School of Physics and Astronomy – News
March 5, 2021
RIT’s Pratik Dholabhai earns NSF CAREER Award to study materials in solid oxide fuel cells
Assistant Professor Pratik Dholabhai from RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for his five-year project to conduct fundamental physics research on complex materials in solid oxide fuels cells.
January 27, 2021
Say Goodbye To 2020 With The Year’s Top 10 Hubble Photos
Forbes features work by Joel Kastner, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and program faculty in the astrophysical sciences and technology graduate program, in its 10 most important Hubble photos from 2020.
January 20, 2021
Asteroid or alien? RIT professor breaks down Harvard professor’s claim
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about observing objects in space.
January 15, 2021
Astronomers dissect the anatomy of planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope images
Images of two iconic planetary nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about how they develop their dramatic features. Researchers from RIT and Green Bank Observatory presented new findings about the Butterfly Nebula and the Jewel Bug Nebula at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Friday, Jan. 15.
January 15, 2021
College of Science experiences boom in sponsored research
Several School of Physics and Astronomy faculty secured large grants as principal investigators during a banner summer.
January 12, 2021
Scientists are getting closer in race to find gravitational wave background and dark matter
Space.com features work by Sukanya Chakrabarti, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
January 11, 2021
Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way’s dark matter density
Researchers have used pulsar measurements to help uncover new information about the density of dark matter in our home galaxy. In a new study led by RIT Associate Professor Sukanya Chakrabarti, researchers have now obtained the first direct measurement of the average acceleration taking place within the Milky Way.
January 6, 2021
RIT’s Michael Zemcov helping to push new NASA space telescope toward launch
Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, is part of the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission, which will let scientists learn about the formation of galaxies and search for life-sustaining molecules in the clouds of material where stars and planets form.
December 8, 2020
Outer Space Just Got a Little Brighter
The New York Times talks to Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about a new study on light outside of known galaxies.
December 4, 2020
RIT Professor Seth Hubbard receives DOE grant to develop low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells
Professor Seth Hubbard is an expert in designing, growing, and fabricating solar cells and said that if the cost of these highly efficient solar cells can be reduced enough, they could be used to help devices ranging from smartphones to drones to cars.
November 25, 2020
The giant Arecibo Telescope has been severely damaged; an interview with RIT professor about the major loss
WROC-TV talks to Michael Lam, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about his work with the second largest radio telescope in the world.
November 21, 2020
Scientists Just Discovered Outer Space Isn’t Pitch Black
Travel and Leisure mentions Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, regarding a new study on light outside of known galaxies.