The National Society of Black Physicists is holding their 2017 meeting at the Atlanta Hilton on November 3-5. Registration begins September 1 and continues until October 15. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is able to pay the registration fee for several GSU students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This conference… more »
Georgia State University is an official eclipse glasses donation center for Astronomers Without Borders. Donated glasses will be checked for safety and then distributed to school children in South America and Asia for the 2019 solar eclipses. The map below shows the address for donation collections at GSU. More donation locations can be found here… more »
Regents Professor Dr. Unil Perera is featured in a GSU press release on “Blood Test for Colitis Screening Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy”. See the full article here.
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.
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 »