Congratulations to our Physics Professors Alison Sweeney and Randall Kamien on the 2014 Kaufman Foundation Initiative Award
July 24, 2014
Abstract: Molluscan animals such as squids, octopuses and clams build an array of living optical devices of astounding photonic sophistication, such as reflective camouflage, graded index lenses, solar radiance distributors, and wavelength-specific light guides.
July 18, 2014
July 8, 2014
The documentary "Particle Fever" on the discovery of the Higgs boson features former Penn Physics graduate student Monica Dunford (and several other colleagues). This film is now available for download at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/particle-fever/id869502900.
July 7, 2014
The work of Prof. Andrea Liu, her graduate student Carl Goodrich, and U. of Chicago collaborator Sid Nagel, is featured on the Department of Energy Office of Science homepage. The work introduces the novel concept of an anticrystal - a theoretical solid that is completely disordered - as the basis for understanding the properties of real materials. This work is also featured on the Penn research news site.
June 30, 2014
Graduate students Steven Gilhool and Joseph Reichert have been named to 2013-14 Ella N. Pawling Fellowships. This fellowship supports the academic pursuits of meritorious graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences.
June 27, 2014
Graduate student Jing Cai has been named Hector Tyndale Fellow 2013-2014. This fellowsihp supports the academic pursuits of meritorious graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences.
June 20, 2014
Leaders of the 3 next-generation dark energy experiments, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), Euclid, and the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), meet at Penn on Friday, June 20 to discuss the possibility of joint analysis efforts that would increase the scientific reach of all 3 future experiments. Prof. Bhuvnesh Jain directs the meeting.
June 19, 2014
Prof. Charlie Johnson and his former postdoc Zhengteng Luo formed a company, Graphene Frontiers, to make graphene, a single atom-thick layer of carbon in a hexagonal pattern, in industrial size quantities. A story on the company is highlighted in Penn News Today.
May 28, 2014
Xingting Gong Seth C. Koren
Noah A. Rubin Dahlia R. Klein
Stefan R. Torborg Allison P. Siegenfeld
May 23, 2014
The APS Topical Group on Soft Matter has just been established. Prof. Randy Kamien serves as Chair of the new Topical Group until 2016.
Dissertation Defense: "High Resolution Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in Galaxy Clusters at 90 GHz"
July 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm
August 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm
EFRIFEST: Workshop on Foldable, Buildable, & Responsive Materials from the Micro scale to the Building scale
August 22, 2014 - 9:00 am
In-Suk Choi (KIST), Maria-Paz Gutierrez (UC Berkeley), George Hart, Hod Lipson (Cornell), Dan Luo (Cornell), Spencer Magleby (BYU), Paul McEuen (Cornell), Jenny Sabin (Cornell), Skylar Tibbits (MIT), Shu Yang (UPenn)
University of Pennsylvania Glandt Forum, Singh Center