News

  • Mark Trodden elected Fellow of IOP

    Mark Trodden has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.  The senior class of membership indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and an outstanding contribution to the profession.  The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics.

  • Alison Sweeney wins Bartholomew Award

    Asst. Prof. Alison Sweeney has been selected as this year's winner of the Bartholomew Award. This award is given each year to the top young physical biologist by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.  She will give the keynote address at the meeting of the Society in January 2013.  More information on the award itself is available here.

  • First light for Dark Energy Survey

    Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth.

  • Charlie Kane awarded Dirac Medal

    Prof. Charlie Kane is a winner of this year's Dirac Medal and Prize, one of the top prizes in theoretical physics internationally.

  • Fay Ajzenberg-Selove

    Emeritus Professor of Physics Fay Ajzenberg-Selove passed away on August 8. Fay became the second female tenured professor in the School of Arts and Sciences in 1973 and remained at Penn until her retirement in 2003.

  • Charlie Kane Named a Simons Investigator

    Charlie Kane has been honored by being named a Simons Investigator in the inaugural year of the program by the Simons Foundation.

  • 2012 Glenn Brown Dissertation Prize

    Sabetta Matsumoto (formerly with the Kamien group) wins 2012 Glenn Brown Dissertation Prize of the International Liquid Crystal Society.

  • Explaining the Higgs Boson

    In a Philadelphia Daily News Q&A, Penn physicist Gino Segre explains the Higgs boson. Penn has been deeply involved in the search for the elusive particle.

  • New Boson Discovered at CERN

    By combining the work of two research teams, ATLAS and CMS, CERN has announced the discovery of a new boson with a mass between 125-126 GeV/c2 at a confidence level that leaves the chance of random events faking the discovery at less than 1 in 10 million.

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