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    Advanced optical imaging technique may lead to structure-guided drug design

    March 9, 2020

    A Clemson University College of Science researcher, together with a team of researchers, developed and demonstrated new optical imaging methods to monitor a single molecule in action. This fluorescence-based technique may accelerate the field of structural biology, helping scientists better understand how molecules are assembled, function, and interact, which in turn may aid in structure-guided drug design.

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    Clemson researchers receive seed grant funding from Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health

    February 18, 2020

    Clemson University researchers from the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS), the College of Engineering, Computing and Applies Sciences (CECAS) and College of Science (COS) have been awarded 14 seed grants from the Seed Grant Program at Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health. The grants will fund projects on a variety of […]

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    Physics professor’s perspective article appears in the journal Science

    January 15, 2020

    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 […]

  • Troutman physics alumnus

    Alumni spotlight: Educator Matthew Troutman

    January 14, 2020

    CLEMSON — As a doctoral candidate at Clemson a decade ago, Matthew Troutman (M.S. 2007 + Ph.D. 2010 physics) taught an undergraduate astronomy lab course. He enjoyed the experience so much that he changed his career path from astrophysics research to pre-college education and leadership. Today, Troutman is a faculty member and director of teaching […]

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    Clemson scientists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding

    November 8, 2019

    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.

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    Clemson Young Alumni Council presents Ramakrishna Podila of Pendleton with 2019 Roaring10 young alumni award

    October 17, 2019

    The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Ramakrishna Podila of Pendleton with the Roaring10 award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors.

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    Physics alumnus Podila wins Roaring10 award

    October 16, 2019

    CLEMSON — Rama Podila (PhD physics 2011), an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was named a 2019 Roaring10 recipient by the Clemson University Young Alumni Council. This award recognizes young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and two […]

  • Portrait of Jordan Eagle, physics grad student

    Clemson grad student earns fellowship to explore origins of cosmic rays

    September 26, 2019

    When she was a young child, Clemson astrophysics graduate student Jordan Eagle enjoyed viewing the stars and planets with her father. “Looking through the telescope with him really ignited my interest in the universe,” she said. In January, Eagle will begin a two-year research project at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, courtesy of a Chandra X-ray Observatory pre-doctoral fellowship, which provides her with funding to complete her doctoral work.

  • A man peers at the camera from behind a shelf holding glass containters

    Meet a Tiger: Hugo Sanabria, associate professor of physics and astronomy

    September 23, 2019

    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.

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    Clemson physicists lead rocket missions to further explore the wonders of Earth’s atmosphere

    September 11, 2019

    Clemson University physicists will conduct a pair of three-year rocket missions funded by NASA Heliophysics designed to deepen our understanding of the visible and invisible mechanisms that modulate energy into Earth’s atmosphere.

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    Physicist Miguel Larsen receives NASA’s top honor for pioneering work on Earth’s upper atmosphere

    September 10, 2019

    Clemson University College of Science professor emeritus Miguel Larsen, who has fundamentally changed the scientific community’s understanding of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal on Aug. 28 at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The medal is the highest honor the space agency bestows to non-government personnel.

  • John Meriwether studies the upper atmosphere

    Meriwether elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union

    August 26, 2019

    CLEMSON – John Meriwether, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy in the College of Science, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which boasts more than 62,000 members from 144 countries. Meriwether was one of 62 Fellows in the AGU’s Class of 2019. The organization hosts international conferences, publishes 21 highly […]

  • College of Science Professor listens to dean talk at faculty meeting.

    Dean presents state-of-the-college report to faculty

    August 20, 2019

    CLEMSON — The College’s fall semester faculty kickoff meeting was held Aug. 19 at the Barnes Center and focused on highlights and initiatives. “Our science faculty continue to strengthen our national prominence and elevate the science learning experience through their excellence in scientific discovery, learning and engagement,” Dean Cynthia Y. Young said. Overall, Young’s presentation […]

  • Clemson professors to help educate S.C. students and teachers about the benefits of learning physics

    July 2, 2019

    Clemson professors Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik have been named to the second cohort of PhysTEC Fellows, a two-year program of The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, whose mission is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers.

  • SCIENCE reflects, looks forward, and celebrates at spring business and awards ceremony

    May 8, 2019

    CLEMSON – The 2019 College of Science Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony was held Monday, May 6 in Holtzendorff Auditorium. More than 100 attended the celebratory event, which included committee reports, College-wide updates, unit updates and College faculty and staff awards. A festive reception followed the main event. The faculty awards were presented by Amy […]