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Physics & Astronomy



Cosmic code

UD physicist, postdoctoral researcher help solve 40-year-old astrophysics puzzle

UD’s William Matthaeus elected AAAS Fellow

Another ‘day in the sun’ for noted physicist

Using clocks to detect ultralight dark matter

UD’s Marianna Safronova and collaborators propose sending atomic clocks into space to study dark matter
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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