News: Department of Physics and Astronomy

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020
As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.
A UNLV banner on campus.
Campus News | July 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
Portrait of Physics and astronomy professor Ashkan Salamat in red light.
People | May 26, 2020
Pressure — the highest pressure imaginable — is the name of the game for this physics professor.
Research | May 14, 2020
Once you leave the majestic skies of Earth, the word “cloud” no longer means a white fluffy-looking structure that produces rain. Instead, clouds in the greater universe are clumpy areas of greater density than their surroundings.
A woman in a labcoat manipulates a test tube
Business and Community | April 17, 2020
Life sciences' Helen Wing and colleagues assisting Southern Nevada Health District with viral transport medium; other faculty in College of Sciences contribute protective equipment.
UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.
People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
a close-up of a group of circles
Arts and Culture | September 30, 2019
Researchers from the College of Sciences showcase the artistic side of science by featuring their most captivating research images.
Physicist standing over table with green laser beams
Research | September 17, 2019
Physicist Ashkan Salamat one of just 46 university professors nationwide – and the first from UNLV – selected for competitive award, which is now in its 10th year.
A man rests his palm on his face in front of a whiteboard with equations
Research | August 15, 2019
Physics professor Michael Pravica's work on useful hard X-ray photochemistry could reveal novel materials — and possibly an explanation for the origin of life on Earth.
artist conception of cosmic event
Research | April 16, 2019
Two dense, city-sized stars collided in a galaxy far, far away; the resulting X-rays give UNLV’s Bing Zhang and international team of astronomers a new way to spot when it happens and a rare glimpse into how neutron stars form.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
People | April 8, 2019
From UNLV Magazine spring 2019 issue.