A former UT professor will discuss the global events leading up to the Manhattan Project, the research project that produced the first atomic bombs in World War II, at today’s Science Forum. Ted Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on “The Manhattan Project: How Did It Begin?” His talk begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
An international research team led by assistant professor Haixuan Xu has received a US Department of Energy grant to help with work involving a key component of nuclear reactors.
Professor Hairong Qi has been named to the Gonzalez Family Endowed Professorship, making her the first woman to hold an endowed professorship in the College of Engineering.
One of UT’s most world-renowned components celebrates a milestone soon, and the public is invited to join in the fun.
UT’s annual Science Forum kicks off today with a discussion on how NASA’s Curiosity rover could help determine if life was once sustainable on Mars. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.
Four UT professors are spanning the globe as Fulbright Scholars this year. The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year.
An idea for a new way to test some of the smallest pieces of our planet has earned a large award—more than $2.2 million to be exact—from the National Science Foundation for a pair of professors in the College of Engineering.
Norman Mannella, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will talk about the “Marvels of Matter All Around Us” at this week’s Pregame Showcase at the University of Tennessee. The showcase will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Ballroom (Room 213), before the Vols take on Arkansas State University.
UT faculty members were recognized at an Oak Ridge National Laboratory event Thursday. The researchers are four participants in the UT-ORNL Collaborative Cohort Program.
Dania Bilal, a professor of information sciences, has received a Google Research Award to further her work on how children read and assess the readability of Google’s search results pages. One of the goals of this research is to modify Google’s Reading Level measure. Bilal will receive $41,363 from Google.