2013-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Detector built at CMU successfully transported to JLab

The Department’s Quark Interactions Group achieved a major milestone on October 29, 2013. On this date, the group successfully transported a major scientific instrument, constructed in their Wean Hall labs, from CMU to Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB) in Newport News, Virginia. MORE
Monday, December 16, 2013

Science Goes Pop

The undergraduate course "Science and Science Fiction" and its current instructor Barry Luokkala have been highlighted in an article written by Susie Cribbs in the November 2013 issue of MCS's Science Connection Magazine. MORE
Monday, December 2, 2013

Prof. Alan Guth to Present First Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology

Is our universe truly unique? Or could our universe be just one of many universes - part of what cosmologists call a multiverse? Leading astrophysicist Alan H. Guth will address this question during Carnegie Mellon's first Bennett-McWilliams Lecture. MORE
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

GREAT3 Challenge Seeks New Methods for Measuring Weak Gravitational Lensing

Think you can figure out a way to unlock one of the biggest secrets of the universe? The recently launched third Gravitational Lensing Accuracy Testing challenge (GREAT3) is giving researchers the opportunity to do just that. MORE
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Prof. Robert Swendsen awarded Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Prof. Robert Swendsen has been awarded the 2014 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics. MORE
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Students To Share Tales of Science At Story Collider Show in Rex Theater

Five graduate and undergraduate students in physics, computer science and biology will tell stories about science and the impact it has on their lives at 8 p.m., Monday at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh’s South Side. MORE
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recent CMU PhD Graduate Kei Moriya's Paper Selected as Editors' Suggestion

A recent paper by Kei Moriya and the CLAS Collaboration, in Physical Review C 88, 045201 (2013), has been selected as an Editors' Suggestion.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

PhD student Ben Carlson receives URA Visiting Scholar award

Carnegie Mellon PhD student Benjamin Carlson has received a URA Visiting Scholar award to work on the “Search for Supersymmetry with the CMS Detector with Low Missing Transverse Energy”. MORE
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obituary: Remember Hugh Young

Hugh David Young, emeritus professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon University, died Tuesday, Aug. 20. He was 82. MORE
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Biophysicist Alex Evilevitch Obtains First Experimental Evidence of Internal Pressure Inside Herpes Virus

Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch together with his graduate student David Bauer and University of Pittsburgh collaborators Fred Homa and Jamie Huffman have measured, for the first time, the pressure inside human herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). MORE
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2013

The 116th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 18-19, 2013.  President Jared L. Cohon and alumnus Aron Ralston were the keynote speakers. MORE
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Heather Corcoran and Al Brunk receive MCS staff awards

Heather Corcoran and Al Brunk received MCS staff awards.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gregg Franklin Wins Mellon College of Science Award for Education

Professor and Physics Department Head Gregg Franklin received The Richard Moore Award for his substantial and sustained contributions to the educational mission of MCS. MORE
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Associate Director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory To Deliver Carnegie Mellon's 2013 Buhl Lecture April 23

Norbert Holtkamp, associate laboratory director for the accelerator directorate at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will present Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. MORE
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Governor Corbett, Carnegie Mellon Announce Acceptance of Students into the Governor's School for the Sciences Summer 2013 Program

Governor Tom Corbett and Carnegie Mellon University today announced that 56 Pennsylvania high school juniors have been selected to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) summer program. MORE
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Physics graduate student receives Astrid and Bruce McWilliams fellowship

Graduate student Yu Feng has been awarded the Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science in recognition of his outstanding creativity, dedication and commitment to carrying out leading-edge research. MORE
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prof. Mandelbaum awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. MORE
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Carnegie Mellon Astrophysicists To Participate in European Space Agency’s Dark Energy Mission

NASA has named Carnegie Mellon University astrophysicists Shirley Ho and Rachel Mandelbaum to a 40-member U.S. science team that will participate in the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Euclid mission. MORE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences Returns to CMU

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) returns to the university’s Pittsburgh campus.  MORE