Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Physics

Mellon College of Science

2016 News

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Einstein's Visit Created Iconic Image, Sparked Student To Become Influential Scientist
Albert Einstein was already a celebrity when he arrived in Pittsburgh 82 years ago to deliver a lecture at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now known as Carnegie Mellon University.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Physicist Sara Majetich Named IEEE Fellow
Sara Majetich, professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon College of Science, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Fellowship is the highest grade of membership in IEEE, and is considered to be a prestigious honor among the technical community.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Hack Week at Carnegie Mellon
Faculty, post-docs and graduate students from around the world descended on the CMU Pittsburgh campus for the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Hack Week.

Monday, November 7, 2016
MCS Students Selected for Early Election to Phi Beta Kappa
Five Mellon College of Science seniors were selected for early election to the Carnegie Mellon University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Computer Simulation Breaks Virus Apart to Learn How it Assembles
CMU physicist Markus Deserno and chemist Christine Peter (Konstanz University, Germany) crush viral capsids on a computer to provide clues into virus assembly.

Friday, August 19, 2016
First Graduate in Fall 2016: Arun Kannawadi
Dr. Arun Kannawadi is the first graduate student of CMU's Physics Dept. who received his PhD in the 2016 Academic Year. His research is in Weak Gravitational Lensing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Barry Barish Returns to CMU to Give Buhl Lecture on Gravitational Waves
Barry Barish will present Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Buhl Lecture at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave. in Oakland. His lecture, “Encore: Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: ‘Listening’ for Gravitational Waves,” is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 1, 2016
“Fastball” To Premiere in Pittsburgh
Franklin talks about the physics of the fastball, addressing some of the most controversial questions in baseball.

Friday, March 4, 2016
New Particle Collider Starts Test Operations in Japan
After five years of large-scale upgrade work, SuperKEKB, an electron-positron colliding accelerator at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Japan, has started test operations.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Prof Di Xiao Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar
Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announced that it has named Prof Di Xiao as a 2016 Cottrell Scholar.