Ibarra, a junior in Air Force ROTC, returned to campus two weeks before the start of classes as part of the upper-class training cadre for new cadets, where he stood out for his ability to teach and motivate the first-year cadets.
When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.
Shengfeng Cheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Science, was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research in “Nonequilibrium Physics in Drying Soft Matter Solutions.”
Over the past 25 years, Virginia Tech researchers have earned 171 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards (CAREER). For the 2020 fiscal year, 14 Virginia Tech early career scientists and engineers have been granted CAREER awards, totaling over $4 million in research funding.
Neutron scattering spectroscopy is a unique technique that allows scientists the ability to selectively view different aspects of a polymer sample, on the nanoscale, to better understand structure-property-function relationships.
Olti Myrtaj says the decision to do undergraduate research was an easy one, in no small part because he enjoys asking questions and autonomously exploring problems. He has big plans to expand accessibility for those interested in physics and mathematics research.
A new research paper co-authored by a Virginia Tech assistant professor of physics provides a new and likely far simpler explanation for two recent strange events that occurred in Antarctica – high-energy neutrinos appearing to come up out of the Earth on their own accord and head skyward.
Patrick Huber, a professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Physics, has co-authored an article that describes the potential uses and limitations of antineutrino detectors for nuclear security applications related to reactor, spent fuel, and explosion monitoring.
Using the unique capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Virginia Tech’s Nahum Arav has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. “These outflows are crucial for the understanding of galaxies' formation,” Arav said.
The fellowship program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to physics research, the applications of physics, leadership in or service to the field, or significant contributions to physics education.