November 29, 2012
View of the big spiral galaxy NGC 7689 taken during the science verification stage of testing of the Dark Energy Survey telescope and DECam.
November 28, 2012
Prof. Charlie Kane has been named the Class of 1965 Term Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
November 12, 2012
The Dark Energy Survey and DECam were formally dedicated in Chile on Nov. 9. The DES project is now accumulating data for Science Verification (SV) wherein images from the telescope are being transported to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Illinois, processed through the DES Data Management system and evaluated for utility in producing front-line science by the SV team. The SV team is co-lead by Prof. Gary Bernstein.
November 6, 2012
Physics graduate student Mitchell Lerner, a member of the Johnson research group, received the 2012 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research from the Nano/Bio Interface Center, Penn's NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC). The award was in recognition of Lerner's research on nano-enabled sensors based on hybrid structures of carbon nanotubes or graphene and biomolecules, such as DNA or proteins.
October 31, 2012
Penn physicists and the Center for Particle Cosmology are featured in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in Monday's Health and Science section.
October 18, 2012
Asst. Prof. Alison Sweeney's research is featured in the October 18 issue of the Penn Current. The article emphasizes Alison's interests in "The biology questions ...
October 17, 2012
The October issue of APS News (pg. 5), features articles by two Penn Physics grads on their experiences as AAAS Mass Media fellows.
October 17, 2012
Mitch Newcomer and Simon Dicker are 2 of just 15 SAS staff members to receive awards from the 2012 School of Arts and Sciences Staff Incentive Bonus Award program. From over 50 nominations, these two were selected based on the recommendation of a staff and faculty committee to receive cash awards. These bonuses recognize the hard work, accomplishments, and dedication - above and beyond the job description - of Mitch and Simon to the mission of SAS.
October 10, 2012
Vijay has just been named the Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor, effective immediately.
September 29, 2012
Prof. Mark Trodden is a regular contributor to the blogosphere through his regular contributions to Cosmic Variance, a blog hosted by Discover magazine.
Astro Seminar: "ALMA observations of strongly lensed galaxies: A window into the small-scale structure of dark matter halos"
April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Yashar Hezaveh (Stanford)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6
Condensed Matter Seminar: "How challenging is the path from nanoscience to nanotechnology? A computational condensed matter physicist perspective"
April 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Vincent Meunier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
April 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Professor Scott Davis (Dartmouth)
Donner Auditorium, Basement Donner Building- 3400 Spruce St.