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.
The Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery will host a May 21-22 meeting of the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium to be held at the Hotel Roanoke, with such topics as opioid abuse, addiction, and data science in medicine as topics.
Two Virginia Tech Department of Physics researchers recently won an American Astronomical Society prize for a new paper that tackles the puzzles of dark matter and dark energy, the two mysterious components of our universe.
Virginia Tech researchers and students will have direct access to IBM Q’s most-advanced quantum computing systems for research projects that advance quantum science, exploring early uses of quantum computing, and for teaching.
Barnes will use a National Science Foundation CAREER grant to create mathematical models that will help scientists better understand how electrical currents flow in special compounds that possess a property known as topology.
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.
Read Montague will become the 41st person to present the annual Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture on June 2 at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Brains, and Behavior: Order and Disorder in the Nervous System.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the brain of awake human beings.
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.