This summer, national and local media have drawn upon the expertise of UT faculty members to learn about this phenomenon and to help the public prepare to view it safely.
Department of Physics and Astronomy News
Several local outlets highlighted a UT aerospace workshop that showed educators fun ways to bring STEM education into the classroom through hands-on activities.
T minus 18 days. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive.
On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
Jian Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present his lecture “Condensed Matter Physics: a Diverse Society of Electrons” at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29.
UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy presents the ninth installment of the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series this Saturday, April 22, with Assistant Professor Steven Johnston presenting “Studying Quantum Mechanics with Light and Computers.”
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the department’s Facebook page. Physicists Andrew Steiner and Jun Han will discuss neutron stars, the second most compact objects in the universe.
Christine Nattrass, assistant professor of physics, will present “Recreating the Big Bang at the Large Hadron Collider” on Saturday, April 8, at Saturday Morning Physics.
Physics Professor Robert Grzywacz was among the scientists invited to Nashville March 27 for recognition of their research adding tennessine to the periodic table of elements.