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Emma Oxford

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." 

Listen to the full segment, or for more a more detailed explanation of the Muon g-2 results, check out the news from Fermilab.

William D. Magwood IV

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.

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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!

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December 2020: Physics Undergrads Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Twenty students, including physics majors Grayson Frazier and Aria Salyapongse, have been initiated into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK).

The nation’s oldest honor society, PBK celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Only 290 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities have a chapter, while each of those chapters select only 10 percent of their school’s arts and sciences graduates to join.

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