PANIC serves the computing needs of the UNC Physics and Astronomy Department in Phillips Hall, Chapman Hall, and Morehead Observatory.
We provide support to the Faculty, Staff, and Students in their administrative, research, and teaching endeavors by answering questions, installing specialized research hardware and software (primarily on the Linux platform), maintaining an extensive client/server UNIX network, and caring for several departmental services, including printing, file servers, and web servers.
We are always happy to speak to you about your computing needs and how we may better assist you.
Having a computing problem?
Having a computing problem? Please view at our documentation by clicking on the appropriate link to the left. If you're using Windows, rebooting solves many problems. If you can't find the information you need here, and rebooting did not solve your problem, please feel free to contact the following helpful IT professionals for your needs:
General Windows and Macintosh desktop support is now handled by OASIS. Please contact OASIS directly by email:
Central ITS-provided services (Exchange email, isis.unc.edu AFS cell, network issues), please contact ITS directly by visiting http://help.unc.edu and clicking on the "Submit a help request" link.
Physics Dept. Linux issues or questions about printing, Physics' AFS, the Dept. website, or a specialized research computing need, please send a complete description of your problem to
Please include as much relevant information as possible. Examples of helpful information include:
- Your name.
- The machine(s) name and location.
- Conditions under which the problem occurs.
- Example to illustrate or replicate the problem.