Screening of Particle Fever
Particle Fever, the award winning documentary following six experimental and theoretical particle physicists during the years leading up to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, is being shown free of charge at in C215 of the Eyring Science Center at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 1st.
The film, which won the inaugural Stephen Hawking medal for science communication, effectively conveys the excitement and stress of scientific discovery. Viewers will hear many scientists' candid discussions of what really motivates them and how they react to setbacks and success. An excellent experience at all levels of scientific background.
News and Events
BYU Physics and Astronomy student Benjamin Proudfoot recently published research in the prestigious journal Nature Communications that solves the mystery of the icy dwarf planet Haumea's formation.
Dr. John Colton won the 2022 BYU intramural table tennis tournament
Dr. Aleksandr Mosenkov, new faculty, looks forward to receiving some of the first data from the James Webb Space Telescope to study galaxy formation
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
BYU’s West Mountain Observatory was one of 37 ground-based telescopes throughout the world monitoring the active galaxy that is roughly 1 billion light years away.
Dr. Leishman's time at BYU was filled with great teaching and profound mentoring