April 2021: Grad Student Emma Oxford Featured on NPR
Graduate student Emma Oxford was featured on NPR's popular segment, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me on April 10. She was asked to explain the significance of the recent Muon g-2 experiment results out of Fermilab.
"So a muon is an elementary particle," she told host Peter Sagal. "And the standard model of physics predicts that it will have particular magnetic moment. And this discovery suggests that it does not have the magnetic moment that we predict it should have."
February 2021: Physics Alumnus Elected to NAE
Alumnus William D. Magwood IV has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers. Magwood earned his bachelor of science degree in physics from CMU in 1982.
February 2021: MCS Dean's List Fall 2020
Congratulations to the 42 physics undergraduate students who earned the Dean's List designation for their academic achievement during the fall 2020 semester!
Physicist Carl Rodriguez Named 2022 Sloan Fellow
Carl Rodriguez, an assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Physics and member of the McWilliams Center for Cosmology, is among 118 recipients of 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships, which honor early career scholars whose achievements put them among the very best scientific minds today.
"Today's Sloan Research Fellows represent the scientific leaders of tomorrow," says Adam F. Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "As formidable young scholars, they are already shaping the research agenda within their respective fields—and their trailblazing won't end here."