2010-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ph.D. Student Evarts Earns Best Student Presentation Honors

Fifth-year physics Ph.D. student Eric Evarts earned Best Student Presentation Award honors at the 55th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) held recently in Atlanta. MORE
Friday, October 1, 2010

CMS observes potentially new and interesting effect

After almost six months of operation, experiments at the LHC are starting to see signs of potentially new and interesting effects. MORE
Friday, August 13, 2010

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project Receives Top Priority From the Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics

A committee convened by the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics has ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a collaborative research project in which Carnegie Mellon University is a partner, as its top priority among ground-based projects. MORE
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Radio Astronomers Develop New Technique for Studying Dark Energy

Pioneering observations made by researchers from Academia Sinica in Taiwan, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Toronto with the National Science Foundation's giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have validated a new tool for mapping large cosmic structures. MORE
Friday, July 16, 2010

Prof. Alex Evilevitch Makes Pivotal Discovery: Battling the Flu

Next time you're battling the flu, you can rest assured that Alex Evilevitch is working on a cure. For the first time, Evilevitch — a Carnegie Mellon University physicist — has directly measured the energy associated with the expulsion of viral DNA. MORE
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CMU Physics Grad Deren Guler creates ReplayMyWay

CMU physics major Deren Guler (S'09) received a grant from the Sprout foundation to develop playground structures where children learn to convert mechanical energy into electrical power. MORE
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2010

The 113th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 15-16, 2010. Ian G. Rawson, managing director of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti, delivered the keynote address. MORE
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Prof. Truman Kohman with eyes always on stars

Prof. Kohman, 94, of Mt. Lebanon, died Wednesday at home. Right up until his death, he was peering into the heavens, trying to find the first 100 asteroids to be numbered.
Friday, April 23, 2010

William Gelbart To Give the 2010 Buhl Lecture on April 28

William Gelbart, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, will give the 2010 Buhl lecture on Wednesday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Avenue.  His talk, entitled "Viruses From Scratch", is free and open to the public. Reception immediately following in the Mellon Institute Lobby. MORE
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Physics Course Teaches Students the Science Behind Hot Button Political Issues

The Carnegie Mellon Department of Physics is preparing future leaders to tackle such issues in the Physics for Future Presidents course. MORE
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Richard Holman Receives MCS Award for Education

Richard Holman, professor of physics, received The Richard Moore Award for his "substantial and sustained contributions to the educational mission of MCS."  He was recognized at the University Celebration of Teaching ceremony on April 21, and his accomplishments will be further celebrated at the Mellon College of Science annual meeting on May 3. MORE
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Graduate Student Duff Neill Receives Theoretical Physics Fellowship

Duff Neill recently received a 2010 LHC Theory Initiative Award in support of his work. Neill is one of two graduate students nationwide to receive the award. MORE
Monday, April 19, 2010

Tristan Bereau and Rupal Gupta Receive McWilliams Fellowships

Graduate students Tristan Bereau and Rupal Gupta have been awarded Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowships in the Mellon College of Science in recognition of their outstanding creativity, dedication and commitment to carrying out leading-edge research. MORE
Monday, April 5, 2010

Physics major Maxwell Hutchinson wins Goldwater scholarship

Maxwell Hutchinson has been named a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. MORE
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CERN LHC in the News

Local physicists await today's historic start-up of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). MORE
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Renowned Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter To Receive Dickson Prize

Carnegie Mellon University will award its 2009 Dickson Prize in Science to Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist best known for the revolutionary finding that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. MORE
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Prof. Evilevitch is first to measure energy released from virus during infection

An article on Alex Evilevitch's virus research has been featured in the Science section of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Prof. Ferguson and the LHC Project

Prof. Ferguson's role in the LHC Project is highlighted in a CMU Homepage story.
Monday, January 11, 2010

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

A recent paper entitled "Electron-phonon coupling in graphene antidot lattices: An indication of polaronic behavior", by Vladimir Stojanovic, Mihajlo Vanevic, and Nenad Vukmirovic in Physical Review B 81, 041408(R) (2010), has been selected as an Editors' Suggestion.