Astronomy PhD candidate student, Sushant Mahajan won the prize for best student poster at IAU 335 in Exeter, UK, July 17-21. The conference was titled “Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts” and aimed to “further knowledge on space weather by linking various aspects of research in solar, heliospheric and planetary physics, and by putting… more »
Dr. Mike Crenshaw was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC). on July 1, 2017. GSU is a full partner in ARC, which owns and operates the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, including the 3.5-meter telescope and manages the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Dr. Crenshaw says, “I’m… more »
We are pleased to announce that the American Physical Society News featured GSU professor Dr. Brian Thoms in the lead article “PhysTEC Sites Triple Number of Qualified Teachers” in their May 2017 issue. The full issue can be read here.
This summer, on August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass over northeast Georgia. The eclipse will be about 97% total at the GSU campus, but will be completely total in Dillard, Georgia.
Astronomers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be in several locations to narrate and explain the event:
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee… more »
First year astronomy graduate student, Aparna Venkatara, has been invited to attend the NASA 2017 Heliophysics Summer School with all expenses paid. This summer course will be held in Boulder, Colorado in August. Admission to this school has become very competitive as nearly every solar physics student in the US and abroad apply for the… more »
Congrats are in order for Dr. Brian Thoms. He has received the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Director Award! Join us in wishing him a well deserved thanks for all he does for our department and undergrad program.
Department Chair Mike Crenshaw has announces this year’s outstanding student awards:
1) Robert H. Hankla Outstanding Physics Major : Andrew Sevrinsky 2) Joseph H. Hadley Outstanding Advanced Graduate Student in Physics: Sampath Gamage 3) Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student in Physics: Rasadi Munasinghe 4) Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student in Astronomy: Katie Lester 5) Outstanding… more »
Professor Stuart Jeffries leads a multi-institutional crew of scientists opening a solar observatory in the most inhospitable place on the planet – Antarctica.
Tristan Haseler, working on the quark-gluon plasma with Dr. He and our nuclear physics group, is featured in an article from the Phenix collaboration at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read the full article here.
Under the leadership of Dr. Brian Thoms, GSU is once again a member of PhysTEC’s 5+ Club for graduating 5 or more physics teachers in 2015/16. Read the full press release here.