• Penn particle cosmologists win NASA grant

    Prof. Mark Trodden and Assoc. Prof. Justin Khoury have obtained a NASA grant, joint with Cornell University, focussing on the prospect of connecting gravitational predictions of proposed theories of dark matter and cosmic acceleration to experimental tests of gravity and the equivalence principle from table-top searches to measurements in the solar system and binary pulsar observations.

  • Penn Graduate Students in Particle Physics receive Prestigious Fellowships

    Congratulations to three Penn Graduate students who have recently been awarded some of
    the most prestigious fellowships in particle physics! Richard Bonventre,
    who works on the SNO+ experiment, was awarded an Owen Chamberlain
    Fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, James Saxon,  who
    works on the ATLAS experiment, was awarded an Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral
    Research Fellowship, and Douglas Schaefer , who also works on the ATLAS
    experiment received a CERN Fellowship. These awards, in addition to
    providing outstanding opportunities to pursue their research,

  • Penn scientists on NPR

    Profs. Mark Devlin and Mark Trodden were guests on WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane broadcast.  They discussed a recent discovery about the inflationary period of the early universe.  Audio of the broadcast is here.

  • P&A grad students win DCF fellowships

    Carl Goodrich and Marius Lungu, graduate students in the Physics & Astronomy department, have been awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowships from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  DCF awards are made on the basis of academic excellence as evaluated by the SAS Committee on Graduate Education and support students in the final year of their graduate career. 

  • Mirjam Cvetic elected to European Academy

    Prof. Mirjam Cvetič has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts for her scientific contributions to high energy theoretical physics, in particular in the field of string theory compatification and black hole physics.

  • Penn team device aids individualized care for stroke victims

    A Penn-designed device has been shown to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow in acute stroke patients.  This may make possible individualized care that aids physicians in achieving effective recovery. Prof. Arjun Yodh leads the P&A team that contributed to this study.

  • Former grad student in feature film

    Dr. Monica Dunford, who received her PhD at Penn working on the Solar Neutrino Observatory with Profs. Gene Beier and Josh Klein, is one of "six brilliant physicists" followed during the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider in the feature film "Particle Fever".

  • Evolution Cluster Effort Noted

    The University features the success of hiring in the Evolution Cluster - a joint effort by SAS faculty to create an academic hub of interdisciplinary collaboration around the theme of evolution broadly defined - in the most recent issue of the Penn Current.  Prof.

  • Penn Current features Mark Devlin

    Professor Mark Devlin is profiled in the latest edition of Penn Current, a publication on the news, ideas and conversations in the Penn community.

  • Winner of NSF EAPSI Fellowship, Zhenqing Qi

    Zhengqing John Qi, a doctoral candidate in Charlie Johnson's group, was awarded an NSF EAPSI Fellowship for 2014.  John's research focuses on the electronic and structural properties of atomically resolved sub-10 nm graphene nanostructures to help enable rational decision-making as to graphene's utility in next generation high performance devices. He was a past recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, NSF IGERT Fellowship and Penn's GAPSA-Provost Fellowship.