Spheres of Influence
Jul 10, 2019Emails between two faculty members aren't necessarily newsworthy, but when it's two Texas A&M distinguished professors exchanging space-related videos and brief memories of the Apollo program, consider our curiosity piqued by a rare glimpse at the humanity behind the history on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
A Universal Mystery
Apr 25, 2019Armed with new Hubble Space Telescope data and an improved technique, a team of astronomers including Texas A&M professor Lucas Macri has made the most accurate measurement of the universe's expansion rate to date — a surprising 4-sigma discrepancy from Planck's prediction that strengthens the case for new physics.
Apr 14, 2019Texas A&M astronomer Jonelle Walsh recently took time with reporters from local media outlets KBTX-News3 and the Bryan-College Station Eagle to discuss the historic first image of a black hole and its shadow, located at the heart of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, which Walsh has actually studied as a crucial anchor for the uppermost end of black hole properties and relationships.
Hands-On Physics Fun
Mar 29, 2019Make a date for free family fun and experience the many wonders of science and technology at Texas A&M's 2019 Physics and Engineering Festival, set for Saturday, April 6, at the Mitchell Physics Building and kicking off with a 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 lecture, "Science in the Brewery!"
Mar 19, 2019Two prominent Texas A&M University former students from the College of Science have earned selection by the college for its highest alumni honor, induction into its Academy of Distinguished Former Students. Col. (Ret) Harry Kay Lesser Jr., Class of 1970, of Herndon, Va.; and Joel E. Richter, M.D., Class of 1971, of Tampa, Fla., will […]
Jan 31, 2019Texas A&M astronomer Jennifer Marshall has been selected as Project Scientist for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) project, an 11.25-meter telescope being planned in Hawaii that's capable of studying up to 4,000 astronomical objects at once and positioned to lead the world in multi-object spectroscopy.