physics & astronomy

Dean's Channel: Figuring Physics with Mike Cavagnero

In part two of the Dean's interview with Mike Cavagnero, the Chair of Physics and Astronomy discusses the role of the department on campus and the possibilities and excitement of where the discipline may be headed.

Chellgren Center Names Three New Endowed A&S Professors

Janet Eldred, Michael Kovash, and Carl Lee are the three newest endowed professors at the Chellgren Center

A&S Wired: Measuring Science with an iPad

Mike Cavagnero, the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was one of the initial faculty members to teach a class in A&S Wired in Fall of 2011. His class was titled Measuring Science. This video showcases the students' final projects, in which they used their iPads as a tool to help in their research, data and analysis.

Kirill Shtengle - Non-Abelian Anyons

University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium. A presentation on Non-Abelian Anyons by Kirill Shtengle.

Students Tackle Physics With iPads

 

The iPad is an amazing piece of technology that can take us anywhere we want to go. But, aside from being a portal to the internet, game console, and personal music machine (iTunes – you’ve probably lost count of the songs you’ve downloaded), it also has applications that can be functional in the classroom.

Students Tackle Physics With iPads

Mike Cavagnero's experimental A&S Wired research course on the science of measurement takes undergraduate physics to a whole new level.

The High Energy Theory Group: Particle Physics, String Theory, and the Big Bang with Sumit Das

In the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the High Energy Theory Group is a collection of faculty, students, and post-doctoral researchers, investigating the origin and nature of matter and forces. The six faculty members of the group are Sumit Das, Terrence Draper, Michael Eides, Bing-An Li, Keh-Fei Liu, and Alfred Shapere. In this interview, Sumit Das describes the diverse research goals of the group, talks about applying string theory to the origins of the universe, and tells young physicists to follow their hearts.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier

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A&S Forms Partnership With Israeli University

UK President Capilouto signed a memorandum of understanding with University of Haifa Rector (Provost) David Faraggi, which bodes well for increased campus collaboration in the future.

Dean's Channel: Professor Gang Cao and the Center for Advanced Materials

Dean Mark Kornbluh continues his Dean's Channel series, sitting down with professor Gang Cao from the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Director of UK's Center for Advanced Materials. They discuss the great benefit of UK housing its own helium liquefier as well as a number of other advances with materials research.

UK Physicist Gang Cao Discusses the UK Center for Advanced Materials

UK Physics Professor Gang Cao talks about what makes the research at the Center for Advanced Materials unique.

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