Darin Ragozzine receives Young Scholar Award
Darin Ragozzine received a Young Scholar Award from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Ragozzine has made significant contributions to exoplanet discovery efforts (KEPLER) and Kuiper belt object study, and has received Hubble telescope time grants. He has also secured $500k portion of grants to BYU since arriving in Fall 2016. Ragozzine has mentored 15 BYU undergraduate students since his arrival, and has published many notable papers. He has also developed his own textbook for the introductory astronomy course, as well as a new method for teaching Physics 230, including recorded video instructions.
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Professor Scott and Lisa Sommerfeldt in Missouri Independence Mission
A recent research adventure took Dr. Traci Neilsen and two students to the North Atlantic Ocean. Neilsen, an associate professor of physics at BYU, and her team apply artificial intelligence to noises in the ocean to classify the seabed.
Despite the inherent time constraints of engaging undergraduate and graduate students in research, Scott Bergeson enjoys teaching this “seek and find” principle to his students, a principle that has become his philosophy for life.
A group of BYU students and professors gathered acoustical recordings of at the world’s most powerful rocket launch.
Kent Gee is selected as Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in their class of 2023
Y Magazine recognizes finalist for the 2023 National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics provides support and opportunities for female BYU physics students
Dr. Micah Shepherd, Acoustic Physicist, joins faculty
Dr. Karine Chesnel awarded Interdisciplinary Research Origination Grant