At the Penn Summer Science Academy (PSSA) students listen to a lecture, delivered from CERN by Professor Elliot Lipeles, on the discovery of a Higgs-like particle the day after the international announcement.
Master of Medical Physics
The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology in the School of Medicine, offers the Master of Medical Physics degree. The program is intended for technically prepared college graduates who seek to combine their interests in graduate physics with growing career opportunities in the field of medicine.
This image shows the valence and conduction bands in the phase transition from topological insulator to conventional insulator with increasing tensile strain.
Supernovae from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Part of the images of all the supernovae from the 2005-2007 observing campaigns of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Spatiotemporal heterogenous dynamics in air-fluidized grains near jamming. The colors represent the average speed over a time interval large enough for grain-sized rms displacement. The most mobile grains are in red, the least are in blue, across the rainbow. Note the stringy correlations of the mobile grains in red. From the lab of Prof. Doug Durian.
Professors Charles Kane and Eugene Mele along with Professor Shoucheng Zhang of Stanford University will be awarded the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics for their groundbreaking theoretical contributions leading to the discovery of a new class of materials called topological insulators, and for their prediction of specific compounds exhibiting the novel properties expected of these new materials.
Improving crop yields in marginal, sandy soils is critical to feeding
the world’s growing population. But when water is added to dry
soils—either from rainfall or irrigation sources—it tends to flow in
channels, as opposed to spreading out evenly, an effect that prevents
water from reaching all plant roots.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison
Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the
University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for
Science and Engineering.
A Message from Penn President Amy Gutman on Packard Fellowship Win