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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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Hear Kakalios on NPR

School of Physics and Astronomy Professor James Kakalios appeared on National Public Radio's Week-end Edition Sunday, June 17th to discuss the physics of Sandman, the villain in the new Spiderman movie. More »

High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar

Jean-Francois Dufaux, University of Toronto will deliver a lunch seminar on Thursday June 14th at 12:15 p.m. in Room 435 physics. The title of his talk is, "Stochastic gravitational wave background from preheating after inflation." More »

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Shifman Edits Tribute to Well-known Russian Mathematician

Professor Mikhail Shifman of the School of Physics and Astronomy has edited a tribute to Felix Berezin, an outstanding Soviet mathematician who was the driving force behind the emergence of the branch of mathematics now known as supermathematics More »

Retirement Open House for Holets and Eich

There will be a retirement open house for long-time School of Physics and Astronomy staff members Dave Holets and Bobbi Eich on Thursday, May 31st in Physics 216 at 2:30 p.m. More »

Reception for REU Students

Physics staff students and faculty are invited to a reception for the new REU students on Monday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m in Physics 216. More »

Former Head of Physics Machine Shop dies

Donald (Mac) McIntyre died on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He has battled cancer for the last few years. Mac headed the Machine Shop during the 1970's and 1980's shaping it to become a world-class shop. More »


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