Watching an electron at the molecular crossroads
Many fundamental processes in nature (e.g. photosynthesis, catalysis, metabolism) result from the complex motion of an electron through the potential energy landscape defined by the atomic positions inside the molecule. Prof. Arvinder Sandhu along with graduate student Henry Timmers used extreme ultraviolet, attosecond light bursts to strobe the motion of an electron in a polyatomic molecule and film its coherent evolution near a conical intersection.
Changing the Crystal Structure of Graphene
Prof. Brian LeRoy along with graduate student Matthew Yankowitz have demonstrated how an electric field can change the crystal structure of graphene. The electric field causes the graphene to transform from a semi-metal to a semiconductor.
The entire community is invited to this exciting event! Witness a professor lie on a bed of nails and have a cement block broken upon him. Experience light sabers, burning bubbles, rocket propulsion and giant smoke rings! Admission is FREE!!! We hope to see you on Friday, November 21nd at 7pm in PAS room 201. For more information please contact Larry Hoffman at 621-6826.
Dr. Walter Lampl, a research scientist associated with the High Energy Physics (HEP) group in the Department of Physics at the University of Arizona, has received an "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. ...
UA LHC Physicists will appear on Arizona Illustrated Tuesday, April 22 at 630 p.m. on PBS channel 6. John Rutherfoord and Mike Shupe will discuss the the history of the Large Hadron Collider and the recent discovery of the Higgs boson.