UA Physicist to Deliver Blitzer Award Lecture: The Higgs Boson and Beyond
Ken Johns is the recipient of this year's Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics and Related Sciences. He will give a public lecture on "The Higgs Boson and Beyond" on Tuesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in Room N210 of the UA Steward Observatory.
Mathematical Model Developed by UA Physicists Could Help Treat Lyme Disease
A computer simulation of Lyme disease rash reveals how the
bacteria and the immune cell populations change over the course of the
infection. The model might help doctors better predict the spread of
the bacteria in the early stages when antibiotics are most effective. (Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Public Lecture: Andre Bormanis, The Final Frontier: Physics of Star Trek--Saturday, March 15, 4 to 5 pm in PAS 201
The public is invited to the physics open house and public lecture on March 15. Our speaker, Andre Bormanis, is a UA physics alumnus who served as Science Consultant and Executive Story Editor for the Star Trek TV series and for the new Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson. We will also have open lab tours from 1 to 4 pm, showcasing physics research at the UA.
Women in Physics is an active graduate student-run club that aims to promote the inclusion of women and the awareness of gender biases in physics. All students are welcome to join and attend any of the meetings and events. WiP organizse events ranging from social activities, such as BBQs; physics outreach such as helping with elementary school science fairs; and professional events such as hosting invited speakers from academia and industry. You can find the link to WiP website after the jump.
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter W. Higgs and François Englert for the theoretical proposal of the Higgs mechanism, which lies at the heart of mass of subatomic particles, and the prediction of the Higgs boson, which was recently experimentally confirmed by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. High-energy physicists at the UA Physics Department have played a crucial role in the discovery of the Higgs boson and the study of its properties.