A team of scientists led by Marc Lessard of the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center launched an instrument-laden, four-stage sounding rocket from Norway's Andøya Space Center about 280 miles above Earth to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where Earth's magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind. The launch occurred Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2:34 a.m. EST.
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Eric Dors, who received his PhD from physics at UNH, went on to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory and this year won a major award for his work. Read more from the Concord Monitor.
The Department of Physics and Space Science Center are seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2016. See the full job ad.
The icon surfer wave -- known as a Kelvin-Helmholtz wave -- has been spotted at the boundaries of near-Earth space. Read more about this recent research by UNH space scientists Shiva Kavosi and Jimmy Raeder at nasa.gov.
The University of New Hampshire is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Condensed Matter Physics beginning in August 2015. Both experimental and theoretical candidates are encouraged to apply. This position represents one of several to be filled in support of a multidisciplinary center for flexible electronics.
Project SMART: From the hands of high-schoolers, a balloon takes flight. Full story.