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Lucy Fortson

New Zooniverse Project: Muon Hunter

A new citizen science project, led by Associate Professor Lucy Fortson, is asking for help from the public to identify and categorize hundreds of thousands of ring patterns within images produced by VERITAS gamma-ray observatory cameras. More »

Vuk Mandic

Mandic to receive Taylor Award for research

Professor Vuk Mandic will receive the 2017 Taylor Award for Distinguished Research. Mandic studies the earliest stages of the universe at the highest energy scales. He is a member of two collaborations: LIGO which recently confirmed the existence of gravitational waves and CDMS which is searching for Dark Matter. More »

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Fernandes to receive Taylor teaching award

Assistant Professor Rafael Fernandes will receive the 2017 George W. Taylor Career Development Award. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching by a candidate for tenure. More »

Vlad Pribiag

Pribiag receives Sloan Fellowship

Assistant Professor Vlad Pribiag has been selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. Pribiag is one of only 23 physicists to receive the fellowship this year. Pribiag's research focuses on electronic transport in low-dimensional materials. More »

Albert Einstein at his desk

Colloquium to Examine Einstein's Politics

Robert Schulmann, independent scholar and former Director of The Einstein Papers Project will deliver a colloquium "Albert Einstein Political Consistency in Volatile Times" at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, February 25 in 275 Nicholson Hall. Schulmann's talk will discuss Einstein's consistent politics throughout his life with highlights on aspects that have particular significance in the current political climate. More »

Rajdeep Chatterjee (center) accepts an award from the CMS experiment

Chaterjee wins CMS Award

Dr. Rajdeep Chatterjee,Researcher at the School, was given an award for outstanding young scientists who have made significant contributions to the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. More »

SPS Student at an outreach event

Local SPS named outstanding chapter

The School of Physics and Astronomy's Society of Physics Students was named an outstanding chapter for the year 2015. "SPS has continuously worked hard to provide opportunities for our members to thrive both in academic as well as social pursuits," said Chapter President, Levi Walls. More »

Claudia Scarlata

Scarlata named to NASA COPAG Executive Committee

Professor Claudia Scarlata was selected to be on the Executive Committee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG). COPAG is the analysis arm of NASA's Cosmic Origins Program. More »

Yong-Zhong Qian

Researchers propose low-mass supernova triggered formation of our solar system

A research team led by Professor Yong-Zhong Qian uses new models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. More »

Priscilla Cushman

Cushman elected Vice-Chair of DPF; plans to improve funding success for young physicists

Professor Priscilla Cushman was elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields (DPF). The DPF is one of fifteen divisions within the APS focused on specialized research areas and includes scientists who study fundamental particles and fields, the design and development of accelerators and instrumentation techniques to carry out this research. Cushman plans to use her term to start a campaign of public and political visibility, including the creation of a policy track to improve career options for graduate students. More »


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