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Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Physics Collaboration is Awarded Two Days on the Hubble Space Telescope to Study Comet 46P/Wirtanen

A collaboration led by Auburn University is the recipient to use the Hubble Space Telescope for 36 orbits, or two days and six hours in December 2018.

“This is a space mission in reverse,” explains Dr. Bodewits. “The comet will pass Earth very closely and it may be quite bright on December 16, 2018. This provides an incredible opportunity to collect data that can impact research for decades on the much larger population of comets that are farther away.”

Learn more about this stellar accomplishment.



COSAM’s Scott Santos, Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Scott Santos, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, is now a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Buffalo. “It is a great and unexpected honor to be recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by the University at Buffalo’s Department of Biological Sciences and allowed me to share with both old and new acquaintances the exciting research my laboratory is conducting in COSAM at Auburn University,” shares Dr. Santos.

Find out more about his talk in New York



Daniel Udochi Wins COSAM T-Shirt Contest

Daniel Udochi was selected as the winner of the COSAM T-shirt Design Contest. Read more about this COSAM senior who is a microbiology major with a concentration in pre-medicine.



Graduate Student from the Department of Physics Wins Poster Contest AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibition

Congratulations to Min Khanal, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics who won the Electronic Materials & Photonics Division Student Poster Award at this year’s American Vacuum Society (AVS) International Symposium & Exhibition held in Long Beach, California. See more about this student’s achievement.


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