April 27, 2015
In Spring of 2014, GSOFT was founded, the topical group on soft matter.
April 16, 2015
After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is gearing up for its second run. The LHC enabled the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, which gives mass to all particles, but the world’s most complicated scientific apparatus is far from finished.
April 16, 2015
Members of the Dark Energy Survey
April 14, 2015
After receiving 150 nominations in the vote for the best Professor at Penn as noted in 34th Street magazine, Congratulations to Dr. Robert Johnson on being voted Penn's Best in the Department of Physics of class, Physics 140!
April 10, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Devlin achieving the IRA H. Abrams Memorial Award. An award for the high recognition of teachnig excellence. We applaud Professor Devlin's extraordinary commitment to the education of our students. Other winners of this award will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. in 200 College Hall.
April 8, 2015
New research from physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College have advanced the field’s understanding of this class of materials, demonstrating never-before-seen configurations by confining a water-based liquid crystal in a cylinder.
Congratulations to Professor Masao Sako, Awarded 2015 Lindback Award AND 2015 Charles Ludwig Distinguished Teaching Award!
March 24, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Sako, the recipient of this highest of teaching honors. The Lindback award serves as recognition for teaching excellence. We applaud Professor Sako's extraordinary commitment to the education of our students. Other winners of this award will be honored at a School-wide reception on Monday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street.
March 23, 2015
A lecture on Soft Materials provided by Professor Michael L. Klein of Temple University. For more information, please visit the 'Events' section.
February 26, 2015
Johnson, a professor of physics, has a career that has ranged from the basic science of nanomaterials through some very practical applications of them. He has pioneered and commercialized manufacturing techniques that make mass production of graphene for research and other uses possible, continues to pin down the mechanisms underlying the tiny materials’ properties, and has worked to incorporate biology and chemistry with nanotech in ways that could offer big steps forward in everything from health diagnostics to environmental monitoring.
February 10, 2015
Astro Seminar: "Can We Teach Scientific Critical Thinking to non-Scientists and Scientists Alike? (A Modestly Grandiose Educational Proposal to Save the World, Up for Discussion)
May 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Saul Perlmutter (LBNL)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A4