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Einstein’s general relativity reveals new quirk of Mercury’s orbit

Professor Clifford Will has calculated another effect of general relativity on Mercury’s orbit as he reports in a paper accepted in Physical Review Letters. The effect is too subtle to have been detected in observations so far. READ MORE


UF Research Foundation Professorship

Congratulations to physics professor Konstantin Matchev who has been selected to receive a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. These awards recognize faculty with a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field. The UFRF Professorship carries a 3-year salary supplement and an allocation of research funds. READ MORE


Dark Matter: UF physicists pinpoint a possible key to a mystery of the universe

There is convincing evidence that the stuff that makes stars and planets, as well as the stuff that makes all of us, is only 5 percent of the total matter in the universe. A large portion of the rest of it, theoretical physicists say, is dark matter — the as-of-yet unidentified substance that holds the galaxy together and encloses its elliptical shape.

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Memories of Stephen Hawking


Professor Bernard Whiting shares memories of his time working with Stephen Hawking.

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SPOTLIGHT


Student Profile, Derek Klein


UF senior Derek Klein is, by definition, a nontraditional student, having started college at age 27, and he’s doing just fine, thank you.

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Alumni Profile, Ethan Siegel


For UF physics alumnus Dr. Ethan Siegel (PhD ’06), there is no daily commute, no office across town, no boss to please, no staff to supervise, no grants to write, no peer-reviewed papers to publish. Welcome to the world of a free-lance writer/journalist.

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