UA LHC/ATLAS High Energy Experimentalists receive Galileo Circle Dean's Award
Professors Elliott Cheu, Ken Johns, Erich Varnes, Michael Shupe, and John Rutherfoord are being honored by the College of Science with the first Galileo Circle Dean's Award. The Dean's Board of Advisers instituted this special award in recognition of the "extraordinary accomplishments of a team of UA Science faculty scientists."
Physics Sophomore Alex Cole Wins Top Honors at ARL
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory held its 2013 summer student symposium at Aberdeen Proving Ground in August. Top honors for the undergraduate research was awarded to UA Physics student Alexandria Will-Cole who won first place for her presentation on "Material Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Ultrafine-Grain Tungsten-Based Alloys. Congratulations to Alex.
Photo: Dr. Rose Pesce-Rodriguez, Alex Cole, and Dr. Thomas Russel (ARL Newsletter)
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.
Barbecue on the PAS lawn, Wednesday Sept. 11th, 4 pm. Now that the academic year is off and running, please join us in welcoming the new undergraduate and graduate students in the Fall cookout. All undergrads, grads, faculty and staff are invited. We'll have burgers, brats and veggie options, side dishes, soft drinks, solar telescope viewings, frisbees, beach balls etc. etc. The fun begins at 4 pm next Wednesday. Admission is FREE. Food is FREE (as long as it lasts).
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!