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‘FUDGE FACTORS’ IN PHYSICS?
October 10, 2018 - UD team says it’s time for a reboot Science is poised to take a “quantum leap” as more mysteries of how atoms behave and interact with each other are unlocked. The field of quantum physics, with its complex mathematical equations for predicting the interactions and energy levels of atoms and electrons, already has made possible many technologies we rely on every day — from computers and smartphones, to lasers and magnetic resonance imaging.
CELESTIAL CONNECTION
February 22, 2017 - Star with seven possible Earth-like planets has UD connection. When NASA announced in a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 22, that researchers had found seven potentially Earth-like planets orbiting a star 235 trillion miles away, John Gizis, a professor at the University of Delaware, got a big grin on his face. Gizis actually discovered that star in 1999. “It’s extremely exciting,” Gizis said from his office in UD’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. “It’s a very small and cool dwarf star.
THz-Radiation Generated from Interfacial Spin-Orbit Coupling

May 18, 2018 - Electromagnetic terahertz (THz) radiation is a versatile tool for a wide variety of sensing technologies ranging from security systems to medical applications.  Commonly, THz radiation is created using photoconductive switches and nonlinear crystals.  Recently, it was shown that optical excitation of fast spin current pulses in magnetic materials may generate strong THz radiation from transverse spin transport phenomena.

Selections from 2017: The Age of a 4-Star System

January 11, 2018- Dr. James MacDonald and Dr. Dermott Mullan recently derived the age of the quadruple star system KIC 7177553. The system appears to be younger than originally thought — it’s best modeled as being 32–36 million years old. 

2017 Fall DPA Picnic

 2017 Fall DPA Picnic 

On a beautiful Saturday noon. staff, faculty and students of Departmenet of Physics and Astronomy had picnic party.

DPA Holiday Party

DPA Holiday Party Buffet Dinner

Date: Friday December 8, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Address: Newark Country Club, 300 W. Main Street.

Price: $10 for faculty, $5 for everyone else. Children under 12 are free.

Please RSVP to Linda by Friday December 1st. 302-831-2661, lbornem@udel.edu