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Dr. Kat Barger and collaborators will be observing with the Hubble Space telescope February 8th. They will be looking at a massive cloud that is flowing towards our galaxy that contains a few hundred million times the mass of our Sun in gas. This material was tidally stripped from the nearby Small and Large Magellanic galaxies. Eventually, this gas will fall into the Milky Way where it will be used to make new stars.

Cannan Huey-You, who works with Dr. Kat Barger through the Research Apprentice Program, was the youngest presenter at this year’s meeting of the American Astronomical Society. His story is featured in the Star-Telegram.

Congratulations to Dr. Anton Naumov who received a TCU Instructional Equipment grant to update our Physics II laboratory equipment.

Please join us for a Green Honors Chair Lecture by Kathryn Johnston of Columbia University on Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm in SWR Lecture Hall 1. Her talk is entitled “Galactic Cannibalism“. Dr. Johnston will also give a seminar on Dec. 8 at 2:00 pm in SWR 357.

Come support physics graduate students Drew Ciampa, Zhangatay Nurekeyev, and Amy Ray as they compete in the three-minute thesis final at the Forth Worth Museum of Science and History on November 12 at 11 am.

Please join us for a seminar by Rita John of University of Madras on Nov. 4 at 2:00 pm in SWR 357. Her talk is entitled “Theoretical Investigations oF 2D Materials: Graphene, Silicene, Germanene, and Stanene“.

Dr. Magnus Rittby is running workshops to help TCU and UNTHSC faculty develop effective communication skills. Read more.

Please join us for a seminar by Belle Marco of Origen Laboratories on Sept. 16 at 2:00 pm in SWR 357. Her talk is entitled “Life After a B.S. in Physics“.

Dr. Kat Barger has been awarded time on the Hubble Space telescope to study “The Origin of the Leading Arm of the Magellanic Stream”.

Dr. Karol Gryczynski is the winner of the inaugural Medal of the Polish Biophysical Society for his contributions to the field of fluorescence. Read more

Congratulations to Ms. Afeefah Khazi-Syed from Harmony School of Innovation who won 2nd Place Grand Prize in Life Sciences at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Ms. Khazi-Syed did research on using silver nanoparticles as antibiotics through our Research Apprentice Program.

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