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Students observe sun spots during PHYS 131.

Intro to Astronomy Class Provides Innovative, Interpersonal Ways to Discover the Cosmos

PHYS 131 is Drexel’s introductory course to Astronomy open to all majors, and faculty may soon pilot a video game class to further pique student interest in the subject.
A photo of the Drexel Astronomy from the University's 1975 yearbook, courtesy of Drexel Archives.

‘Hidden Treasures’ Follow-Up: Drexel Alumnus and Professor Remembers the University’s Astronomy Society

In response to a previous article about the "hidden treasure" that is the University's observatory, an alumnus and current Drexel assistant clinical professor reminisced about what it was like being the vice president of Drexel's Astronomy Society when he was a chemistry major here at Drexel before graduating in the ’70s.
An edited photo of the Joseph R. Lynch observatory.

Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Home of Philadelphia’s Largest Telescope

Drexel University’s Joseph R. Lynch Observatory is located on the roof of Curtis Hall and contains Philadelphia’s largest telescope.
An artist's rendering of a blazer shooting neutrinos down to sensors at the IceCube facility in Antarctica

Drexel Astrophysicist Proves the Origin of Neutrinos

With nine-and-a-half years of data and a South Pole observatory, a Drexel professor and her colleagues has shown the origin of at least some of the high-energy particles known as "neutrinos."
A person looking at a brain image on a monitor while someone else is helped into an MRI in the background.

New Parts of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics - Study

A new study out of Drexel University showed that, when confronted with physics problems, new parts of a student's brain are utilized after receiving instruction in the topic.
The eclipse viewing party in Perelman Plaza.

All Fun, No Sun: Photo Recap of the Solar Eclipse on Drexel’s Campus

During Aug. 21’s historic solar eclipse, Drexel Dragons flocked to Perelman Plaza, where the Physics Department held a special solar eclipse viewing party complete with solar telescopes.
Provost Brian Blake with honoree Alison Kenner.

Drexel Honors Outstanding Faculty Achievements at Year-End Awards

At the annual Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 24, Drexel acknowledged the faculty and staff members whose scholarship, service and teaching contribute so much to the University and its students.
Left to right, Paul Kaczmarczik, Paul Michael Kaczmarczik and Mike Kaczmarczik pose with Nobel Laureate and 13th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker William D. Phillips at the 2008 event.

Employee Spotlight: The Kaczmarczik Family

Since the 1940s, a member of the Kaczmarczik family has studied, taught or worked on campus. Three generations of Kaczmarcziks have accumulated over 80 years of combined educational and professional experience at Drexel.

 

A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them.

Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves

Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.
20th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker S. Alan Stern gestures during his presentation on Feb. 10.

Drexel Celebrates 20 Years of the Kaczmarczik Lecture Series

Since its inception in 1995, the Kaczmarczik Lecture series honoring a former Drexel physics professor has brought many high school students and Nobel Prize winners to campus in the name of science.
The LSST in its facility building with the night sky. Courtesy of the LSST Corporation.

Drexel Professor to Use New Telescope to Map Beyond Milky Way

Due to his past involvement with another survey of the night sky, Drexel’s Gordon Richards will take a look out of our galaxy with the help of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is capable of mapping the entire night sky every three days.
Start Talking Science Philadelphia 2014

Drexel Professor Creates Start Talking Science Event

Philadelphians will soon get their newest opportunity to meet local scientists and learn about exciting advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the region, through an event created by a Drexel professor, called “Start Talking Science.”