Category: Natural Sciences

Photography by Brian Notess

New Elements

UT physicist Robert Grzywacz has contributed to the discovery of four new elements recently added to the periodic table. One of them, element 117, has been named Tennessine. (Photography by Brian Notess)

Kelsey Ellis Tornado

In the Eye of the Storm

Kelsey Ellis started storm chasing while earning a master’s degree at Mississippi State University. Since then she has made an annual trip to the Great Plains each May to witness supercell thunderstorms and tornados firsthand.

Signs of a Flood

On one December morning Larry McKay suited up in a rain coat and rubber boots and headed out into the Tennessee River basin. A couple dozen other people joined him.. What were they searching for?