News

  • P&A grad. student awarded

    Melinda Andrews, a graduate student working with Prof. Mark Trodden, was honored with the "Best Student Talk Award" at the Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology at Penn State University on April 5. Her talk was on "Galileon Forces in the Solar System".

  • SAS Frontiers article on Penn Higgs Search

    Penn HEP graduate students and faculty working on the search for the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider are featured in an article in this month's SAS Frontiers magazine.  The monthly online magazine highlights the research and creative accomplishments of faculty and students in the School of Arts and Sciences.  The article is available here.

  • Physics and Astronomy Students win SAS Fellowships

    Three students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have received fellowships from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dan Beller and Nick Kybert received Teece Fellowships, and Carl Goodrich received a Dissertation Research Fellowship. Congratulations to all three!

  • Penn Physics Graduate Student Garrett Goon Wins Fellowship

    Penn Physics graduate student Garrett Goon has been awarded a SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • Jay Kikkawa wins Lindback Award for Teaching

    Jay Kikkawa, Professor of Physics, is one of the eight 2013 recipients of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching.

  • Penn Physics Research makes the cover of the Biophysical Journal

    A new paper co-authored by Penn Physics professor Philip C. Nelson has made the cover of the Biophysical Journal

  • Meson-antimeson oscillations in the news

    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.

  • Ernie Moniz Chosen as DOE Secretary-Designate

    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.

  • CNT transistors detect disease biomarkers

    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.

    http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1302/1302.2958.pdf

  • Profs. Jain and Bernstein to search for dark matter with the Euclid telescope

    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.