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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Diane Turnshek to Present at TEDxPittsburgh

Physics faculty member Diane Turnshek will present a lecture at TEDxPittsburgh on the impact of light pollution. The event begins at noon on Saturday, May 23 at the Byham Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. MORE
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kathryn McKeough wins Judith A. Resnik Award

Kathryn McKeough (S'15) is a 2015 Judith A. Resnik Awardee.  The Resnik Award recognizes outstanding woman graduating in the sciences or engineering who plans to attend graduate school and whose academic performance, creativity and vision illustrates potential for high academic achievement in her field. MORE
Monday, May 11, 2015

Brooke Kuei selected as Student Commencement Speaker

Brooke Kuei, a senior Physics major, has been selected as the Student Commencement Speaker this year. She is the first Physics student to have been given this honor. MORE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Helmut Vogel Win Mellon College of Science Awards for Education

Physics Professor Helmut Vogel received The Richard Moore Award for his substantial and sustained contributions to the educational mission of MCS. MORE
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and Family

Lincoln Wolfenstein, an internationally acclaimed theoretical particle physicist, particularly in the area of weak interactions and elementary particles, died Friday, March 27 in Oakland, Calif., of cancer. He was 92. MORE
Monday, March 30, 2015

Matthew Daniels and Zach McDargh both win EAPSI awards

Matthew Daniels and Zach McDargh, two graduate students in the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, have won awards within the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) program MORE
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
Monday, March 23, 2015

Earth Hour Project

Diane Turnshek, a special faculty member in the Physics Department who has taught astronomy during the summers at CMU, Pitt and other local universities, is spearheading the effort at CMU in turning off lights to raise 
awareness for the environment and sustainability for the 2015 Earth Hour project. 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