News

Penn physicist Doug Durian is chair of a new division of the American Physical Society, DSOFT

Penn has one of the strongest soft matter groups in the world, with many high-profile faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences, particularly Physics & Astronomy, as well as the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Assistant Professor in Experimental Soft Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applications from outstanding candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor in experimental soft matter physics, broadly defined. The successful candidate will develop an innovative research program that attracts the participation of students and creates collaborative links with other Penn scientists and engineers. The candidate should have a Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Quantum Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applications from outstanding candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor in theoretical quantum condensed matter physics. The successful candidate will develop an innovative research program on quantum phenomena in condensed matter that attracts the participation of students and creates collaborative links with other Penn scientists and engineers. The candidate should have a Ph.D.

Rapid movement and entropy of DNA molecules through nanopores

Penn-Columbia collaboration featured on the cover of ACS Nano

Single-stranded DNA recorded at 10 MHz bandwidth through nanopores in glass chips.

Can neutrinos help explain what’s the matter with antimatter?

Results of a new study will help physicists establish a cutting-edge neutrino research facility to study some of the most abundant yet least understood particles in the universe.

 

Congratulations to Prof. Vijay Balasubramanian, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, in the Division of Particles and Fields.

His citation reads: "For fundamental contributions clarifying the black hole information puzzle and black hole thermodynamics through work on the duality of quantum gravity and quantum field theory, and on black hole microscopics in theories of quantum gravity."

Congratulations Vijay!

Physics and Astronomy Postponed Exam

The Physics and Astronomy Postponed exam will be on Tuesday, August 27, 6:00-8:00, David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

In search of signals from the early universe

Penn astronomers are part of an international collaboration to construct the Simons Observatory, a new telescope that will search the skies in a quest to learn more about the formation of the universe.