Three physicists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UT, together with colleagues, have successfully modified a semiconductor to create a superconductor. The breakthrough in fundamental research may lead to unforeseen advancements in technology.
When University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD candidate Erica Grant was an undergraduate physics major, a visit to a hacker convention in Las Vegas inspired her to try to improve the security of smart locks. Her invention, Quamtum Lock, is now a finalist in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition.
Four faculty members have received Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation for 2019.
A new study provides insight into multiferroic materials, which could have substantive implications in fields such as data storage.
A study, coauthored by Maxim Lavrentovich, shows that plants favor the production of uneven, asymmetrical patterns on the surface of pollen grains over more symmetrical patterns.
Professors Lynne Parker and Adriana Moreo have been selected as 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows for their work as leading researchers and their distinguished professional service.
Pedestrians near McClung Tower Plaza this Friday may want to keep an eye to the sky, because UT’s Society of Physics Students will be hosting its fourth annual pumpkin drop.
John Quinn, who served as chancellor of UT Knoxville from 1989 to 1992, passed away Monday, October 8.
A team of researchers led by UT physics professor Sarah Cousineau has made the first-ever 6D measurement of an accelerator beam.
Nadia Fomin, an assistant professor in experimental nuclear/neutron physics, conducted research at the Jefferson Lab and spoke about the support the lab received in a Daily Press article.
UT nuclear physicist Geoffrey Greene says physicists need to know the neutron’s lifetime in order to calculate the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium that would have been produced during the universe’s first few minutes, according to Quantra and Wired magazines.
Superconducting technology has given us highly-detailed medical imaging, particle accelerators, and high-speed trains, but exactly what gives rise to this property is still a mystery.