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University acquires collection of pioneering astrophysicist Martin Pomerantz

Feb. 17, 2009 - The University of Delaware has acquired a large collection of papers and records belonging to the pioneering South Pole explorer and astrophysicist Martin A. Pomerantz. Pomerantz served as the director and then president of the Bartol Research Institute from 1959-1987. In 1977, he moved the institute to the University of Delaware, where it is a research center in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He died Oct. 25, 2008, at the age of 91.

Professor Tom Gaisser to present IPY speaker highlighting South Pole Station Construction

February 4, 2009 - On Wednesday, February 11 at 5 p.m. in 123 Memorial Hall, Jerry Marty, facilities construction and maintenance manager for the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs, Division of Antarctic Sciences, will present “Building for Science at the South Pole.”  Thomas Gaisser, UD's Martin A. Pomerantz Chair of Physics and Astronomy will introduce Jerry Marty facilities construction and maintenance manager for the South Pole station.

UD researchers show that plants can accumulate nanoparticles in tissues

Nov. 11, 2008 - Interdisciplinary research at the University of Delaware, involving group of Prof. John Q. Xiao from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has provided what is believed to be the first experimental evidence that plants can take up nanoparticles and accumulate them in their tissues. The laboratory study, which involved pumpkin plants, indicates a possible pathway for nanoparticles to enter the food chain. The research also reveals a new experimental approach for studying nanoparticles and their potential impacts.

Delaware IceCube team educational outreach efforts

December 18, 2008 - WHYY website and radio show features article on Ice Cube project and interview with DPA technician James Roth. Note that IceTop project has launched new web site and South Pole blog.