Tag: physics and astronomy

Maunakea studied as a contemporary place of contrasting world views

Maunakea studied as a contemporary place of contrasting world views

February 14, 2017  |  Comments
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UH Hilo’s Cosmos and Culture course delves into historical, intellectual, social and cultural context of astronomical discovery from a multitude of perspectives.

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Birds of Paradise Lost: Evolution, Extinction and Conservation of Hawaiʻi’s Birds

Birds of Paradise Lost: Evolution, Extinction and Conservation of Hawaiʻi’s Birds

February 6, 2017  |  Comments
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Rob Fleischer will discuss his DNA methods to study the evolutionary relationships of Hawaiʻi birds.

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Space station high-energy physics experiment results

Space station high-energy physics experiment results

December 8, 2016  |  Comments
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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which includes UH Mānoa faculty members and students, presented their results from the first five years of experiments on the International Space Station.

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Two UH Hilo students investigate “Mars”

Two UH Hilo students investigate “Mars”

October 24, 2016  |  Comments
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The students—one a geologist and one an astrobiologist—are studying the habitability of volcanic terrains as analog environments for Mars.

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Public invited to physics and astronomy open house on October 8

Public invited to physics and astronomy open house on October 8

September 30, 2016  |  Comments
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The open house will include a variety of live demonstrations that illustrate physics principles in mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism.

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UH Hilo students to have access to Maunakea telescopes

UH Hilo students to have access to Maunakea telescopes

August 1, 2016  |  Comments
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In addition to allotting time with the telescopes, the agreement seeks to improve the integration of UH Hilo’s physics and astronomy department with the IfA Hilo branch.

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In Memoriam: Physicist and inventor John Madey

In Memoriam: Physicist and inventor John Madey

July 20, 2016  |  1 Comment
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The University of Hawaiʻi mourns the loss of John M.J. Madey, physics educator and inventor of the free electron laser.

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UH Hilo space robotics team heading to NASA robotics competition at Kennedy Space Center

UH Hilo space robotics team heading to NASA robotics competition at Kennedy Space Center

May 6, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo students will be designing and building a mining robot that can traverse the Martian terrain.

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Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

May 5, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo student Nicolette Thomas looks at organisms that first arrive on lava flows to set an upper limit on biomass expectations for scientists searching for life on Mars.

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UH Hilo student Derek Hand conducting astronomy research on merging galaxies

UH Hilo student Derek Hand conducting astronomy research on merging galaxies

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo astronomy and physics major Derek Hand and mentor Andreea Petric are advancing humanity’s knowledge about merging galaxies

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