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Nobel laureate Barry Barish speaks at C.N. Yang colloquium series

Nobel laureate Barry Barish speaks at C.N. Yang colloquium series

Emmanuel Jaquez September 17, 2022
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Nobel Prize winner in Physics Dr. Barry Barish spoke as the inaugural featured speaker of the newly established C.N. Yang Colloquium series in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 
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Professor Alan Calder discusses the possibility of life in the universe

Professor Alan Calder discusses the possibility of life in the universe

Abhishek Cherath October 8, 2018
According to Calder, the elements required in order to create life are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. These form the building blocks of organic compounds which constitute all living organisms.
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An artistic rendition of Planet X. PLANETUSER/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 4.0

Under the Microscope: In search of the mysterious “Planet 9”

Gary Ghayrat October 1, 2017
The purpose of the project is to show users a collection of photos taken by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope over a certain time period; users can then help spot objects of interest.
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Professor explores where elements heavier than iron come from

Professor explores where elements heavier than iron come from

Matthew Yan September 4, 2016
Have you ever wondered how did the chemical elements that we are made of come to be?
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Despite cloudy skies, students learn about the stars at Astrofest

Despite cloudy skies, students learn about the stars at Astrofest

Chris Peraino May 8, 2016
With an emphasis on community outreach, this year’s Astrofest had dozens flocking to the Earth and Space Sciences building Thursday night.
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Joel Hurowitz, above, and his team will build an instrument called the PIXL in an attempt to prove that life once existed on Mars. (SAHER JAFRI / THE STATESMAN)

SBU chosen to build instrument to shed light on possibility of Martian life

Rachel Siford October 9, 2014
NASA awarded Joel Hurowitz, a geoscience assistant professor at Stony Brook University, and his team a 1.4 million dollar grant to build an instrument called PIXL, in order to prove past life on Mars.
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Under the microscope: closer to origins of the universe

Mallory Locklear April 1, 2014
In January, “Under the Microscope” reported on the research of professor Neelima Sehgal in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Sehgal and her team were searching for what are known as primordial B-modes with the aim to bring our understanding of the universe within a split second of the Big Bang.
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Under the microscope: Ancient microwaves may shed light on the history of the universe

Mallory Locklear January 28, 2014
Dr. Neelima Sehgal, an assistant professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy, wants to understand the earliest moments of the universe. Specifically, she wants to know what happened within one second after the Big Bang—the event believed to have taken place 13.8 billion years ago and took the universe from a tiny, dense, finite point to the infinite cosmos of today. But studying events that took place billions of years ago is no small feat.
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