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Neutron Skin Measurement
A new measurement, presented by UVa graduate and postdoctoral scholar Caryn Palatchi at the APS Division of Nuclear Physics annual meeting, reveals that heavier types of calcium nuclei are relatively thin-skinned. The result is the first electroweak ... More >
Cotton Awarded DOE’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Congratulations to Cameron Cotton for winning Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship. With support from this award, Cameron will work on two research topics with Dr. Dave Gaskell, a staff ... More >
Machine Learning Algorithm Predicts How Multiple Alloyed Elements Interact
A new class of materials known as high entropy alloys (HEAs) has generated considerable excitement in the materials research community. The number of possible HEAs can easily exceed a million or even billion, resulting in vastly numerous ... More >
Louca Quoted in Physics Today
Despina Louca was quoted in Physics Today about the temporary closure of the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). From Physics Today: Louca says it will be difficult for her students to complete their ... More >
Nichols Wins Ralph E. Powe Award
David Nichols is a recipient of a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for the 2021-2022 academic year.  ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) has awarded the competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from ... More >

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