Probing Maxwell's Demon with a Nanoscale Thermometer
Describing the measurement of temperature across extremely tiny
distances such as individual molecules, UA physicists have glimpsed a
phenomenon mimicking the actions of Maxwell's Demon, a hypothetical figure
in a thought experiment that seemingly defies the laws of thermodynamics.
The research project and its unexpected results were several years in the
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)
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.