Protons at the LHC are accelerated to 7 TeV (the equivalent energy to an electron subjected to the potential of more than 4.5 trillion batteries laid end-to-end). To circulate such powerful beams of particles, the LHC employs superconducting dipole magnets like those shown to provide a magnetic field almost 100,000 times stronger than the earth's magnetic field.
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.
Dark Energy Survey Camera
The focal plane of the DEcam - the camera for the Dark Energy Survey.
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.
DNA-Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Chemical Sensors
The group of Professor Charlie Johnson has developed chemical sensors using single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with single-stranded DNA adsorbed to the nanotube's outer wall.
With exotic science equipment in tow, University of Pennsylvania Physics Professor Larry Gladney gave Philadelphia high school students an eye-popping demonstration of the interactions among sound, light, and energy, but the key message was: "Don't give up."
Arjun Yodh showed how one form of a solid can transition to another by becoming a liquid first.
Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric
arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with
different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of