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Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

On a recent night above the Arctic circle in Norway, two rockets carrying equipment designed and built by UNH students and researchers streaked across the sky, cutting through the vivid green aurora — more commonly known as the Northern Lights. These skyward sensations are created when charged... Read More

Recent Stories

  • A panel of National Lab scientists talk under a slide that says "UNH DOE National Lab Day
    - National Lab Day
    .U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen welcomed participants to UNH's National Lab Day.Dozens of representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories visited UNH this... Read More
  • Colin Ware sits on a chair in front of a three-paneled computer screen with various colored lines on it.
    - A Career's Work Recognized
    Colin Ware has been selected for the 2022 Visualization Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in scientific data visualization.  Read More
  • Group of 17 students gather in a well-lit room and smile at the camera.
    - For the Greater Good
    A fellowship abroad helped Michael Coughlan hone his machine learning skills while improving the UK's home energy resilience.  Read More
  • Four people sit in a row boat on a lake surrounded by green vegetation.
    - Warming Waters
    A UNH postdoctoral researcher is studying impacts of climate change on methane-producing bacteria in Arctic lakes.  Read More
  • Three elderly men stand on a beach holding measuring sticks to determine height of the sand.
    - Shifting Sands
    Data from the volunteer-based Beach Profiling Program indicates which N.H. beaches are most resilient to coastal storms. Read More
  • Nathan Schwadron sits in a room full of computer equipment and smiles at the camera.
    - Physics Fellow
    UNH physics professor Nathan Schwadron has been elected to the prestigious 2022 Class of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.  Read More
  • Aerial image of Abisko, Sweden, with lakes and green land near mountains.
    - Carbon Gatekeepers
    Ruth Varner has received a $3.4 million grant from the Department of Energy to study the effects of climate change on methane emissions in Arctic lakes. Read More
  • Meeting Great Bay History
    - Meeting Great Bay History
    A prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant will extend the work of the Great Bay Archaeological Survey to 72 K-12 teachers. Read More
  • Remote Alaskan mountain with snow in foreground
    - Baking and Quaking
    With $1.7 million in National Science Foundation funding, UNH researchers will study how climate change in the Arctic could affect earthquake-related disasters. Read More
  • Image of moon above Earth's surface from space.
    - Lunar Launch
    A UNH-built instrument will aid NASA's mission to send astronauts safely back to the moon.   Read More