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NC State gateway at sunset

May 18, 2022

Researchers Use Galaxy as a ‘Cosmic Telescope’ to Study Heart of the Young Universe

Astrophysicist Bordoloi is using a new instrument and a powerful telescope to peer into galactic nurseries. 

Campus gateway sign reading NC State University

Jun 21, 2021

Sciences Student Noah Wolfe Named Astronaut Scholar

Noah Wolfe, a senior in physics and mathematics, has been selected as part of the 2021-22 class of Astronaut Scholars. 

Galaxy IC342

Aug 4, 2020

Podcast: Katie Mack on the End of Everything

Cosmologist and author Katie Mack talks to NC State's Audio Abstract about universe-ending scenarios and how astrophysicists know what they know about the universe. 

The sun

Jun 9, 2020

Podcast: The Sun

Astrophysicist Steve Reynolds gives us the lowdown on the solar minimum, space weather and other cool facts about our favorite star, the Sun. 

Christina Koch is helped out of a landing capsule

Feb 6, 2020

Alumna Astronaut Koch Returns to Earth

Look back on some of the highlights of Christina Koch's 11-month International Space Station mission. 

Sanjana Curtis leaning against a bicycle

Nov 6, 2019

Adventures Abroad

Physics Ph.D. student Sanjana Curtis chronicles her five weeks of research and learning in Europe. 

Katie Mack and Laura Bottomley

Aug 30, 2019

What Does the Universe Look Like?

We asked NC State Sciences professor Katie Mack and NC State Engineering professor Laura Bottomley to answer some popular out-of-this-world questions. 

Ana Sofia Uzsoy

May 22, 2019

Goldwater Scholar Ana Sofia Uzsoy: Intelligent Life

Goldwater Scholar and physics major Ana Sofia Uzsoy is doing research to help us understand the universe at every scale. 

Astrophysicist Katie Mack stares up at a starry night sky

Jan 17, 2019

Disorientation: A Science Poem by Katie Mack

Astrophysicist Katie Mack encourages us to "see [our] world from four billion miles away" in this poem, presented in text and video formats. 

John Blondin delivers an astrophysics lecture at the 2018 State of the Sciences event.

Jul 14, 2018

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.