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Physics & Astronomy



Prof. Michael Shay named American Geophysical Union Fellow

Plasma physicist recognized for ‘breakthroughs and sustained impact’

Shaping a New Generation of Nuclear Fusion Researchers

Robert Spiers is UD’s first graduate student to win NNSA Stewardship Science fellowship

University of Delaware rises in research rankings

UD’s research enterprise made a big leap forward in the National Science Foundation’s latest Higher Education Research and Development Survey rankings.
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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