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Stories from physics:

Joseph Moody

In December 2016, what appears on digital telescopic images to be a star among stars became around 250 times brighter than usual.

KELT-9b and its host star

The temperature of KELT-9b, whose discovery BYU researchers contributed to, is 8,000 degrees Fahrenheit — just shy of the temperature of our sun.

toppling Lego

A BYU researcher's targeted sound vibrations can topple individual Lego figurines without touch — and the applications extend far beyond play.

Understanding more about KELT-16b, though it’s “as different from Earth as you could possibly get,” might ultimately give scientists a better understanding of our own planet.

Professors on Hill

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn’t exactly new, but according to a recent BYU study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most.

Dr. Karine Chesnel inspects a metallic film

Dr. Karine Chesnel has always been fascinated with understanding how things work, particularly the secrets of magnetism. After years of research, she's discovered how to control a phenomenon called Magnetic Domain Memory.

Designing the block Y on the mountains east of campus was just the beginning of Dr. Harvey Fletcher's legacy as the "Father of Stereophonic Sound." 

A new professor at Brigham Young University saw his research appear last month in Science magazine, one of the top scientific journals in the world.