Topic: Physics

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Popular How Things Work class gives away the secrets to the physical world

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.

Fall 2017

Galactic Bones

Galactic Bones

A UVA undergraduate’s research is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

April 13, 2015

Better Than Space Camp

Better Than Space Camp

Graduate student spends summer at NASA

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

Fall 2013

Crash Courses

Crash Courses

A Summer Session sampler

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

July 16, 2013

What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

UVA research that could change the world

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

Summer 2013

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor invents a new substance

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

Spring 2013

Extreme Science

Extreme Science

What is the Higgs boson and why is it so important?

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

August 21, 2012

Picking Up the (Subatomic) Pieces

Picking Up the (Subatomic) Pieces

Physicists seek basis of mass

UVA 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 subatomic particle called...

Spring 2012

At the Ends of the Earth

At the Ends of the Earth

How high school science teacher Katey Shirey (Col ’04, Grad ’07) ended up in Antarctica

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

April 17, 2011

Physical Science

Physical Science

John Brenkus (Col ’93) explores the physics—and aches and pains—of athletics

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

Spring 2011

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Highlights

Media Player

Media Player

Why I happily traded 7 million viewers for 20 undergraduates in a classroom. A report from our correspondent on the frontlines.

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.