Physics Professor Philip Nelson Expands on New Textbook, "Physical Models of Living Systems" in SAS Frontiers Interview
January 26, 2015
Professor Nelson as quoted:
"I didn't feel there was a book that really spoke to Physics students about why this subject might be interesting to them... There was a gap there." A textbook is a daunting proposition for any academic, one that involves putting other research on hold...
Professor Randall Kamien and Group "Conjure Curves From Flatness" in latest article of Quanta Magazine
January 9, 2015
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January 8, 2015
Physics and Astronomy Professor Drndic has been chosen as a Penn Fellow for the next two years. The Penn Fellows program is designed to provide a select group of developing campus leaders with an opportunity to build University-wide networks, think strategically about higher education, and learn more about Penn and its programs by interacting informally with members of the University’s executive team.
Information about the current Fellows is listed at provost.upenn.edu/penn-fellows.
January 7, 2015
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December 15, 2014
Citation: For his contributions to the study of B physics at the Tevatron and Babar, and for his outstanding efforts in science teaching and outreach programs for middle- and high school students and teachers. Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields
December 11, 2014
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for storing a satellite’s solar panel in a rocket’s cargo bay.
December 8, 2014
The National Science Foundation (NSF) receives around 50,000 grant applications each year, disbursing more than $7 billion in research funds. Only one in five projects receive awards, but the winners are not judged solely on the scientific merits of their proposed research…The Science Outreach Initiative, organized under the School of Arts & Sciences, helps even the most fundamental, early-stage research connect with the world at large, through education, engagement, and community service.
November 4, 2014
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.
October 20, 2014
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.
Congratulations to Professor Alison Sweeney for receiving the 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
October 16, 2014
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
February 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Douglas Stone, Yale
David Rittenhouse Laboratory A8
February 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Marcel Pawlowski (Case Western)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6
February 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Isaa Carruthers, University of Pennsylvania
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3W2