March 21, 2013
March 15, 2013
A 1956 paper with Professor Ken Lande as first author is the first reference for meson-antimeson oscillations in a just-published paper on D0-D0-bar oscillations. These oscillations are intimately related to the existence of three generations of quarks. The first observation of K0-K0-bar oscillations by K. Lande, E. Booth, J. Impeduglia, L. Lederman, and W. Chinowsky paved the way for a half-century of study of oscillations that has culminated with the observation of oscillations of mesons involving the charm quark.
March 5, 2013
Ernest J. Moniz is Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, Director of the Energy Initiative, and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at the MIT Department of Physics and a former postdoctoral scholar in the Penn Physics Department. He has been nominated by President Obama to lead the US Department of Energy in his second term.
March 2, 2013
Prof. Charlie Johnson's lab has produced new experiments demonstrating that carbon nanotube transistors can detect minute quantities of biomarkers of diseases like salmonella, lyme disease, and prostate cancer in less time than conventional methods.
February 22, 2013
Professors Bhuvnesh Jain (r) and Gary Bernstein (l), both of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts & Sciences, have major roles in the Dark Energy Survey, an international collaboration to study the mysterious force using a new imaging system recently installed at an observatory in the Chilean Andes.
February 18, 2013
February 12, 2013
Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian has been named the Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor of Physics & Astronomy. His research focuses on basic questions concerning the nature of space and time. His other interests include string theory, particle physics, high energy physics and neuroscience. He teaches the capstone course for the computational neuroscience minor in the Biological Basis of Behavior program and, in addition to his appointment in the physics & astronomy department, is an associate professor of neuroscience in the department of neuroscience in the Perelman School of Medicine.
February 6, 2013
Congratulations to our Physics Majors who have been named Dean's Scholars for the 2012-2013 Academic Year:
Priyanka Anand, Sarah Foster and Colin Fadzen
February 4, 2013
Two graduate students from the Living Matter lab of Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian have moved into research on human perception. John Briguglio examines whether our sensory apparatus is tailored to our natural environment-- specifically, the textures of the natural landsape of Botswana.
February 1, 2013
Penn Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Alison Sweeney's research on undersea biooptics may have implications for solar energy and the development of biofuels. As reported on the SASFrontiers website, Sweeney's research indicates that proteins in mollusc shells, called reflectins, help propagate solar energy underwater to optimize photosynthesis in algae colonies.
March 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Professor Samuel Achilefu (Washington University)
Donner Auditorium, Basement Donner Building- 3400 Spruce St.
March 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Paul Steinhardt (Princeton)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8
March 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Michael L. Klein, Laura H Carnell Professor of Science (Temple University)
University of Pennsylvania Glandt Forum (3rd Floor) Singh Nanotechnology Building 3205 Walnut Street