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Department of Physics and Astronomy

YouTube’s ‘Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach Feb. 28

Feb. 15, 2019—Dianna Cowern, from YouTube’s "The Physics Girl," will be featured at a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4309. Cowern will discuss using videos to share science and enrich the learning experience, in and out of the classroom.

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Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Better way to weigh millions of solitary stars

Dec. 14, 2017—Astronomers have come up with a new and improved method for measuring the masses of millions of solitary stars, especially those with planetary systems.

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‘Diversify Sponsorship of Your Research’ workshop set for Oct. 9

Sep. 14, 2017—The Office of the Provost, as part of the Provost's Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PIERS), is providing a campuswide educational workshop Oct. 9 to support the diversification of faculty research portfolios.

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Class of 2017: Zachary Bednarke thrives at the intersection of science and music

Apr. 25, 2017—After hours of thinking about theoretical physics, senior Zachary Bednarke relaxes by playing his trumpet. While running through scales on the instrument, he is also, technically, still doing schoolwork.

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Physics colloquium: From exoplanets to personalizing clothing

Dec. 1, 2016—Data scientist Dave Spiegel presents a physics and astronomy colloquium, “From Exo-Worlds to Health Monitoring to Clothing Personalization,” Dec. 8.

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Vanderbilt physicists Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga elected APS fellows

Oct. 18, 2016—Two Vanderbilt physicists, Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga, have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.

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The Limits of Free Speech?

Oct. 10, 2016—Watch video of a panel discussion about the limits of free speech, especially on college campuses. Moderated by John M. Seigenthaler, former news anchor for NBC, MSNBC and Al Jazeera America. Panelists include: Haka Mitchell, Executive Director of Rocketship Nashville; Norman Tolk, Vanderbilt Professor of Physics and liaison for the VU Young Republicans; Paul Lim,...

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Vanderbilt panel: ‘The Limits of Free Speech?’

Oct. 5, 2016—John M. Seigenthaler will moderate a panel discussion titled "The Limits of Free Speech?" Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Central Library's Community Room.

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Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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Isler named one of ‘National Geographic’s’ first Emerging Explorers

May. 18, 2016—Observational astrophysicist Jedidah Isler, a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt, has been selected as a member of the National Geographic Society's inaugural class of Emerging Explorers.

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Manhattan Project physicist, professor Ernest Jones has died

Dec. 30, 2015—Ernest Jones, one of the last of the generation of scientists to have worked on the Manhattan Project, died Dec. 19. He was 97.

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