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Category Archives: 2006

UCF, UCLA Astronomers First to Measure Night and Day on Extrasolar Planet

Date: Tuesday Oct. 31st, 2006 University of Central Florida Astronomy professor Joseph Harrington and University of California at Los Angeles professor Brad M. Hansen and their team have made the first direct observation of distinct day and night temperatures on a planet orbiting another star. Their published work appears in this week’s Science Express, the …Read more

UCF Professor Drives Scientific Stake into the Heart of Ghost, Vampire Myths

Date: Friday Oct. 20th, 2006 As the weather cools and Halloween approaches, chilling creaks in the stairs, bloodcurdling screams from the attic and other paranormal activity become more believable – but not to UCF physics professor Costas Efthimiou. The laws of physics and math debunk popular myths about ghosts and vampires, according to a paper …Read more

Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist to Speak at UCF About Future of Nanoscience

Date: Wednesday Feb. 22nd, 2006 ORLANDO — Sir Harry Kroto, a Florida State University professor who won a Nobel Prize in chemistry 10 years ago, will discuss the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology Friday, Feb. 24, at the University of Central Florida. Kroto will speak at 10 a.m. in the Cape Florida Ballroom, Room 316, …Read more

Physics, Honors Student Sohang Gandhi Named to USA Today All-Academic Team

ORLANDO — Sohang Gandhi, a University of Central Florida senior and honors student, was one of 60 students nationwide selected to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team this week. Gandhi, a physics major from Casselberry, was one of 20 students named to the College Academic Third Team. USA Today honored him for his research related …Read more