Last month, astronomers wowed the world when they announced that they had seen two neutron stars merge, apparently creating heavy elements such as gold and platinum and spewing them into space.
Kate Jones, associate professor and associate head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present “Stardust and Atom Smashers” Saturday, April 1, in this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Physics
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.
Before watching the Vols vs. Western Kentucky football game this Saturday, gridiron fans can enjoy a little intellectual scrimmage at UT’s Pregame Showcase. Kate Jones, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will talk about “Star Dust and Atom Smashers.” Beginning at 10:21 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom, Jones will explain how the atomic nucleus—despite
It’s football time in Tennessee—and that means it’s also time for the College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase. Now in its twenty-fourth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 4:00 p.m. this Saturday. Derek Alderman,
This is Faculty Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate faculty and their teaching, research and outreach. Their work is a big part of what makes UT Knoxville the great university it is. Today we kick off a series of special stories about faculty on the Tennessee Today website and several special events on campus.