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Rudnick and Williams on Science Friday

School of Physics and Astronomy Professors Lawrence Rudnick and Liliya Williams appeared on the National Public Radio Program, Science Friday on Friday, August 31, 2007 to talk about the large void in the universe that they discovered. More »


U Astronomers announce giant hole in the universe

School of Physics and Astronomy Professors Lawrence Rudnick and Liliya Williams along with Shea Brown will publish a paper that describes a void in space 1,000 times the volume typically expected for such a phenomenon. "Not only has no one ever found a void this big, but we never even expected to find one this size," Rudnick said. More »

Andersson made PIRA president

School of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Education Specialist Brian Andersson was recently made president of the Physics Instructional Resource Association (PIRA) at the 2007 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer meeting. More »

Compton receives award for presentation

Rob Compton (Research Associate, physics) was the winner of the Best Student Presentation Award at the 10th Joint Intermag/MMM Connference in Baltimore for his presentation "Dynamic Depinning of Magnetic Vortices." More »

Shifman named Blaise Pascal Chair

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Mikhail Shifman has been named a 2007 Blaise Pascal Chair by the Foundation of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris, France. More »

Kakalios comments on bridge collapse

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Jim Kakalios was interviewed by the media about the I-35W bridge collapse and physics explanations of why so many people survived the calamity. The compression of the bridge supports and slow rush hour traffic speeds helped save people's lives. More »


Bridge collapses close to Physics Tandem Laboratory

The I-35W bridge that collapsed Wednesday, August 1st was in proximity to the School of Physics and Astronomy’s Tandem Laboratory. Professor Roger Rusack said that parts of the bridge came down on the Tandem’s loading dock. There were no University staff, faculty or students in the laboratory at the time of the collapse. More »

Understanding Graphene

Graphene is the name given to a single layer of densley packed carbon atoms, and is of great interest because of its unique electronic properties. More »

Caught Between a Rock and Soft Place

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor James Kakalios provided some commentary on the recent Spiderman movie, which was especially fitting since it's villain, the Sandman, falls into one of Kakalios' areas of research expertise: granular materials. More »

2007 Student Awards

The School of Physics and Astronomy Student awards were presented at the final colloquium of the semester. More »

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