Tag archive for Department of Physics and Astronomy

the biggest, baddest BOOM

I can tell from the tone in his voice that Hartmann wants to get back to telling the story that’s most important to him, that of the universe itself.

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Carbon’s magic carpet

If you set fire to this page, a flake of ash might rise and float away. That little smidgen of carbon, as black as the wing of a crow, is so fragile it crumples to dust when it lands in the palm of your hand.

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quantum heretic

In the warm winter sunshine, a distinguished man stands on the curb outside a local bank, wearing a casual jacket, his dark, curly hair stranded with silver.

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Probing a mystery at the edge of space

On a clear night in March, five rockets pierce the sky above the coast of Virginia. As the roar of their departure fades, they grow ever smaller and disappear into darkness.

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star power — When you’re on the beamline, the sky’s the limit.

With a rare tool called an ion beamline, Chad Sosolik will make star stuff in his lab.

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