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Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Receives Next Step of Approval from DOE

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has reached its next major milestone. The project has received Critical Decision-2 approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). MORE
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon-Led Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein

An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN. MORE
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Milky Way-Like Galaxies May Have Existed in the Early Universe

PITTSBURGH—A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. MORE
Monday, July 20, 2015

Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell

All viruses have industrial-strength shells that surround and protect the genetic material within, enabling the viral particles to remain stable, infectious and capable of spreading. Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch and colleagues have now identified that tough shell’s Achilles’ heel. MORE
Friday, June 26, 2015

Degrees and awards presented at Commencement 2015

The 118th commencement at Carnegie Mellon University took place May 16-17, 2015.  Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor, writer and director, was the keynote speaker. MORE
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CMU Hosts ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

Close to 600 researchers from 22 countries will convene at Carnegie Mellon University this month to participate in the 89th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry. MORE
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