News: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Artist rendering of NASA Swift Satellite
Research |

Two studies pair observational data with machine learning models to increase precision in distance estimates for GRBs. 

commencement profile (josh hawkins/unlv)
People |

President Keith E. Whitfield honors six graduates who have shown exemplary commitment to both the community and their studies.

students in spring
Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

AI rendering of binary planets orbiting eachother
Research |

Study in Nature Astronomy theorizes that dense stellar clusters may eject pairs of giant planets, which remain gravitationally bound to one another.
 

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

man pictured with ALMA image of the young star HL Tau and its protoplanetary disk
People |

International student Shangjia Zhang lands a highly competitive NASA grant and UNLV graduate fellowship.

A plane lowers its landing gear.
Research |

We checked in with UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen about his zippy method for boarding an aircraft and what kind of differences it can make.

The Las Vegas skyline (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

artist depiction of orbiting planets
Research |

UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen worked on new NASA research that provides a deeper understanding of our solar system’s history and measuring exoplanets.

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News |

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.