50-year anniversary of the first Moon landing
50-year anniversary of the first Moon landing
Texas A&M Astronomer Nick Suntzeff (pictured) recently sat down for an interview on the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first Moon landing on July 20, 1969. He talks about plans to go back to the Moon, prospects for sending humans to Mars, and the possibility of alien life. The full interview has been published in the Houston Chronicle.
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Nicholas B. Suntzeff
Build-your-own-telescope workshops were a sight for all
Build-your-own-telescope workshops were a sight for all

Peter Brown and Yaswant Devarakonda coordinated build-your-own-telescope workshops at the Mounce Public Library, sponsored by our Climate and Diversity Committee. (Photo credit: The Eagle)

Vince Estrada-Carpenter selected for prestigious NASA program
Vince Estrada-Carpenter selected for prestigious NASA program
Graduate student Vince Estrada-Carpenter, working with Dr. Casey Papovich, was chosen to be a Future Investigator for NASA's Earth and Space Science and Technology program (FINESST).
Vince Estrada-Carpenter - TAMU Graduate Student
Recipients of the SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships
Congratulations to Anton Shutov (top) and Mariia Shutova (bottom), graduate students in Texas A&M Physics & Astronomy!
Anton Shutov, Anton Shutov - Graduate Student
Mariia Shutova, Graduate Student
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Bhaskar Dutta named Mitchell-Heep Chair in High Energy Physics
Dr. Dutta named
Mitchell-Heep Chair
in High Energy Physics

Professor Bhaskar Dutta has been awarded the Mitchell-Heep Chair in High Energy Physics. He succeeds Dimitri Nanopoulos, the inaugural holder of this Chair. Professor Dutta is one of the theorists leading the search for new fundamental particles and Dark Matter.

EPS High Energy Physics Prize to CDF
EPS High Energy Physics Prize to the CDF & DO Collaborations
The award ceremony will take place on Monday, July 10, during the EPS-HEPP Conference in Ghent, Belgium. One of the CDF founding fathers, Alvin Tollestrup, is invited to receive the prize on behalf of the CDF collaboration.
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Dr. Ed Fry named Partner in Philanthropy
Dr. Ed Fry, Partner in Philanthropy

The Texas A&M Foundation has selected Dr. Edward S. Fry, distinguished professor and associate head for development in the Texas A&M University Department of Physics and Astronomy, as recipient of the 2019 Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award.

2019 Distinguished Achievement Awards
AFS DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Awards were presented April 29, 2019, to Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development and Dr. M. Suhail Zubairy for Research.
2019 Physics and Engineering Festival

April 4th, 2019

Check out the photo gallery of the fun from April 6, 2019!

THE PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL WAS A BLAST!
Robert Kennicutt To Lead Decadal Survey
Robert Kennicutt To Lead 2020 Decadal Survey

Texas A&M University astronomer Robert C. Kennicutt Jr. has been selected by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine as one of two co-chairs of the Astro 2020 Decadal Survey.

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