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.
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.
Particle Fever, a highly regarded new film about the launch of the Large Hadron Collider and subsequent discovery of the Higgs Boson, is opening at The Loft Cinema on Friday, April 25th at 7 p.m. Opening night will include a post-film discussion and Q&A featuring faculty John Rutherfoord, Mike Shupe and Elliott Cheu.