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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Barry Barish Returns to CMU to Give Buhl Lecture on Gravitational Waves

Barry Barish will present Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Buhl Lecture at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave. in Oakland. His lecture, “Encore: Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: ‘Listening’ for Gravitational Waves,” is free and open to the public. MORE
Friday, April 1, 2016

“Fastball” To Premiere in Pittsburgh

Franklin talks about the physics of the fastball, addressing some of the most controversial questions in baseball. MORE
Friday, March 4, 2016

New Particle Collider Starts Test Operations in Japan

After five years of large-scale upgrade work, SuperKEKB, an electron-positron colliding accelerator at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Japan, has started test operations. MORE
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Prof Di Xiao Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) announced that it has named Prof Di Xiao as a 2016 Cottrell Scholar. MORE
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Lars Hernquist To Present 2016 Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology

World-renowned theoretical and computational astrophysicist Lars Hernquist will present Carnegie Mellon University’s Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 in the Gates Hillman Center’s Rashid Auditorium. MORE
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Prof Rothstein talks to WESA about Gravity Waves

Professor Ira Rothstein explained to WESA radio what the discovery of gravity waves means for researchers and how it’ll impact scientific theories. MORE
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Computers of the Future

The computers of the future may be born in Sara Majetich’s labs. For the past three years, Majetich has been a principal investigator for the Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures. MORE
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Assembly Bias In Galaxy Clustering

An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Rachel Mandelbaum, has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. MORE
Monday, December 28, 2015

Astronomy Magazine's Top Space Stories of 2015

The CMU report of gamma emission from Reticulum II was recognized by Astronomy Magazine as a Top Space Stories of 2015. MORE
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe, have baffled astronomers since they were first reported nearly a decade ago. Though they appear to come from the distant universe, none of these enigmatic events have revealed more than the slimmest details about how and where it formed, until now. MORE