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February 28, 2024
PHYSICS - Kayla Nguyen, assistant professor in physics, has co-led the development of a new approach that allows scientists to see individual atoms and the way they fit together under an electron microscope, without the multimillion-dollar price tag that such ability typically commands. Nguyen's research was published in the Feb. 22 issue of the journal Science.
August 21, 2023
PHYSICS - Physicist Richard Taylor and environmental sociologist Richard York of the University of Oregon examine the beauty and benefits of fractal patterns in the natural world—and the need to protect that world from an ever-growing built environment.
April 14, 2023
PHYSICS - For the first time, scientists have detected neutrinos created by a particle collider, and University of Oregon physicists are part of the international team that made the advance.
February 17, 2023
MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS - The University of Oregon will host two STEM-forward events Feb. 25: the Eugene Youth Math Festival and the Central Western Oregon Science Expo, both spearheaded by College of Arts and Sciences faculty members.
January 31, 2023
ECONOMICS, PHYSICS - Two University of Oregon faculty members have been named 2022 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), joining 508 other newly elected members whose work has distinguished them in the science community and beyond.
November 7, 2022
The University of Oregon continued its multiyear streak of increasing grant funding in fiscal year 2021-22 (FY22). Numerous faculty members received recognition for their contributions to research, as well as the number of research awards with direct positive effects on local and regional communities.
August 19, 2022
PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY - When it comes to education and training for STEM careers after high school, not all students receive the support they need to succeed. A recently funded National Science Foundation grant hopes to remedy that for 64 low-income students in Oregon.
May 24, 2022
PHYSICS - UO physics professor Tim Cohen has become the second researcher from a U.S. institution ever to join the staff at the European Organization for Nuclear Research theory group.
May 20, 2022
PHYSICS - Graham Kribs, a theoretical particle physicist at the UO, had a passion for the physical sciences, but he also had a passion for physical activity. It wasn’t until almost 15 years later, though, that Kribs was able to combine the two and make a one-of-a-kind class.
April 27, 2022
PHYSICS - Two new advances from the lab of UO physicist Ben McMorran are refining the microscopes. Both come from taking advantage of a fundamental principle of quantum mechanics: that an electron can behave simultaneously like a wave and a particle.
April 20, 2022
PHYSICS - The first year Graham Kribs was a faculty member at the University of Oregon, he spent his lunch breaks at the UO Recreation Center taking a rock-climbing course. It wasn’t until almost 15 years later, though, that Kribs was able to combine the two and make a one-of-a-kind class.
April 13, 2022
PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY - The University of Oregon has joined the Northwest Quantum Nexus, a regional coalition of academic, government and industry partners working to advance quantum information sciences.
April 8, 2022
PHYSICS - A new design for eye and brain implants draws its inspiration from nature. UO researchers have grown rodent retinal neurons on a fractal-patterned electrode, one that mimics the repeating branching pattern in which neurons naturally grow.
April 6, 2022
PHYSICS - Now that the NASA James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination a million miles from Earth and begins beaming back images of the deepest parts of space this summer, Charity Woodrum, a 2018 University of Oregon alumna, will be among the first to pore over them, looking for clues to how our galaxy came to be.
March 11, 2022
COMICS STUDIES, PHYSICS, ANTHROPOLOGY - Three faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded the 2022 Tykeson Teaching Awards for their excellence in teaching.