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DPA faculty promotions

May 10, 2013 - The University of Delaware Board of Trustees approved promotions for 39 faculty members at its spring meeting May 7. All are effective Sept. 1. Seventeen faculty members were promoted to full professor with tenure, 17 to associate professor with tenure, four to associate professor without tenure, and one associate professor was given tenure.

Vernon lecture on black holes set for October 25

Sept. 26, 2012 - High-powered telescopes are unveiling a big mystery shrouded in dust and sitting right smack in the middle of our Milky Way Galaxy. Stars are orbiting something — at a dizzying pace of up to 3,000 miles per second — and some of those stars have vanished. “It’s a giant black hole,” says Mark Morris, a physicist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), who has been observing it with the two telescopes of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii.

Elementary particle and astro-particle physics and cosmology at the frontier: A conversation with Prof. Shafi

August 1, 2012 - Prof. Shafi discussed frontier topics of elementary particle and astroparticle physics for Anant-Observation blog in popular language accessible to wide audiences. 

Ask Prof. Barr "Does quantum physics make it easier to believe in God?"

July 10, 2012 - A University of Delaware professor is featured on the John Templeton Foundation's Big Questions Online website, leading a weeklong discussion about a very big question - "Does quantum physics make it easier to believe in God?" Stephen M. Barr, professor of physics and astronomy, has written an essay on the topic and is answering  questions from readers for the next seven days.

Prof. Glyde and Prof. Xiao appointed as two new named professors in the College of Arts and Sciences

June 25, 2012 - Two faculty in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences have been appointed to named professorships. In recognition of their achievements as scholars and educators, Henry Glyde and John Xiao have been named Unidel Professors of Physics and Astronomy, effective Sept. 1. 

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