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U of A role in building new telescope signals opportunities for astrophysics research and signal processing technology

Astrophysicists Erik Rosolowsky and Gregory Sivakoff are members of an international team which is building a new, state-of-the-art telescope in Chile.

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Building on fundamental physics knowledge

As a teenager, Igor Boettcher loved to read about the elementary particles that make up everything in the universe. Now he’s a physics faculty member who develops the mathematical and conceptual framework to understand findings, and proposes new experiments to learn more.

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Large-scale computer simulation reveals how magnetic field lines break to produce solar flares and other phenomena

A discovery made through large-scale computer simulations could lead to better understanding of solar flares, geomantic substorms, and gamma-ray bursts, which pose serious dangers to orbiting satellites and telecommunications.

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Students convert physics lessons to practical use with undergraduate research projects

Research is messier than portrayed in textbooks, but its rewards include honing new skills and participating in exciting discoveries.