News: Department of Physics and Astronomy

planet illustration
Research | April 27, 2022

UNLV astrophysicist Zhaohuan Zhu among featured speakers at international conference at M Resort May 1-6; more than a dozen UNLV faculty and students participating.  

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

A laser beam emitting a blue light is projected into a diamond anvil cell
Research | March 18, 2022

Findings could have implications for our understanding of distant, water-rich planets.

artist conception of fast radio burst
Research | March 17, 2022

New study by international team of scientists identifies polarization as key trait that may reveal the origin of the powerful millisecond-long cosmic radio explosions.  

books inside the UNLV Bookstore
Campus News | February 10, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Artist rending of James Webb telescope in space with stars behind
Research | January 13, 2022

UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen explains key differences between Webb and Hubble.

Nurses using medical syringes
Business and Community | December 28, 2021

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring innovative ideas, discoveries, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

people doing research
Research | December 27, 2021

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a roundup of some of our top stories of 2021.

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

Research | October 13, 2021

A flurry of more than 1,650 FRBs detected by FAST telescope over 47 days in 2019 unlocks clues to the nature and location of the powerful millisecond-long cosmic radio explosions.

Two telescopic images side by side of a distant star system. Left shows blue dust rings and right features a peculiar gap
Research | October 1, 2021

Potential discovery of a circumtriple planet has implications for bolstering our understanding of planet formation.

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.