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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
Friday, December 19, 2014

Five Dept of Physics Faculty Members Elected Fellows of American Physical Society

Five Carnegie Mellon faculty members in the Dept of Physics have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. MORE
Friday, December 12, 2014

Alumnus Dr. Michael Bass wins Woods Prize

Alumnus Michael Bass, B.S. CMU Physics 1960, received the 2014 R. W. Wood prize of the Optical Society of America. MORE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Eye on the Sky

At the end of August, the National Science Foundation signed a cooperative agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy that allows construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope to begin. MORE