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Eric Coughlin headshot.

(June 3, 2024)

A&S Physicist Awarded NASA Grant to Model One of the Cosmos’ Most Extreme Events

Physics professor Eric Coughlin received his second NASA grant as a faculty member at SU to develop accurate models to probe the inner workings of supermassive black holes.

Figure depicting the precession (movement of the rotational axis) of an accretion disk.

(May 22, 2024)

Scientists Spin Up a New Way to Unlock Black Hole Mysteries

Syracuse University astrophysicist co-authors a study in Nature that details how observations of a wobbling disk following a tidal disruption event can be used to estimate black hole spin.

Collin Capano headshot.

(May 7, 2024)

A&S Physicist Awarded NSF Research Grant for Two Projects That Will Increase Our Understanding of Gravitational Waves

Collin Capano ’05, ’11 Ph.D., research associate professor in the Department of Physics, will use the grant to test Einstein’s theory of relativity and create a computer network that could detect gravitational waves faster and cheaper.

Chris Santangelo portrait

(May 2, 2024)

2024 Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching Presented to Physics Professor Christian Santangelo

Award given in memory of noted professor of English William Wasserstrom.

Artuso portrait

(April 18, 2024)

A&S Physicist Marina Artuso Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Artuso joins a prestigious list of Syracuse University researchers for advancing the field of science through her outstanding leadership as an experimental physicist.

Two women standing in front of a poster.

(March 21, 2024)

Syracuse Undergraduate Spearheads Study Using Physics Principles to Understand How Cells Self-Sort in Development

A team of biophysicists identified an unexpected collective behavior among particles and their findings were published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.

Jay Zemel portrait.

(March 11, 2024)

Advancing a New Era of Undergraduate Physics Research

Alumnus’s gifts to undergraduate physics programs will cultivate tomorrow’s innovators in multidisciplinary research.

Excavation crews digging out caverns.

(Feb. 14, 2024)

Mining for Neutrino Answers

The excavation of massive caverns in South Dakota paves the way for an international team of researchers, including Syracuse University physicists, to further explore neutrinos’ role in the Universe.