August 23, 2013
Penn undergraduate major Anshuman Pal has been chosen as a finalist for the American Physical Society's 2013 LeRoy Apker Award. Each year, this award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by 2 undergraduate students (one from a PhD granting institution and one from a non-PhD institution) who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Anshuman was nominated for his work with Prof. Gene Mele on understanding the electronic behavior for "twisted graphenes".
August 15, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Prof. A. T. Charlie Johnson has been appointed to the position of Director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center as of July 1. Charlie has been on the NBIC Executive Committee since its inception and has been instrumental in the growth of the Center. He brings a combination of leadership in collaborative research and a clear vision for the future of the Nano/Bio Center.
August 5, 2013
Prof. Arjun Yodh's research indicates that stuttering may be caused by blood flow and hemodynamic changes in parts of the brain that control speech. Scientific American's blog describes the results from non-invasive imaging of the brain.
July 22, 2013
World Cafe Live will feature Charlie Johnson, Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs for Physics and Astronomy. On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 6-7pm at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street), Prof. Johnson will present his research on how biological structures attached to flat or rolled-up lattices of carbon atoms have enabled his team to build new kinds of sensors for detecting things like Lyme disease bacteria and sniffing out certain cancers.
July 1, 2013
Emeritus Physics Prof. Michael Cohen has released an updated version of his free, open-source, online textbook on Mechanics. This is a supplemental text intended to give students in freshman first-semester physics course a different perspective from their existing course text. The online text is available in the Resources section of this website.
June 20, 2013
Penn Adjunct Professor of Physics Nigel Lockyer has been named the next Director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. A Fellow of the American Physical Society and 2006 winner of the APS Panofsky Prize, Nigel is the Director of Canada's TRIUMF laboratory for nuclear and particle physics and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia.
June 19, 2013
An article in this month's Physics Today magazine describes the CDF collaboration's measurement of Bs oscillations.
June 19, 2013
Math/Physics/Astronomy Library CLOSED for renovation effective June 11 - Aug. 5, 2013. Please return books to Van Pelt Library, Engineering Library, or any other Penn Library. Questions? Call Van Pelt Circulation Desk: (215) 898-7566
June 11, 2013
Graphene Frontiers, a company co-founded by Prof. Charlie Johnson, received a 2013 TechConnect Innovation Award at the TechConnect National Innovation Showcase May 14-15 in Washington, DC. These awards select the top early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process based on the potential positive impact the technology will have on a specific sector of industry. The company also won the Best Materials Company and People's Choice Award at the New Jersey Council Venture Conference in March 2013.
June 5, 2013
Rajatesh Gudibande and Zhenqing John Qi were awarded a fellowship from GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation. Their winning proposal was entitl
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