Department of Physics and Astronomy News

Physics Lecture Tackles ‘Big Bang Machine’ Studies

This week’s Saturday Morning Physics lecture will feature Professor Stefan Spanier talking about the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, and how it has enabled physicists to study fundamental laws of nature.

Steiner Research Highlighted by Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos National Laboratory recently featured research conducted by Andrew Steiner, UT-ORNL joint faculty assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in a post about how elements on the periodic table are produced.

News Sentinel Interviews Lindsay about Smoke and the Supermoon

East Tennesseans were able to see the supermoon this week, but your view may have been clouded by smoke from area fires. The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with Sean Lindsay, astronomy coordinator in UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, about how the smoke affected the color of the moon.