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Department of Physics and Astronomy

image of moon orbits
Sep 18, 2018
Research

UNLV astrophysicists ponder "reservoirs of life" on the moons of planets expelled by their hosts and drifting through the galaxy.


two stars in space
Jul 2, 2018
Research

To go further and faster than anything before, the Breakthrough Starshot mission will rely on unproven technology.


Two students practice swordfighting
Jun 14, 2018
Campus News

From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.


planet illustration
Apr 9, 2018
Campus News

Passing the baton in the search for distant planets.


UNLV esports champions trophy
Apr 6, 2018
Campus News

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.


Portrait Zhaohuan Zhu
Mar 28, 2018
People

UNLV scientist searches for new information and for ways to explain a complex subject to the everyday folk.


total lunar eclipse
Jan 25, 2018
Research

Super, blue, and eclipsed: Come Jan. 31, it's three moons in one.


UNLV grad cap
Dec 15, 2017
People

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.


Michael Pravica talks to Marshawn Lynch
Oct 31, 2017
People

Physics professor Michael Pravica teams up with Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch in Bleacher Report web series.


Aug 15, 2017
Research

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.


Supernova 1987A
Mar 21, 2017
Research

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.


artwork from Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery
Feb 22, 2017
Arts and Culture

“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
Feb 22, 2017
Campus News

Zhaohuan Zhu is the first UNLV scientist to earn fellowship for early career scholars considered ‘next generation of scientific leaders.’


Kepler-47
Feb 3, 2017
Research

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.