Department News

Koepke named chair-elect of American Physical Society's Gaseous Electronics Conference Professional Organization

Mark Koepke, Robert C. Byrd Professor of Physics in the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy, was chosen as chair-elect of the American Physical Society's subdivision, the Gaseous Electronics Conference.

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Written in the stars: WVU astrophysicists set to receive Shaw Prize, the ‘Nobel of the East’

For Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin, working at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico set off a sequence of life events that would include marriage, children, finding a home at West Virginia University, an out-of-this-world scientific discovery and, now, earning a highly prestigious award described as the “Nobel Prize of the East.”

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