Sterling Nesbitt, an assistant professor with the Department of Geosciences, and Leo Piilonen, a professor with the Department of Physics, are recipients of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s 2019 Outstanding Faculty Awards.
Undergraduate students combine their interests and talents to create a program to promote bicycle transportation and safety. The University Libraries Fusion Studio gives students the environment to innovate.
Faculty researchers in the Virginia Tech Department of Physics are building a major program in quantum information sciences thanks in part to multiple federal grants that have brought $3.7 million directly to the university.
With the expected launch of NASA’s new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) this week, Virginia Tech astronomical science expert Nahum Arav says the all-sky survey mission is an important step forward that will enable space explorers to discover thousands of exoplanets around nearby bright stars.
The College of Science Hall of Distinction ceremony honors alumni and friends who have excelled in their professional careers, as well as in their service and philanthropy to civic groups and the university itself.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1999, Morris develops nanoscience approaches that can be used to build new catalysts and to provide insight into how the unique properties of small-scale materials affect the environment.
His research focuses on “spintronics” and magnetic thin films, or more specifically, nanometer-thick materials with robust spin-driven physics. Many of these phenomena are considered essential for next-generation computing and communications technologies.
Virginia Tech Department of Physics faculty will lead a three-day workshop in Arlington, Virginia, focused on quantum information, which could provide communications a revolutionary boost in security and privacy.
Last Monday, an international group of scientists announced they had detected a kilonova — the collision of two neutron stars that unleashed a set of gravitational waves into outer space. Among the astronomers is Virginia Tech’s John Simonetti.
Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science have built an experimental neutrino detector that they say could lead to a turning point in how the United Nations tracks rogue nations that seek nuclear power.