Using the largest supercomputers in the country, scientists have reached a milestone decades in the making. The team, which includes a researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has calculated the axial coupling of the neutron, an important process in nuclear physics that governs nuclear beta decay.
While receiving the 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year award, Mark Schoenfisch, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, discussed his decades-long research of the molecule nitric oxide. Schoenfisch has a record of bringing his research to market, where it has the potential to improve the lives of patients through medical devices, pharmaceutics and drug development.
The 19th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition will be accepting submissions beginning June 1, 2018. This amateur competition, which is open to students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work.
Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship, which provides funding for students who propose a program of study wholly focused on some aspect of the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean from 5th century B.C.E. to 1920.
In an era when photographs made with cellphones and digital cameras have become the norm, some Carolina students have chosen to embrace the art form’s more analog past. In the “Darkroom Photography” course, taught by assistant professor Gesche Würfel, students use older cameras that require film to operate and spend hours tucked away in the Hanes Art Center darkroom to make their photos come to life.