2008-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University


Friday, December 19, 2008

Prof. Michael Widom elected AAAS Fellow

Prof. Michael Widom is one of four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members who have been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. MORE
Monday, December 8, 2008

Recent CMU PhD Graduate Vladimir Stojanovic's Paper Selected as Editors' Suggestion

A recent paper entitled "Quantum-entanglement aspects of polaron systems", by Vladimir Stojanovic and Mihajlo Vanevic, in Physical Review B 78, 214301 (2008), has been selected as an Editors' Suggestion.  MORE
Monday, December 1, 2008

Siegal's Law: Physics Alum Charles Siegal Helps Disabled

A few years ago, his firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP took on a pro bono case representing clients with disabilities in a suit seeking to make freeway call boxes accessible. MORE
Saturday, November 22, 2008

Physics Alumnus Dr. Nicholas Colella gives Undergrad Colloquium

Physics alumnus Dr. Nicholas J. Colella returned to give a talk to the Physics Department's Upper Division Colloquium. MORE
Monday, November 17, 2008

Prof. Gregg Franklin Named Head of Carnegie Mellon's Physics Department

Gregg B. Franklin, professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science (MCS), has been named head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Physics, effective Nov. 1. MORE
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Graduate Student Duff Neill Receives 2008 LHC Theory Initiative Award

Neill is one of six postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who received 2008 LHC Theory Initiative Awards. MORE
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

JLab 12-GeV upgrade clear CD-3

The U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility successfully completed a major review on July 24 as it seeks approval to start construction on a planned $310 million project that will double the energy of the electron beam used in nuclear physics experiments. MORE
Thursday, September 11, 2008

First Beam Sent Around Large Hadron Collider

The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Laboratory in Geneva was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometers of the world's most powerful particle accelerator.  MORE
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Giant Furnace Opens to Reveal 'Perfect' LSST Mirror Blank

The mirror blank for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has been successfully cast at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. MORE
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Graduate Student Mike Williams wins 2008 CEBAF Thesis Prize.

Graduate Student Mike Williams wins 2008 CEBAF Thesis Prize. MORE
Friday, May 30, 2008

Physics Alumnus Paul Medwick (S'88) wins Carnegie Science Award

CMU Physics Alumnus Dr. Paul A. Medwick (B.S. Physics 1988) has been awarded a Carnegie Science Award. MORE
Monday, May 26, 2008

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2008

The 111th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 17-18, 2008. MORE
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology Established.

Carnegie Mellon University has announced it has received a major gift from Bruce and Astrid McWilliams to establish the Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology in its Mellon College of Science. MORE
Friday, April 11, 2008

Joel Primack gives the Buhl lecture on "A Brief History of Dark Matter"

Prof. Joel Primack to give "A Brief History of Dark Matter" at Carnegie Mellon's Buhl lecture, April 22.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Prof. Deserno develops computer model to study cell membrane dynamics

Carnegie Mellon Biophysicist Prof. Deserno has developed a computer model to study cell membrane dynamics.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Prof. Fred Gilman appointed Dean of Mellon College of Science

Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Fred Gilman dean of its Mellon College of Science (MCS), effective April 1. MORE
Monday, March 17, 2008

Prof. Sara Majetich is elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Prof. Sara Majetich has been elected a Fellow of the American Physics Society. MORE
Monday, March 10, 2008

Prof. Curtis Meyer wins the Ryan Teaching Award

Prof. Curtis Meyer has won the William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award
for Meritorious Teaching.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Kevin Bandura receives Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship

Graduate student Kevin Bandura is a 2008 recipient of the Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science. MORE
Monday, February 11, 2008

Carnegie Science Center recognizes Prof. Di Matteo with Emerging Female Scientist Award

Astrophysicist Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo Wins Emerging Female Scientist Award at Carnegie Science Awards for Excellence.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Carnegie Mellon joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project

The Carnegie Mellon Department of Physics has joined the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project.