John Simonetti

Associate Chair of the Physics Department
Director of
Astronomy Outreach Program

Email : jhs

Phone : 540-231-8740

Office : Robeson 225

John Simonetti

Photo by John McCormick
March 9, 2009 ©Virginia Tech


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Ph.D. : Cornell
Field of Research : Astronomical Sciences

Creator of the JAVA application Sky Image Processor
Featured in Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week, May 8-14, 2006
Featured in Spotlight on Innovation, March 23, 2009



Prof. Simonetti receives the 2009 COS Outreach Excellence Award from Dean Chang, Sept. 22, 2009


Virginia Tech teams with University of New Mexico on array radio telescope project (February 13, 2012, Spotlight on Achievement)
With Good Reason radio interview (November 14, 2009)
Fun With Physics draws crowd of all ages at Northern Virginia Center (NCR Highlights, March 17, 2008)
Physicists and engineers search for new dimension (VT News, March 17,2008)
Searching For A Tiny New Dimension, Curled Up Like The Universe Before The Big Bang (ScienceDaily, March 12, 2008)
Exploding black holes could expose hidden dimensions (New Scientist, February 5, 2008)
Astronomers look for exploding black holes (Nature News, February 1, 2008)
Video: Comet now visible to the naked eye (Collegiate Times, November 16, 2007)
Sounds goofy, but Pluto's not a planet (, August 25, 2006)
Exotic Explosions (ECE Department News, 2006)
With Good Reason radio interview (June 19 and 22, 2005)
Physics professor creates astronomy JAVA program for student use (Science from Virginia Tech, 1999)
Virginia Tech telescope maps the galaxy (Science from Virginia Tech, 1998)

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