The National Research Council rankings of graduate programs has placed UH Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy in the top 12 of all US programs. The department has an extensive laboratory and classroom building, Watanabe Hall. It has about 37,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories, shops, classrooms with special demonstration facilities, and student study rooms. The Institute for Astronomy building, located above the Mānoa campus, is a greatly expanded facility for research in astronomy and astrophysics.
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UH Mānoa Team to Lead NASA Mission Technology Study To Identifty Ice Deposits on the Moon
Five UH Mānoa scientists in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology have been awarded almost $3M in a 3-year project to develop technology for the NASA Cosmic Ray Lunar Sounder (CoRaLS) mission, initiated by a joint effort between UH Mānoa and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. The members of the team are principal investigator Prof. Peter Gorham, co-investigator Prof. Gary Varner, co-investigator graduate student Remy Prechelt, Prof. Paul Lucey, post-doctoral researcher Emily Costello and Instrument physicist Christian Miki. The UH team will work with colleagues from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the University of Chicago and Ohio State University on the project.
New study proposes expansion of the universe directly impacts black hole growth
A team of researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the University of Chicago, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, have proposed a novel solution to this problem: black holes grow along with the expansion of the universe.
Vannida Phommachanh was chosen as one of RCUH 2021 Outstanding Employees of the Year.
Vannida Phommachanh, High Energy Physics Project Administrator. was
chosen as one of RCUH 2021 Outstanding Employees of the Year in the
category of support staff.
Congratulations to Vannida !
Physics Graduate Awarded the Honors Prize
Physics and Astronomy graduate student Erica Sawczynec awarded the Honors Prize for her excellent thesis , “Asteroseismology of a Nearby Resolved Stellar Binary”. It is only the second ever honors thesis award for an astronomy project in the history of the honors program!
ANITA observed several unusual cosmic-ray like events
ANITA has a new paper in Physical Review Letters (PRL), reporting detection of several unusual cosmic-ray like events, that may signal observation of cosmic tau neutrinos.
NASA has selected the Payload for Ultra-high Energy Observations (PUEO)
NASA has selected the Payload for Ultra-high Energy Observations (PUEO) as one of the first new missions with the Astrophysics Pioneers program.
UH investigators Gorham, Varner, and Nishimura are among the leadership in the PUEO mission, which is a successor to the very successful Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) program, which ran from 2004 to 2020.