February 12, 2016
Congratulations to Professor Randall Kamien of the department of Physics and Astronomy on receiving the G.W. Gray Medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society. This is the Society's most distinguished prize and recognizes Prof. Kamien's many contributions to liquid crystal science.
To read more on the award see http://blcs.eng.cam.ac.uk/?page_id=55.
February 2, 2016
Congratulations to the teams of undergraduates on their honorable wins that took place last semester.
Team 195, Silver Medal: William Saunders, Simran Arora, Xinping Yang
Team 243, Accomplished Competitor: Parker Henry, Mohammad Al-Hejji, Bryan Fichera
You can find out more about the University Physics Competition here: http://www.uphysicsc.com
January 29, 2016
Physics PhD candidate Rob Roy Fletcher teams with "hack" group to create a winning app. RAMEAR, the 1st place winning project of Penn's thirteenth Penn Apps, is designed to "listen your your computer's Ram (memory).
December 7, 2015
Physics and Astronomy lab demo coordinator, Bill Berner, strives to entrance the eyes and minds of curious thinkers through a series of Physics demonstrations developed by the department of Physics and Astronomy in collaboration with Penn Online Learning.
November 30, 2015
Congratulations to Jeffrey Hancock of Physics, on his 2015 SAS Staff Incentive Program Award win in the Silver category!
Jeffrey is a Machinist in David Rittenhouse Laboratory's Machine Shop. The Machine Shop's work ranges from custom scientific instrumentation to physical plant repairs, with particular expertise in machining for the physical sciences and engineering.
November 30, 2015
Professors Charlie Johnson and Mark Trodden have been elected to the 2015 class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
November 9, 2015
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Collaboration, which includes physicists from the University of Pennsylvania, have shared the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
November 6, 2015
The Women in Physics group hosted the widely successful event held in University of Pennsylvania's, Houston Hall which featured Professor Mildred Dressselhaus of MIT as its key speaker. Dresselhaus, the first female institute Professor at MIT partnered with the WIP group with the goal of inspiring other women to pursue a career in Physics and to seek out female Physics mentors. By sharing her moving story on her career in physics which spans over 50 years, the Women in Physics group are that much closer to closing the gap in a male dominated field.
The inaugural Women in Physics public lecture was featured in the DP. Click here for the full article.
November 4, 2015
From smart lighting, mobile connectivity and underwater communications, to aviation, defense and security, the countless applications of light have revolutionized society. Explore some of the newest ways in which light is becoming an indispensable part of our lives. Professors Ravi Sheth and Arjun Yodh lectured about light at the "Why Light Matters" event at the Franklin Institute Oct. 27. To see their talks and the full program, go to https://vimeo.com/144246522.
November 2, 2015
Dr. Tessa Baker, a postdoctoral Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fulbright Scholar spending this year in the Center for Particle Cosmology at Penn, is the 2015 winner in the Science category of the UK “Women of the Future Award”.
Special Energy Cluster Seminar: "Tailoring the flow of light at the nanoscale with hyperbolic metasurfaces"
February 16, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Alexander High, Harvard University
Glandt Forum, 3rd Floor, Singh Center
February 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm
Liantao Wang (U of Chicago) Hosted by Joe Kroll
February 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Eli Visbal (Columbia)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4