By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, UNL physicists Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap (left) and Anthony Starace have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.
A number of faculty from UNL and across the University of Nebraska are engaged in NU’s National Strategic Research Institute, a collaboration between the university and the United States Strategic Command. Formed in 2012, NSRI aims to be a global leader in research on combating weapons of mass destruction.
New research by UNL physicists, which was published in the Sept. 12 online edition of Physical Review Letters now gives support to a long-posited but never-proven hypothesis that electrons in cosmic rays -- which are mostly left-handed -- preferentially destroyed left-handed precursors of DNA on the primordial Earth.
An $8 million renovation has converted UNL's 107-year-old Brace Laboratory into a facility dedicated to using innovative teaching methods to further undergraduate education.
Ivan Moreno is using a National Science Foundation Fellowship to charge his graduate research into solar energy. The May graduate is one of 10 UNL students to receive the NSF award, which provides recipients a stipend for three years.
A new study co-authored by a UNL physicist Tim Gay has uncovered some of the basic building blocks for understanding collisions between electrons and molecules.