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Sep 4, 2020

Space Week: An Astrophysicist on the End of Everything

Today, we contemplate the end times — as in the end of our entire universe — with astrophysicist Katie Mack. The North Carolina State University researcher just released her first book, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking). 

Aug 4, 2020

Katie Mack: ‘Knowing How the Universe Will End Is Freeing’

BBC Newsbeat
When cosmologist Katie Mack thinks about the end of everything, it gives her peace. 

Jul 23, 2020

Geologists Say Venus Has Enough Active Volcanoes to Form a ‘Ring of Fire’

Popular Science
Many scientists long had thought Venus, lacking the plate tectonics that gradually reshape Earth’s surface, was essentially dormant for the past half billion years, “despite its geology on the surface telling us anything but,” says Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist from North Carolina State University who was not involved in the study. 

Jul 7, 2020

Astronauts Bound for Mars Should Swing by Venus First, Scientists Say
“It’s preferable to fly by Venus for a gravity assist on the way to Mars,” Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist at North Carolina State University, also on the white paper team, told 

Jun 15, 2020

Placentas May Help Fish Outswim Predators

Hakai Magazine
“These findings strongly implicate selection on swimming abilities as [a] key culprit behind the evolution of placentation,” says Brian Langerhans, a marine ecologist at North Carolina State University, who wasn’t involved with the study. 

Jun 9, 2020

Lockdowns May Have Averted 531 Million Coronavirus Infections

Science News
The new findings suggest that “these control measures have worked,” says Alun Lloyd, a mathematical epidemiologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, who was not involved in either study. Lockdowns “have saved or delayed many infections and deaths.” 

May 25, 2020

The End of the Universe

BBC Radio
This episode of "The Infinite Monkey Cage" takes an upbeat look at all the different ways our universe might end. The hosts are joined by legendary comedians Steve Martin and Eric Idle, alongside astrophysicist Katie Mack and cosmologist Brian Greene, to find out which end the panel might prefer. 

The red belltower looms over campus.

May 16, 2019

Sciences Faculty Recognized at Celebration of Faculty Excellence

Four Sciences faculty were honored at the annual ceremony for winning prestigious state, national and international awards. 

NC State Belltower lit red at night with the Hillsborough Street traffic circle in the foreground

Apr 25, 2019

Chemist Chang Receives NSF CAREER Award

Wei-chen Chang of the Department of Chemistry has received a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. 

NC State Belltower lit red at night with the Hillsborough Street traffic circle in the foreground

Apr 12, 2019

Sciences Faculty, Student, Staff Receive University Honors

Nine members of the College of Sciences community were recently recognized by NC State with 2018-19 awards.