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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Super, blue, and eclipsed: Come Jan. 31, it's three moons in one.
Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.
Physics professor Michael Pravica teams up with Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch in Bleacher Report web series.
Get ready for the sun to go dark during the day, but don't grab your shades. UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen on being humbled by the universe.
University Forum lecture looks back 30 years to the first time anyone since the days of Queen Elizabeth I was able to see a supernova with the naked eye.
“Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery” shows the beauty of science and the artistic side of even the most lab-bound of scientists.
Zhaohuan Zhu is the first UNLV scientist to earn fellowship for early career scholars considered ‘next generation of scientific leaders.’
Exoplanet discoveries have opened up brash new ways to think about the way systems operate in distant galaxies, and challenged how we approach own galactic neighborhood.
"Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery" brings College of Sciences together with UNLV Galleries for an exhibit of images and objects related to UNLV research.
The key feature of these systems is a hot planet on a short orbit. Understanding these systems may help us better understand the process involved in making planets.
From experts in our astronomy department: Here's what you need to know about the rare celestial event that will take place May 9.
Super-Earths might have cleaned the inner regions of the solar system and then been swallowed by the sun.
A nearly native Las Vegan, Nemanja Novakovic had planned to leave Nevada when it came time for college. But that was before he discovered his academic dreams could be fulfilled at UNLV.
Planetary neighbors can help each other sustain life, according to new research from UNLV and Harvard scientists.
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Physics and Astronomy In The News
Michael Pravica and Marshawn Lynch are at first glance (and second glance, third, fourth and fifth glances) an unlikely pair. But what the professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the star running back of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders have in common — besides their joint appearances on the Bleacher Report’s new Facebook show, “No Script with Marshawn Lynch” — centers around explosions. For Lynch, it's his explosive runs on the field, and for Pravica, it is the study of “things that go boom.”
If you’re braving the “friendly,” crowded skies this holiday season, brace yourself for the inevitably glacial pace of the boarding process.
UNLV physics professor Michael Pravica helps the NFL player conduct a few liquid nitrogen experiments.
Marshawn enjoys the internet and goes skydiving with UNLV physics professor Michael Pravica on this week’s #NoScript.
Marshawn Lynch turns a racetrack into a sideshow in the premiere of No Script. UNLV professor Michael Pravica helps explain the physics behind it all.
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