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Prof. Glyde and Prof. Xiao appointed as two new named professors in the College of Arts and Sciences

June 25, 2012 - Two faculty in the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences have been appointed to named professorships. In recognition of their achievements as scholars and educators, Henry Glyde and John Xiao have been named Unidel Professors of Physics and Astronomy, effective Sept. 1. 

Szalewicz group's article in the prestigious Science magazine will help astrophysicists explore where stars are born

May 31, 2012 - A University of Delaware-led research team reports an advance in the June 1 issue of Science that may help astrophysicists more accurately analyze the vast molecular clouds of gas and dust where stars are born. Krzysztof Szalewicz, professor of physics and astronomy at UD, was the principal investigator on the National Science Foundation funded research project, which solved equations of quantum mechanics to more precisely describe the interactions between mole

Inaugural Bartol Research Institute Professorship in Physics awarded to Prof. Shafi

May 18, 2012 - The inaugural Bartol Research Institute Professorship in Physics has been awarded to Qaisar Shafi "in recognition of his achievements as a scholar and educator". Dr. Shafi joined the University of Delaware in 1983 and his research interests include the origin and nature of the Higgs Boson (often referred to as the “God Particle”), the current center of attention at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, the biggest ‘atom smasher’ in the world.

For two molecules on blind date, new method predicts potential for attraction or repulsion

May 15, 2012 - Krzysztof Szalewicz, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware, and Rafal Podeszwa of the University of Silesia Institute of Chemistry in Poland have developed and validated a more accurate method for predicting the interaction energy of large molecules, such as biomolecules used to develop new drugs.

Portrait unveiling reception

May 11, 2012 - William Daniels and Norman Ness will be honored for their long time contributions to the Department of Physics and Astronomy during the UD Alumni Weekend. A portrait of each individual will be unveiled at this special ceremony on Friday, June 1, at 4:00 p.m. in 130 Sharp Laboratory.  A reception with refreshments will follow.

Massive detector homes in on cosmic ray production

April 18, 2012 - IceCube, an international collaboration involving University of Delaware scientists, is shedding new light on cosmic ray production. Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most enduring mysteries in physics.