2009-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University


Monday, November 23, 2009

Rudman career highlighted in The Piper

The career of Joseph Rudman has been highlighted in the November 2009 issue of the CMU Piper. MORE
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Prof. Morningstar's recent work highlighted by the PSC

Recent work by Prof. Morningstar and collaborators has been highlighted in the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center's Projects in Scientific Computing. MORE
Friday, October 30, 2009

Prof. Rothstein awarded NASA grant to study gravity waves

Prof. Ira Rothstein of the Carnegie Mellon Physics Department has just been awarded a $563,000, 3-year grant from NASA to calculate possible gravity-wave signals from colliding black holes. MORE
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DOE grant launches Carnegie Mellon Initiative to automate discovery of astrophysical phenomena

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington have been awarded a DOE grant to automate the discovery of astrophysical phenomena.
Monday, August 31, 2009

Prof. Di Matteo's work highlighted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Prof. Di Matteo's recent work on black holes has been highlighted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. MORE
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bruce McWilliams featured in Physics World, July 2009

Bruce McWilliams (CMU PhD graduate 1980) has been featured in the July 1, 2009 issue of Physics World. MORE
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2009

The 112th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 16-17, 2009. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, delivered the keynote address. MORE
Saturday, June 20, 2009

Barry Luokkala's 33120 Science and Science Fiction is a popular mini-course for science majors.

Luokkala (S'01), a Carnegie Mellon physics professor, has been teaching a popular mini-course 33120 for science majors called Science and Science Fiction since creating it 10 years ago. MORE
Saturday, June 13, 2009

Prof. Ira Rothstein is elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Prof. Ira Rothstein has been elected a 2008 Fellow of the American Physics Society for contributions to the development of modern effective field theories, and applications to flavor physics, quarkonia and gravitational waves.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Paper by Yang, Bahar, and Widom featured on the cover of Biophysical Journal

A paper by Yang, Baharand, and Widom entitled "Vibrational Dynamics of Icosahedrally Symmetric Biomolecular Assemblies Compared with Predictions Based on Continuum Elasticity" has been featured on the cover of the 3 June 2009 Volume 96, Issue 11 of the Biophysical Journal. MORE
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Business office coordinator, Mary Placeway, wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Mary Placeway, business office coordinator in the department of physics, received an Outstanding Achievement Award. MORE
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tristan Bereau wins Guy Berry Award, Benjamin Beppler wins Hugh Young Award

Tristan Bereau, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics, has won the Guy C. Berry Graduate Research Award, which recognizes excellence in research by MCS graduate students.  Benjamin Beppler, a graduate student in physics, received the Hugh D. Young Graduate Teaching Award, which recognizes effective teaching by graduate students.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Prof. Paulini discusses science facts and fiction in "Angels and Demons"

On May 6, Prof. Manfred Paulini discusses science facts and fiction in "Angels and Demons," the mystery of the missing antimatter and how future particle physics experiments will explore some of the secrets of the universe. MORE
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Edward "Rocky" Kolb gives Buhl lecture on "Mysteries of the Dark Universe"

Renowned physicist Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb will deliver Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture, titled "Mysteries of the Dark Universe," at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday April 21 at the Mellon Institute Auditorium. MORE
Friday, April 17, 2009

GlueX experiment takes big step forward with DOE ground breaking

The official ground breaking for a $310,000,000 upgrade to the Jefferson Lab facility in Newport News Virginia took place on April 14, 2009.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Prof. Kisslinger is co-awardee of Gelfand Outreach Award

Prof. Leonard Kisslinger is the co-awardee of the first Mark Gelfand Service Award for Educational Outreach. MORE
Friday, April 10, 2009

Alex Evilevitch joins the CMU Physics Department

Alex Evilevitch joins Carnegie Mellon this summer as an Associate Professor in Physics. MORE
Monday, March 16, 2009

Prof. Widom confirms liquid-liquid phase transition in silicon

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington have established evidence that supercooled silicon experiences a liquid-liquid phase transition.
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chip Hogg receives McWilliams Fellowship

Chip Hogg, a fourth year Physics doctoral student, has been awarded this year's McWilliams Fellowship.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tiziana Di Matteo Presents Cosmological Simulations at AAAS Meeting

Di Matteo presented an overview of her cosmological simulations as part of the "Big, Small, and Everything in Between: Simulating Our World Using Scientific Computing" session at the 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Feb. 15 in Chicago. MORE
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

McWilliams Fellow Kevin Bandura scouts telescope location in Moroccan Desert

CMU Physics graduate student and McWilliams Fellow, Kevin Bandura, is part of a team that traveled to Morocco last month to scout out a location for a proposed 500-1000 MHz radio telescope. MORE