Astronomy & Space
  • Video
  • Aug 26 2021

The project continues UK's commitment to producing the next generation of aerospace engineers at NASA, and UK College of Engineering's contributions to space exploration.

  • Video
  • Jun 2 2021

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working with NASA to advance key technologies for exploring the moon, Mars and beyond.

  • Article
  • Feb 9 2021

Ferland was honored for his work in developing and applying “Cloudy,” a special computer code that studies how light from distant celestial bodies is produced. “This award is a great honor, and is as much to UK as to me,” Ferland said.

  • Article
  • Nov 19 2020

"Our research is devoted to resolving the damage that might be caused by micrometeoroids or space dust. We are trying to determine whether we can use the old technology called ‘brazing’ to execute the process in real-time."

  • Article
  • Oct 20 2020

The lecture, titled “Deconstructing Space-Time,” will be held 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, on Zoom. Developments in theoretical physics over the past couple of decades have led to a set of ideas that "space" is not a fundamental notion, but arises as an emergent concept from more abstract entities.

  • Article
  • Sep 1 2020

“We operate as a single team, combining our expertise in order to tackle the complex multi-physics problems that arise in astrophysics — problems that are beyond the capacity of a single investigator.”

  • Article
  • Aug 4 2020

“Astronomy is an entirely observational science — we cannot do an experiment or make physical measurements. So we have to simulate what we observe with computers."

  • Article
  • Apr 21 2020

Austin Hinkel, a doctoral student in UK's Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the lead author of a new paper that published today in the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ).

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  • Aug 8 2019

James Tyler Nichols is one of four UK students who were selected for the highly competitive NASA Academy at NASA Langley Research Center. The academy is an intense multidisciplinary research project that requires significant commitment.

  • Article
  • Jan 10 2019

Renbin Yan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of the MaNGA Stellar Library project — the biggest and most inclusive star library ever made.