Ian Francis, a junior studying mathematics, has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship to further his studies.
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UT’s study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
Physics Professor John Quinn, who served as chancellor of UT from 1989 to 1992 under then-president Lamar Alexander, has been named chancellor emeritus. Quinn recently retired after a fifty-seven-year career in academics, twenty-six years of which were spent at UT.
Junior Meg Stuart is headed to Switzerland this summer to be an on-call hardware expert at the world’s largest science experiment.
With the world’s largest science project now smashing particles again after a two-year pause, UT researchers will play a role in experiments that could challenge the accepted understanding of the universe.
The Knoxville News Sentinel covered UT’s involvement in the discovery of the ‘God particle.’