Testing Einstein’s E=mc2 in outer space
According to the Theory of General Relativity, objects curve the space around them. UA physicist Andrei Lebed has proposed an experiment using a space probe carrying hydrogen atoms to test his finding that the equation E=mc2 may sometimes be broken due to non-zero space curvature, where m is a gravitational mass (Illustration NASA)
Anderson localization in random lasers
Understanding the fate of wave coherent effect in nonlinear systems is a major problem in theoretical physics. In a recent article in Nature Photonics, Philippe Jacquod, at the University of Arizona, and Peter Stano, of the University of Basel, have found that in a class of strongly nonlinear optical devices called random lasers, Anderson localization - an interference effect - is completely immune to nonlinearities.
First-year graduate student Maxwell Gregoire (Cronin Lab) has won a three-year NSF graduate Research Fellowship to design and construct a "universal" detector for use in atom interferometry. Congratulations!
On Saturday afternoon, March 9, The Physics Department will be hosting Physics Open Day 2013. There will be four lab tours, a public talk and other interesting activities. All events will be held in the Physics and Atmospheric Science Building (81) on the University of Arizona campus. Tour and talk titles and info after the jump.
The PSM-Medical Physics is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Education (CAMPEP). More information after the jump.