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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

An image created by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 2017 in Greenbelt, Maryland, of the dwarf galaxy NGC 4214, located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

Society of Astronautics and Rocketry designs first motor fit for competition

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer September 16, 2022
The Society of Astronautics and Rocketry at Pitt is a club that aims to provide students with rocket engineering experience. The club successfully designed their own rocket motor this year to use in launch vehicles at competitions.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt physicists win prestigious research awards

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021
Two Pitt physicists — Vittorio Paolone and Andrew Mugler — received prestigious awards from the American Physics Society.
Pitt recently purchased a mass spectrometer located on the third floor of Old Engineering Hall. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Pitt upgrades physics resources

By Anish Salvi | For The Pitt News December 7, 2017

Pitt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy has received a new gadget that will help students make massive academic strides in the near future. Pitt acquired Extrel’s educational mass spectrometer,...

The Pitt Shadow Bandits, a team of Pitt students, faculty and staff, traveled to Tennessee to watch the total solar eclipse and test a theory about shadow bands.

Totality in Tennessee: Pitt scientists witness, document historic eclipse

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 22, 2017

As the Pitt Shadow Bandits gradually filled their weather balloon with helium, a symphony of worried gasps escaped from the crowd of spectators as they heard a loud pop and saw the balloon’s deflated...

Sarah Thornton, a senior studio arts major, looks at one of her pieces, a baby picture of the universe, inspired by her cooperation with physics professor Andrew Zentner. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

In tune with a b-flat: Artists, physicists collaborate on campus

By Abhignya Mallepalli / Staff Writer April 5, 2017

Sarah Thornton stands in the basement of the Frick Fine Arts Center, preparing for her work to appear in an exhibit Tuesday night. She dips her fingers in paint and presses them to the canvas, using gray...

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