2012-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mars Adventure

Nora Swisher,  a Ph.D candidate studying physics in Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science, has been selected as one of six crew members who will spend two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah.
Saturday, December 1, 2012

Guide to the Universe

The work of members of the Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology has been highlighted recently in the December issue of Science Connection. MORE
Friday, November 16, 2012

Prof. Luc Berger Wins Prestigious Buckley Condensed Matter Prize From American Physical Society

Carnegie Mellon University Emeritus Professor of Physics Luc Berger has been named a winner of the 2013 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize by the American Physical Society. MORE
Monday, October 22, 2012

CMU, Penn State Researchers Awarded $300,000 New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology Grant

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology and The Pennsylvania State University have been awarded a $300,000 New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology Grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Monday, October 15, 2012

Michelle Ntampaka receives M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship from the APS

Graduate student Michelle Ntampaka has been awarded a M.Hildred Blewett Fellowship from the APS.
Monday, October 1, 2012

Prof. Curtis Meyer Named MCS Associate Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs

Physics Professor Curtis Meyer has been appointed the associate dean for faculty and graduate affairs for the Mellon College of Science. MORE
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NSF Advances Large Synoptic Survey Telescope to Final Design Stage

The National Science Board (NSB) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has given the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project approval to advance to the final design phase. MORE
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Higgs boson discovery announced

Carnegie Mellon University physicist, Manfred Paulini, was planted in front of his home computer at 3 a.m. on July 4, 2012, to watch the CERN announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson. MORE
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2012

The 115th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 19-20, 2012. Patrick Wilson, a 1995 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and a widely talented and successful performer, delivered the keynote address. MORE
Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Every summer during family vacations in the Adirondack Mountains,Ashley Disbrow (MCS'14) and her father would go out to the dock by the lake and stargaze. MORE
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mandelbaum Receives Department of Energy Early Career Award for Dark Matter and Dark Energy Research

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University physicist Rachel Mandelbaum was awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study the elusive dark matter and dark energy that make up the majority of the universe. MORE
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Director of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III To Deliver Carnegie Mellon's 2012 Buhl Lecture April 24

Daniel Eisenstein, director of the third phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, will present Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture  Tuesday, April 24. MORE
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Physics Student Ashley Disbrow Highlighted in the Tartan

The research activities of undergraduate student Ashley Disbrow have been highlighted in the April 2 issue of the Tartan. MORE
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Graduate Students Receive Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowships

Graduate students Udom Sae-Ueng and Mingjiang Zhong have been awarded the Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowships in the Mellon College of Science. MORE
Monday, March 5, 2012

Renowned Condensed Matter Physicist to Receive Dickson Prize in Science

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will award its 2011 Dickson Prize in Science to Marvin L. Cohen, one of the most influential condensed matter physicists in the world. MORE
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Physicist Rachel Mandelbaum Receives the Annie Jump Cannon Award

Assistant Professor of Physics Rachel Mandelbaum was presented with the 2011 Annie Jump Cannon Award at the semi-annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society held in January 2012. MORE
Monday, January 9, 2012

Researchers Begin To Read Largest Map of the Universe

Researchers, led by Shirley Ho, have analyzed a trillion pixel map of the universe to create the most accurate calculation of the power spectrum of the universe over the past six billion years. MORE
Friday, January 6, 2012

Project Rwanda

At a high school in the capital city of Kigali, Michelle Ntampaka shares her knowledge about how to use commonly available items as instructional tools with 80 science teachers charged with training other teachers throughout Rwanda. MORE