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Physics & Astronomy



Henry Russell Glyde Obituary

A cosmopolite, his many and varied interests and accomplishments took him around the world, where he made lifelong friendships and contributions to his field of condensed matter physics.

The Science of Leap Day

A look into why we get an extra day every four years

Prof. Michael Shay named American Geophysical Union Fellow

Plasma physicist recognized for ‘breakthroughs and sustained impact’
UD physicist Frank Schroeder shovels a trench for cables leading to a radio antenna he deployed at the South Pole.

​Data From the Cosmos​

In summer 2021, data gathered by the the world’s largest observatory, IceCube, provided a group of 16 undergraduate and graduate students from UD and five other institutions with the opportunity to contribute to research on neutrinos, high-energy subatomic particles that speed through space. The students, most on the UD campus and a few working remotely, used supercomputers to analyze data from IceCube as they developed their own research and computer skills.​

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