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Monday, March 23, 2015

Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament

A former Carnegie Mellon University post-doc, Wielewski, now a faculty member at the University of Glasgow, was one of 210 early career researchers invited to present to the British Parliament as part of SET for Britain, a poster competition in the House of Commons. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unexpected gamma-ray emission from dwarf galaxy may lead to new understanding of dark matter

A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has offered up a surprise — it appears to be radiating gamma rays, according to an analysis by physicists at Carnegie Mellon, Brown and Cambridge universities. MORE
Monday, March 9, 2015

Columbia Neuroscientist Larry Abbott To Deliver Carnegie Mellon’s 2015 Buhl Lecture March 18

Larry Abbott, the William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience and co-director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University, will present Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Buhl Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. MORE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prof. Raphael Flauger Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

Raphael Flauger has been named a recipient of a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. MORE
Friday, January 30, 2015

Shirley Ho Wins Carnegie Science Award

The Carnegie Science Center has announced that Shirley Ho, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a Carnegie Science Award in the Emerging Female Scientist Category. She will receive the award at a banquet on May 8. MORE
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Deflategate: Prof Franklin explains

Professor Gregg Franklin explains how physics could have played a role in football's latest controversy known as Deflategate. MORE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Grad student Krista Freeman becomes Chair-Elect of the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

Krista Freeman, a PhD student in the Department of Physics, has been elected Chair-Elect of the Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA) of the American Physical Society (APS). MORE
Monday, January 12, 2015

Exploring the Cosmic Dawn

When Tabitha Voytek packs her bags for a trip to an island, she packs a telescope whose "petals" fold up so that it fits into a container no bigger than standard-sized luggage. MORE
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Physics students participate in local poster session

The undergraduate students in Prof. Tom Ferguson's Matter and Interactions 1 course had a poster session on the last day of classes in the fall 2014 semester in which they presented the results of their physics simulation projects. MORE
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

GlueX Detector Journey highlighted in MCS Science Connection

After 17 years of work, Professor Curtis Meyer watched as the particle detector that he and his colleagues had constructed in Wean Hall was packed up, loaded into a moving van and sent off to its new home, the Jefferson Lab National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. MORE