astrophysics

Jul 25, 2018

A Scientist Loose in America’s Library: Studying Astrobiology at the Library of Congress

Hear from Lucianne Walkowicz, chair of astrobiology at the Library of Congress and an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, about the search for and study of life in the universe.

Jul 14, 2018  |  Faculty

Blondin Named Senior Associate Dean for Administration

John Blondin, an internationally prominent astrophysicist, has been named the college's new senior associate dean for administration.

May 30, 2018  |  Alumni & Friends

Alumna Assigned to International Space Station Mission

NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch is slated to serve as a flight engineer on an April 2019 NASA mission.

Feb 16, 2018

Coffee and Viz — Visualizing the Invisible: Gravitational Waves, Neutron Stars and X-Ray Binaries

Physicist John Blondin will take you on an astronomical journey from massive stars to gravitational waves using visualizations from current research in computational astrophysics.

Nov 9, 2017

Science Cafe — Gravitational Waves: Ripples in Space-Time

Join NC State astrophysicist Katie Mack to learn about gravitational waves, why they matter, how we find them, and how they are opening a whole new window to the universe.

Sep 13, 2017  |  Physics

Star Searcher

In this video, see how astrophysicist Carla Fröhlich learns about the chemical elements all around us by studying faraway stars and supernovae.

Aug 23, 2017  |  Physics

Physicist Richard Longland Receives DOE Early Career Research Award

The prestigious award will support Longland's research on the life cycles of stars, with the goal of better understanding how the elements in the universe were made.

Jun 7, 2017  |  Physics

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Katie Mack

Katie Mack's enthusiasm and skill for talking with the public about astronomy in accessible language have made her a go-to source for research on how the universe works.

Aug 19, 2016  |  Office Space

Office Space: Steve Reynolds

Go inside the work space of astrophysicist Steve Reynolds, whose interests range from stellar explosions to classical violin.

Dec 3, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei Within Stars

An NC State physicist has helped develop a new computational method to understand the synthesis of elements within stars.