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Mt. Cuba Observatory Newsletters

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Math, science teachers come together at UD for interdisciplinary lessons

February 10, 2014 - A two-year grant to the University of Delaware supports efforts to help Delaware high school science and math teachers teach across their fields.

UD scientists involved in 2013 Breakthrough of the Year in physics

December 13, 2013 - The IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory, an international scientific collaboration that includes researchers from the University of Delaware, has been awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by the British magazine Physics World. The Antarctic observatory has been selected for making the first observations of cosmic neutrinos. These particles, the “high-energy messengers of the universe,” zip through space and may yield important clues to the origins of the universe.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy Welcomes Dr. Sarah Dodson-Robinson

November 25, 2013 - Sarah Dodson-Robinson will be the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s newest professor starting January 2014.  Dr. Dodson-Robinson received her Ph.D.

UD faculty members discuss 2013 prize-winners at annual symposium

November 21, 2013 - Stephen Barr, professor of physics and astronomy, explained the physics prize, given to Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theoretical prediction of “a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles … recently confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle.”