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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Passing the baton in the search for distant planets.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV scientist searches for new information and for ways to explain a complex subject to the everyday folk.
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.
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Physics and Astronomy In The News
On a basic level, it seems that most of the universe can be divided into two kinds of big objects: stars and planets.
Look up at the night sky.
FOX5's Peter Dawson shares how you can mark Pi Day in Southern Nevada.
Community engagement is a critical component of the work needed for higher education leaders to begin to turn the tide and change public opinion around the industry. It could mean partnering with unlikely messengers to spread the word, as in the case of UNLV's Dr. Michael Pravica, who teamed up with Bleacher Report and Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch to talk physics on Lynch's web series.
An unprecedented number of scientists have their sights set on various U.S. political posts in 2018. Their hope? Preventing the nation from contributing to environmental destruction by way of willful ignorance. Since taking office, President Donald Trump and his cohorts have made a habit of mocking and flat-out denying the legitimacy of climate change with attempts to derail crucial conversations surrounding the protection and preservation of natural resources.
Physics and Astronomy Experts
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