physics and astronomy

2nd Southeast Quantum Computing Workshop at UGA May 18

Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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With development timetables already showing practical quantum computing machines arriving much sooner than expected, researchers from the region will gather at UGA for second consecutive year fotr discussion on new work and ideas at the Southeast Quantum Computing Workshop May 18:

Quantum computers, which use quantum states of subatomic particles to store information, was initiated as a field in 1980, and though its development remains in the early stages, some online capabilities are now available. Large-scale quantum computers would be able to solve certain problems faster than ­...

Noted and Quoted, April 2018

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty members, students and alumni have been featured in a broad variety of media this month. A sampling:

IRS computer glitch caused by "master file" issue – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted on NPR 

Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow – assistant professor of sociology Sarah K.S. Shannon quoted in the New York Times

The 2018 hurricane season looms but Hurricane Maria still haunts Puerto Rico - Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

Scientists manipulate...

Student satellite team moves one step closer to space

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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The ingenuity and hardwork of the Small satellite Research Labaoratory continues to lead the project up, up and away:

A University of Georgia research laboratory led by a group of undergraduate students is one of only two university research programs chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space.

The UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory, which is supported by faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering, includes more than 45 members working to build two CubeSats for low Earth orbit.

CubeSats...

Focus on the faculty: Robin Shelton

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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Professor of physics and astronomy Robin Shelton discovers and shares knowledge about the galaxy that we call home:

How do you describe the scope and impact of your research or scholarship to people outside of your field?

I explain my research to people outside of my field by saying that I study the gas between the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. By gas, I don't mean gasoline, I mean that the material is gaseous, like air. Those statements might start a yawn in the backs of their heads, so I follow them up by saying that the stars in our galaxy were made from gas...

UGA to host Quantum Computing workshop May 18-19

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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Just a few years ago, the possibilities for quantum computers were well understood, though the reality of using one as a research tool remained a distant goal. And while the quantum computing capacity that exists today is still comparable to traditional computers, scieintists expect that the next couple of years will see quantum computers that are much more powerful for certain applications. That anticipation, and how it might impact scientific research from encryption to machine learning, will be the focus of the first Southeast Quantum Computing Workshop:

UGA will host a regional...

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