The UPenn Fit Catalog provides 2-d galaxy profile fits in several visible bands using SDSS data. Additional data collected from other sources is provided to facilitate analysis. The catalog is constructed and maintained by Professor Mariangela Bernardi and her group.
Large Hadron Collider - ATLAS Higgs candidate event
An event captured by the ATLAS detector in the search for a Higgs boson decaying into two Z bosons, one of which goes into a pair of electrons and two muons (the two tracks shown in red). There is no way to tell if this particular event comes from a Higgs decay or simply from a background event such as one containing two Z bosons.
The SNO+ Experiment
SNO-plus is a multi-purpose neutrino experiment, located 2km underground in an active nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario. It is a large liquid scintillator experiment, currently under construction, inheriting most of the detector hardware from the successful SNO experiment. The Penn SNO-plus group is led by Professor Josh Klein.
David Rittenhouse Laboratory - Walnut Street view
DRL is the academic home of the Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy departments at Penn. It is named for David Rittenhouse, a noted American astronomer born near Germantown, Philadelphia. Rittenhouse was one of the first to build a telescope in the United States and was Professor of Astronomy at Penn starting in 1779.
A synthetic peptide candidate that can be used for single molecule electronic measurements. Single molecules can act as a functioning part of a field effect transistor device as studied in Professor Charlie Johnson's lab.
and Postdoctoral Fellow Eric Baxter surveyed the sky to find evidence that the dark
matter halos surrounding galaxy clusters have a discernible edge. Analysis of a
galaxy survey called the Sloan Digital Sky Survey has confirmed the reality of
these edges through shifts in the distribution and colors of galaxies. Through
their research, they are gaining a better understanding of the nature of dark
PhD Candidate Asja Radja has been honored with the 2017 Dean's award for Distinguished Teaching. The Dean's Award seeks to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally coherent, and that has considerable impact upon students. Recipients of the Dean's Award embody unusually high standards of integrity, fairness and commitment to learning. A warm congratulations to Asja!
The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the exemplary performance of teaching excellence and committment toward the education of our students. A warm congratulations to Professors Evelyn Thomson and Cullen Blake on being honored as recipients of 2017 awards for