May 04, 2021Sophomore physics major Connor Bowerman '24 has been selected as one of two 2021-22 Texas A&M Beckman Scholars, a prestigious award intended to recognize and support exceptional undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences or interdisciplinary combinations thereof at selected universities across the United States.
First Light for TOROS
Apr 29, 2021Astronomers from Texas to Argentina recently celebrated a critical milestone in their nearly decade-long project to search for and measure the electromagnetic evidence of gravitational waves throughout the cosmos — "first light" for the Transient Optical Robotic Observatory of the South (TOROS) telescope in northwestern Argentina, which recorded its first images on April 10.
Feb 28, 2021A team of Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy researchers analyzed both the midterm exam scores and final grades of more than 10,000 students enrolled in four introductory physics courses at Texas A&M across more than a decade, finding no evidence that male students consistently outperform female students in these courses.
Physics Fest Goes Virtual!
Feb 27, 2021Make a date for free family fun and experience the many wonders of science and technology along with history in the first-ever livestreamed Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival, set for Saturday, April 10, and featuring interactive demonstrations, keynote talks, and live Q&A sessions with scientists.
Jan 27, 2021Fourteen research projects — including two led by Texas A&M Science faculty — have been chosen for 2020-2021 funding as part of The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office Collaborative Research Program aimed at increasing engagement between A&M System and Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers.
Excellence in Aggieland
Dec 17, 2020The Texas A&M Society of Physics Students chapter has been recognized as a 2019-2020 SPS Outstanding Chapter for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization — a distinction awarded to less than 15 percent of the nearly 850 chapters located at colleges and universities across the US and world.
Dec 14, 2020Since 2017, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy M. Suhail Zubairy has been bringing Texas A&M freshmen to the frontier of quantum mechanics — a fundamental theory in physics describing the behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic scale that vexed even renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and typically is considered so advanced that it’s reserved for college juniors and seniors.
Shedding Light on Dark Energy
Dec 01, 2020Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) led by The University of Texas at Austin and involving Texas A&M University is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever — a three-dimensional map of 2.5 million galaxies that will help astronomers understand how and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up over time.
Nov 06, 2020To help ensure the success of future space missions and the safety of spacecraft and both the astronauts and scientists who rely on them, Texas A&M is teaming up with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a first-of-its-kind partnership through the Cyclotron Institute and Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy aimed at training the next-generation workforce in the rapidly growing field of space radiation effects testing.
Ocean Optics Achievement
Oct 13, 2020Texas A&M physicist Ed Fry has been selected to receive The Oceanography Society's 2020 Jerlov Award, named for ocean optics research pioneer Nils Gunnar Jerlov and presented every two years to recognize significant advancements in ocean optics and outstanding achievements in interdisciplinary ocean science research.
Oct 06, 2020Congratulations to Texas A&M physicist and Mitchell Institute Director Bhaskar Dutta, who has been elected as a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of advances in knowledge through original research and publication, innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, and significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service.
Eye on the Skies
Sep 30, 2020Ever wonder what it's like to work on the world's largest digital camera? Wonder no more, thanks to 2009 Texas A&M physics graduate and KAVLI Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Bradshaw, who shares first-person perspective and photographs from inside the LSST camera clean room at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.