Minimally invasive method tracks how the brain spends energy

Penn researchers have developed a new technique for monitoring the brain’s metabolic rate of oxygen consumption, a measure of the brain’s consumption of energy.


New discoveries in kagome metals

A collaborative study reveals insights into the properties of a recently discovered family of superconductors, with implications for future applications in quantum computing and other technologies.


Congratulations to Prof. Evelyn Thomson on her election as a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society!

"For initiating and leading original searches at the Large Hadron Collider for the simplest extension of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model that has spontaneous violation of the R-parity symmetry."

What it’s like to be stationed at a particle accelerator

Gwen Gardner and Lauren Osojnak, Ph.D. candidates in physics, describe their work as part of the Penn ATLAS team at the Large Hadron Collider.


A novel method for monitoring the ‘engine’ of pregnancy

By combining optical measurements with ultrasound, researchers were able to study oxygen levels in the placenta, paving the way for a better understanding of this complex, crucial organ.

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Elon Musk Public Lecture: "Cosmic Inflation: My journey to the edge of science"

Professor Andreas Albrecht (University of California, Davis): In 1982, while a grad student at Penn, my advisor and I wrote a paper that has since become very famous. We helped to invent a new theory describing the very beginning of the Universe. The resulting “Cosmic Inflation theory” has become the dominant tool cosmologists use to understand the very beginning, and to interpret the vast (and ever growing) quantities of data depicting the state of the cosmos.

Spring 2022 - Postponed Exams

Spring 2022 Postponed Exam for Physics and Astronomy will be held on Tuesday, September 6th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in DRL A8.

Inspired by nature, artificial microtubules can work against a current to transport tiny cargoes

The technology, developed by Arnold Mathijssen of the School of Arts & Sciences and colleagues, could one day clear blockages in blood vessels or precisely target chemotherapy drugs to a tumor.


The Higgs boson discovery, 10 years later

Penn physicist Elliot Lipeles reflects on the past, present, and future of physics, from the discovery of the Higgs boson to theories about new subatomic particles.