next three years. This will support her research into the astro-...
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is delighted to announce the formal establishment of a 3+2 (Double Degree) Program with NC  State in Materials Science and Engineering. This five year program, three years at ASU and two years at NC State...

Summer Happenings

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:43pm
Dr. Conrad and students Jason Baptiste, Christopher Manning, and Andrew Zeidell working in the lab with the tunneling electron telescope and the solar tracker. 

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