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Christina Koch at astronomy days event.

Jan 31, 2023

Sciences Alumna Christina Koch Returns to North Carolina for Astronomy Days

Astronaut Christina Koch, who earned a bachelor's in physics from NC State, hosted a Q&A at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' Astronomy Days. 

Kory Green, Shuang Fang Lim and Hans Hallen from the Department of Physics pictured in a laser lab

Nov 29, 2022

NC State Superfluorescence Surprise Could Lead to Better Microchips

NC State physicists found superfluorescence in nanocrystals at room temperature — a surprising discovery that could impact the future of technology and cybersecurity. 

Memorial Belltower

Nov 9, 2022

NC State Researchers Receive $2.25 Million Interdisciplinary Grant From Department of Energy

The proposed project will improve the researchers’ ability to observe molecular turnover and metabolism. 

Logan White

Nov 4, 2022

Logan White: Transfer Spotlight

Goodnight Scholar Logan White, a former professional ballet dancer, is pivoting toward a career in physics. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Nov 3, 2022

Physicist Clarke Receives APS Award for Advanced Laboratory Instruction

Physicist Laura Clarke is the 2023 recipient of the American Physical Society's Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction.  

The NC State Belltower lit red against a night sky

Oct 24, 2022

Physicist LeBlanc Wins $1.15M Chan Zuckerberg Science Diversity Leadership Award

The five-year grant will support LeBlanc’s project entitled, “Time-resolved Molecular Mechanisms of Ribosome Assembly.” 

Dr. Schaefer leaning against a wall in Riddick Hall.

Sep 12, 2022

The Freedom of Flexibility

Private support has given Thomas Schaefer, the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor for the Department of Physics, greater flexibility to Think and Do. 

Graphic shows process of achieving superflorescence at room temperature.

Aug 29, 2022

‘Naturally Insulating’ Material Emits Pulses of Superfluorescent Light at Room Temperature

Shuang Fang Lin, associate professor of physics, discusses how this research could lead to the development of faster microchips, neurosensors and quantum computing materials. 

Cathrine Hoyo

Aug 25, 2022

From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments. 

Aug 22, 2022

Meet Our Newest Faculty

Meet the College of Sciences’ newest faculty members.