Physics

The role of lizard lungs in evolutionary biology

Savannah monitor lizards have a unique airflow pattern that is a hybrid of bird and mammal flow patterns.


Squeezing an electron crystal

Researchers have determined the energy required to add an electron to a Wigner crystal—an ordered crystalline state made of electrons rather than atoms.


A bird’s surprising sound source

U researchers find birds use a different organ to sing than humans do—producing sound with very high efficiency.


OLYMPIC SCIENCE

Physics, math and chemistry step into the Olympic spotlight.


PROJECT YOUTH PHYSICS

Underserved students get a taste for physics during Project Youth 2017.


WOMEN IN PHYSICS

U undergrads attend a conference aimed at helping physics majors continue in the male-dominated field.


HUMANS OF THE U: PAYEL KAR

Meet Payel Kar, doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and member of WomPA.


SEARCH FOR SPACE GHOSTS

All are welcome to the South Physics Observatory to stargaze and celebrate Halloween, a holiday with astronomical roots.


MEET THE GRADUATES: CLASS OF 2016

Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, we’ll profile graduates from across the university.