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Physics & Astronomy



Using clocks to detect ultralight dark matter

UD’s Marianna Safronova and collaborators propose sending atomic clocks into space to study dark matter

Nobel laureates lauded

UD researchers, scholars explain this year’s prize-winning work

Making way for a new science building

‘Building X’ aims to prepare more students for high-demand careers
UD physicist Frank Schroeder shovels a trench for cables leading to a radio antenna he deployed at the South Pole.

​Data From the Cosmos​

In summer 2021, data gathered by the the world’s largest observatory, IceCube, provided a group of 16 undergraduate and graduate students from UD and five other institutions with the opportunity to contribute to research on neutrinos, high-energy subatomic particles that speed through space. The students, most on the UD campus and a few working remotely, used supercomputers to analyze data from IceCube as they developed their own research and computer skills.​

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