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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.”

Evidence for high-energy extraterrestrial neutrinos at the IceCube detector ushers in 'new age of astronomy'

November 21, 2013 - Neutrinos can zip right through your body, the walls of your house, entire planets, even emerging from near the surface of fascinating and frightening black holes. And now, an international scientific collaboration that includes researchers from the University of Delaware has taken an astronomical step forward in unmasking the origins of some of these high-energy particles, the so-called “messengers of the universe.”

Prof. Nikolic gives talk on spin-orbit torques at EastMag 2013 in Vladivostok, Russia

September 24, 2013 - At the recent EastMag 2013 international conference in far east Russia, Prof. Nikolic gave a talk summarizing theoretical predictions for a new type of spin-transfer torques driven by strong spin-orbit coupling on the surface of recently discovered topological insulator materials.

Researchers using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole reveal new information about the origin of cosmic rays

August 29, 2013 - The origin of cosmic rays in the universe has confounded scientists for decades. But a study by researchers using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole reveals new information that may help unravel the longstanding mystery of exactly how and where these “rays” (they are actually high-energy particles) are produced.

Prof. Xiao gives talk at the Gordon Research Conference on spin dynamics in nanostructures

August 31, 2013 - At the recent Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures at the The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Prof. Xiao gave a talk on Magnetization Dynamics in Magnetic Heterostructures. Traditionally, magnetizations have only been manipulated by external magnetic fields.