Hugo Sanabria looks into the smallest places to find answers to life’s biggest questions. An associate professor doing research in biophysics, Sanabria joined Clemson’s physics and astronomy department in 2014 and went about designing and building a microscope that could zoom in to a single molecule and measure its movement in time and space.
Sean Brittain, an astrophysicist who studies the stars but who is also deeply grounded in supporting students and enhancing diversity and inclusion, has been named chair of the department of physics and astronomy in the College of Science at Clemson University.
CLEMSON – Astrophysicist Lea Marcotulli, whose research extends to the farthest reaches of the universe, will tell others about her discoveries when her previously recorded speech airs on the virtual TEDxGreenville 2020 conference on November 6. The TEDx Talk was originally scheduled to be given in-person on March 28, but the event was postponed because […]
Trina Pham is a first-generation college student living on the rural outskirts of Mauldin, South Carolina, where she dreams of becoming the U.S. president’s chief advisor on science and technology. By the time she walks into the Oval Office, the big issues for Pham could include intelligent machines, humankind’s outpost on Mars and the discovery […]
Amy Pope faces a challenge at the start of the semester: introducing physics – algebra-based physics, of all things – to more than 600 Gen Ed students and making sure they feel good about the semester ahead. It’s a teaching challenge Pope loves and has become successful at facing. So successful, in fact, that she […]
Clemson University researcher Rafael Mesquita and a multi-institutional research team documented “surfer waves” in the upper atmosphere that create a pipeline of energy between layers in space.
As the President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) enters its fifth year with a new cohort, Clemson University is in the midst of the most disruptive time in its history. “Leadership development and investing in faculty and staff are needed now, more than ever,” said Kyra Lobbins, the deputy chief of staff who is making plans for […]
A pair of Clemson University scientists are among the co-authors of a paper on research into using quantum dots to usher in the next generation of safer, highly efficient solar cells.
Scientists from the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute have unveiled research that could have a profound impact on the future treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Terry M. Tritt, who retired from Clemson in 2018, was recently honored as a recipient of the International Thermoelectric Society’s 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award.
Physics and Astronomy postdoctoral fellow Núria Torres-Albà recently published a News and Views article in the journal Nature Astronomy. The article focused on how relativistic jets released by supermassive black holes can be decelerated by stars from the host galaxy. Read the article titled “Stars take down relativistic jets.”
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member Apparao Rao was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for developing liquid-based scalable synthesis methods to manufacture carbon nanotubes — a class of nanomaterials used in numerous applications, including energy storage, medicine, electronics, and composites. MRS confers this […]
All Clemson University events have been suspended until April 5. Events scheduled for April 6 and beyond will continue to be evaluated, and any changes will be communicated as soon as decisions are made. Lea Marcotulli’s talk has been postponed until Sept. 11, 2020. Lea Marcotulli stands at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea at […]
CLEMSON – College of Science researcher Sumanta Tewari, an expert in theoretical condensed matter physics, has published a perspective article in Science describing current research on a novel quantum particle with applications for quantum computing. Tewari’s collaborative article titled “Majorana fermions go for a ride” appeared in Science on Jan. 2. West Virginia professor Tudor […]
Wielding state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, Clemson astrophysicists have added a novel approach to quantifying one of the most fundamental laws of the universe – the expansion of the cosmos.