College of Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy


2022 News


Groundbreaking Image of Black Hole Sagittarius A* Enhanced by Dr. Richard Anantua’s Research
Dr. Anantua modeled and simulated the plasma physics of Sagittarius A* that helped make the image possible.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Richard Anantua Part of a Q&A Panel for the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
The U.S. National Science Foundation with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration held a press conference to announce a groundbreaking discovery in the Milky Way.
» EHT article
» EHT panel video

Physics PhD Grad Shaquan David Headed to Top Residency Program
After Shaquan earns his doctorate in physics in May 2022, he’ll be headed to one of the nation’s top residency programs at the Mayo Clinic.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Nicolas Large a University Excellence Award Winner
Dr. Large received the Advancing Globalization Award.
» UTSA Today

Birds Up Podcast, Episode 12 - James Webb Space Telescope & UTSA
This podcast features a conversation with Dr. Chris Packham who arranged for UTSA to be a partner in research with the James Webb Space Telescope.
» Birds Up Podcast

Dr. Chris Packham Featured in UTSA's The Paisano
Dr. Packham is part of the James Webb Telescope Project and one of the scientists around the world who will receive data collected by the James Webb Telescope.
» The Paisano

Physics Postdoc Dr. Sumeyra Tek Appointed to the American Physical Society Committee on International Freedom of Scientists
This Committee is responsible for monitoring concerns regarding human rights for scientists throughout the world.
» American Physical Society

UTSA Professor Uses Telescope To Look into Black Holes, 1 Million Miles from Earth
Dr. Chris Packham co-leads a team of over 50 astronomers and they've been given time to use a telescope to look into the centers of galaxies and massive black holes.
» KENS5 video

Dr. Angela Speck Recognized by World-Renowned Scientific Council
Dr. Speck is being honored by AAAS for distinguished contributions to interdisciplinary understanding of the effects of stardust across our cosmos, as well as for extensive service to the astronomy community and in exceptional public outreach.
» UTSA Today

UTSA Researchers Ready as James Webb Telescope Reaches Its Target 1 Million Miles from Earth
Dr. Chris Packman has been picked to gather data about black holes from the telescope. He plans to share his findings with students in San Antonio.
» San Antonio Express News

Alex Roush To Present on Climate Change at IR2022, an International Astronomy Conference
Alex's presentation will highlight the carbon emissions saved by holding the program remotely rather than in-person.
» UTSA Today

#ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike: Alex Roush
Alex is in the NASA L'SPACE Mission Concept Academy, a semester-long workforce training program.
» #ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike

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