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DPA ranked among the top 300 physics departments in the world according to research impact and excellence

November 29, 2011 - The University of Delaware is listed among the top universities in the world, based on a new report on the production and impact of scientific papers. The 2011 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, released by National Taiwan University, is based on statistics of scientific papers that reflect three major performance criteria: research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

Sophisticated microscope elevates UD research capability

October 27, 2011 - University of Delaware Prof. John Xiao is researching ways to make tiny electronics devices – such as those found in computer hard disks and memories, environmental sensors; even iPods – perform faster and consume less energy.

Real star power: Star packs big gamma-ray jolt

October 7, 2011 - In the Crab Nebula, in the constellation Taurus, a remnant of an exploded star has astrophysicists scratching their heads, reassessing their theories about gamma rays — the highest-energy form of light, generated by subatomic particles moving close to the speed of light.

Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays reviewed by Prof. Stanev

 September 12, 2011 - The latest issue of Reviews of Modern Physics (RMP) features an article by Prof. Stanev on Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays. An illustration from the article also appears on the front cover of RMP.

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