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Celebrating the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize: COSMOLOGY and EXOPLANETS

Celebrating the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize: COSMOLOGY and EXOPLANETS Thursday, November 14 | 6:00 pm Morehead Planetarium Full Dome Theater The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and … Continued

Virginia Kilborn: Unveiling the Unseen Universe Public Lecture

On October 15th at 5:30 in Chapman Hall at UNC, Prof. Virginia Kilborn, Dean of Science at Swinburne University of Technology, will take us on a journey of the unseen parts of our galaxy and others like it.   Abstract: … Continued

CANCELLED -Rainer Weiss Public Lecture

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule Dr. Weiss’ visit to Spring 2019.   Dr. Rainer Weiss, Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT and 2017 Nobel Laureate, will discuss “Probing the Universe with Gravitational … Continued

Clifford Johnson Colloquium

Holographic Heat Engines For Fun and Profit Abstract:   New work has shown how to complete the correspondence between the physics of black holes and the laws of thermodynamics by incorporating volume and pressure into the formalism. This results in a change … Continued


Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter & Symmetries

The CoSMS Institute unites scientists to advance our understanding of the universe.

Raw Science features the Majorana Demonstrator

Find out about how institute scientists are studying neutrinos nearly a mile below the earth’s surface.