Scholarship Endowments Honor Longtime Professor

Late Donald Summers helped build resources to support talented students in physics and astronomy

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. A new gift in his name will enable students to reach for the stars. The $200,000 gift from his brother, Robert Summers, of Palo Alto, California, establishes theRead the story …

Acoustics Summer School Draws International Scientists, Students to UM

PASS 2022 features four days of lectures, discussions and demonstrations

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduate and postgraduate students from four countries are on the University of Mississippi campus this week to learn the latest in cutting-edge physical acoustics, including infrasound, medical acoustics, thermoacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, waves and bubbles. Physical Acoustics Summer School 2022 is hosted by the university’s National Center for Physical Acoustics, with support fromRead the story …

International Physics Conference Opens Monday at UM

Sessions delve into strange world of elementary particles, help researchers plan new projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Quarks, leptons and dark matter are among the exotic-sounding topics up for discussion this week when dozens of the world’s top particle physicists gather at the University of Mississippi to discuss their research, exchange ideas and discuss future projects. The 20th Conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation is set for Monday-FridayRead the story …

Delta Conservation Topic for Hybrid Oxford Science Cafe

Biologist Jason Hoeksema to discuss balancing wetland preservation with agricultural needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Conservation in the Mississippi Delta is the topic for a hybrid Oxford Science Cafe featuring a University of Mississippi biology professor who is studying ways to square the need for agricultural land with the benefits of maintaining wetland habitats. The program will be held in person Tuesday (April 19) at Heartbreak Coffee,Read the story …

Physics Students Investigate Great Mysteries of the Universe

Undergraduates conduct particle physics research with Belle II experiment

OXFORD, Miss. – Four physics majors are working with a University of Mississippi professor and an international team of scientists to search for new particles and interactions that may help solve big questions about the universe. Along the way, they’re getting a head start on their own research careers. The students – Paul Gebeline, SakulRead the story …

UM Researchers Sending Sonic Experiment to Space Station

Project aims to develop method to control fluids in zero gravity using sound waves

OXFORD, Miss. – A device that can move liquids without physical contact sounds like the stuff of science fiction, so perhaps it’s appropriate that a prototype of just such a marvel is headed to the International Space Station for an out-of-this-world test of its capabilities. When NASA’s next resupply mission to the ISS, Cygnus NG-17,Read the story …

Secret Lives of Middle-Aged Stars Topic for Hybrid Oxford Science Cafe

Delta State professor to discuss life cycles, magnetism during Feb. 15 in-person/virtual event

OXFORD, Miss. – The life cycles and magnetism of stars is the topic for a hybrid Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 15) and organized by University of Mississippi physics and astronomy faculty researchers. The program will be held in-person at Heartbreak (formerly Uptown) Coffee, 265 North Lamar Ave., Suite G, and hosted onRead the story …

Oxford Science Cafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Founder Marco Cavaglia, former speakers to highlight Nov. 16 hybrid event

OXFORD, Miss. – The 10th anniversary of the Oxford Science Cafe will be observed Tuesday (Nov. 18) in a hybrid event available both in-person and virtually. Michelle Hanlon, co-director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Air and Space Law, is the presenter for the program at Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Ave., and onRead the story …

Subatomic Particles Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM physicist to discuss Muon g-2 experiment findings during Oct. 19 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The ongoing findings of a groundbreaking experiment involving subatomic particles is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Oct. 19 by a University of Mississippi faculty member who is part of the research team. The Virtual Oxford Science Cafe program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 6 p.m.Read the story …

Physics Professor Lands Top Acoustical Society of America Award

Likun Zhang awarded R. Bruce Lindsay Award for early-career acoustics work

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi physics professor has received a prominent award for his contributions to the field of acoustics. Likun Zhang, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and researcher at the National Center for Physical Acoustics, or NCPA, was bestowed the R. Bruce Lindsay Award from the Acoustical Society of AmericaRead the story …