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Upcoming Events

Science Day at the U

November 3, 2018
A. Ray Olpin Union Building
8:00 am

Frontiers of Science

November 13, 2018
Aline W. Skaggs Building, 220
6:00 pm 

Frontiers of Science

February 26, 2019
Aline W. Skaggs Building, 220
6:00 pm


Science Friday Live

Science Friday Live In Salt Lake City

Join Ira Flatow and the rest of the SciFri crew as we hit the road to uncover and report on the amazing science news and stories happening in your local area. This is your chance to look behind the curtain of your favorite national radio show and participate in a special live performance with the Utah scientists and conversations you love. This 90-minute program typically features live music, props, video screenings, and demonstrations. And as a bonus, the event will be recorded so you can be a part of the weekly Science Friday broadcast heard on your local station!


Rodrigo Noriega

Designing More Efficient Electronics

Rodrigo Noriega, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, uses ultrafast laser pulses and his interdisciplinary training to tackle tough problems in energy science. “My scientific interests are at the intersections of chemistry, physics, materials science, and biology – which requires a variety of complementary tools,” says Noriega.


Akil Narayan

There’s an App for That

Akil Narayan, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, is also a computer scientist who combines his expertise to develop computational tools and software. Recently, Narayan helped biomedical engineers at the U build a simulation codebase for understanding how physiological factors influence the ability of human blood to carry and release oxygen. The codebase used mathematical work that Narayan had developed to understand optimal ways to build computational emulators for physical models.

Physics & Astronomy

John Belz research

Ride the Lightning

John Belz, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, became interested in cosmic rays in the late 1990s. “There was an interesting, unsolved problem at that time,” said Belz. “Cosmic rays were observed with energies greater than predicted – something we hadn’t expected to see. Eventually the problem was resolved by Utah’s High Resolution ‘Fly’s Eye’ detector.” The “Fly's Eye” detector was an ultra-high energy cosmic ray observatory located in the west desert of Utah from 1997 to 2006.

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Last Updated: 10/1/18