Tag: physics



Surprising Discovery Contradicts Predictions

What happens when you focus X-ray beams a billion times stronger than the sun’s brightness on a spot 100 times smaller than a human hair? A startling discovery that could lead the way to engineering better materials. That, and it’s just cool, said UNL physicist Matthias Fuchs, who led the project. “Discovering something unexpected is […]

Early Career Awards Boost Promising Research

From smarter computers, robots and power grids to genetic advances and greener chemistry, UNL researchers are solving diverse problems with early career awards from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy. These prestigious five-year awards support research by promising pre-tenure faculty. Eight UNL assistant professors won these awards in 2015-2016. Gaining Control at […]