2014-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Markus Deserno becomes Editorial Board Member at the Biophysical Journal

Starting July 1st, Markus Deserno, associate professor and member of our department’s Biological Physics Initiative, will join the editorial board of the Biophysical Journal. MORE
Monday, June 2, 2014

CMU Alumnus Eric Dahl receives DOE award

Eric Dahl  (S'02) recently received an award from the Department of Energy to develop a new style of particle detector for finding dark matter particles, the nearly invisible matter that makes up more than 80 percent of our universe. MORE
Monday, May 26, 2014

Raphael Flauger publishes paper that questions BICEP2’s gravitational wave discovery

Raphael Flauger, who will join the McWilliams Center and CMU Physics faculty this fall, has published a paper that questions the BICEP2’s gravitational wave discovery. MORE
Saturday, April 26, 2014

David Spergel Presents Second Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology

David Spergel presented the second McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology,  titled "Taking the Universe's Baby Picture," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in the Gates-Hillman Center's Rashid Auditorium. MORE
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Biological Physicist Carlos Bustamante To Deliver Carnegie Mellon's 2014 Buhl Lecture March 25

Carlos Bustamante, best known for his pivotal work using laser tweezers to measure the forces in DNA, will present Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. MORE
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Celebration of Hugh Young: Physicist, Educator, Musician, Explorer

A celebration of the life and legacy of Hugh Young, whose 52-year career at Carnegie Mellon left an indelible mark on generations of students, colleagues and alumni, will take place Friday, April 11, 2014 in the College of Fine Arts, Kresge Theatre and Great Hall. MORE
Monday, March 3, 2014

Recent CMU PhD Kei Moriya's Paper Selected as a PRL “Editors' Suggestion”

For the second time in a year, a recent paper by Kei Moriya and the CLAS Collaboration has been selected as an “Editors’ Suggestion,” this time by Physical Review Letters. MORE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Prof. Majetich Receives Seed Grant from CMU's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Professor Sara Majetich has received a seed grant from CMU's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation to explore ways to make small powerful permanent magnets without the use of rare earth or noble metals. MORE
Friday, January 10, 2014

Shirley Ho and Mariana Vargas-Magaña Co-Lead Measurement of the Scale of the Universe

An international group of researchers, including physicists from Carnegie Mellon University’s McWilliams Center for Cosmology, have made the most precise calibration of the standard ruler that is used to measure the universe. MORE