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‘Professor Lou’ Explains Science Behind the Puck on Washington Capitals TV

If you’ve ever been to a Washington Capitals hockey game, you’ve probably seen physics professor Lou Bloomfield on the Jumbotron explaining the physics of hockey.

U.Va. class building satellite for NASA flight

U.Va. researchers part of ‘God particle’ work that won Nobel Prize

Better Than Space Camp

Environmental sciences grad student Adrianna Foster spends her summer break at NASA.

Crash Courses

Crash Courses

From gangster films to cell biology to teaching technology, take a crash course in some of the material taught during Summer Session.

What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

From superfast rocket engines to a book on common sense, here's a look at some U.Va. research that could change the world.

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.

The Search for Life on Other Planets

The Search for Life on Other Planets

Astronomy professor Michael Strutskie talks about a pretty powerful telescope.

Extreme Science

Extreme Science

Scientists think they have finally discovered the elusive Higgs boson, which may be the biggest breakthrough since the theory of relativity.

Discovery of Higgs Boson Just the Start

Picking Up the (Subatomic) Pieces

U.Va. physics professor Brad Cox and a team of international scientists may be closing in on what many believe to be the origin of mass: a

At the Ends of the Earth

At the Ends of the Earth

High school teacher Katey Shirey (Col '04, Grad '07) travels to Antarctica to study the fabric of the universe.

Physical Science

John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Awards Faculty Prize to Louis A. Bloomfield

Jefferson Scholars Foundation Awards Faculty Prize to Louis A. Bloomfield

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Physical Science

    John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.

  • Masterstroke

    When Kevin Sauer arrived in Charlottesville in 1988, the men's and women's club rowing teams shared a boathouse with no electricity. They had no truck to tow the boats.

  • Stem Cell Breakthrough

    The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

  • What to Read This Summer

    Notable alumni and faculty recommend some of their favorite books for your summer reading.

  • Psst…

    Four scholars from U.Va.'s Miller Center offer their advice to the president on how to finish strong and create an enduring legacy.

  • The Maestro

    From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

  • 17 Things to Love About Charlottesville in the Summer

    From swimming holes to watering holes, alumni share their favorite activities and ways to keep cool.

  • Sports Briefs

    A tennis championship, a baseball no-hitter, a track school record and news from the Cavalier Marching Band.