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Physics & Astronomy



How I Teach - Astronomy

Associate Professor Veronique Petit shares how she helps students look to the stars for enlightenment

Faculty promotions announced

Trustees approve 80 faculty promotions

Celebrating excellent teaching, advising

Faculty Senate honors faculty, graduate students for excellence in teaching, advising
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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