One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots.
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Jian Liu, an assistant professor of physics, is among the group a scientists who have used light-driven experimental techniques to both manipulate and reveal the magnetic properties in materials.
The UT Physics and Astronomy Department will be sponsoring “Observing The Transit Of Mercury” Monday, May 9, on the roof of the Alvin H. Nielsen Physics Building. The roof will be open 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Scientific American invited UT physicist Geoff Greene to write an article about a neutron mystery.
Michael Guidry, UT professor of physics and astronomy, will present a lecture on gravitational waves from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at the Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville’s (STFK) Science Café at Ijams Nature Center.
Jon Levin, a gifted teacher and director of the undergraduate physics program, passed away last weekend. He was 63.
A breakthrough between ORNL and UT could lead to a giant leap in computing.
A study led by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory could soon pay dividends in the development of materials with energy-related applications.
It’s rare that additional fees are welcome, but as physicist Steven Johnston and his colleagues suggest, sometimes they can actually be a pleasant surprise, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
Nuclear theorists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among the researchers who have found that Calcium-52 doesn’t quite have the magic scientists once thought.