Astrophysics is the branch of physics which applies the laws of physics and chemistry to the understanding of the universe. How did the universe begin? How will it end? How did our universe evolve to where it is today from the ancient galaxies down to the stars being birthed in the pockets of dust and nebula clouds scattered throughout space? The study of astrophysics is all about asking the big questions. It is about seeing outside and beyond the planet we reside on.
Here at UNC Charlotte, we care about fostering students who ask the big questions. Our primary research in the field of astrophysics has to do with planetary nebula formation and evolution.
For questions about our astrophysics research, please contact Dr. Susan Trammell