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Colliding Galaxies
Pitt astrophysicists say that the Milky Way's spiral arms could have arisen from a collision with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Read More
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Early Universe Survey
New Hubble Survey: A team including Prof. Jeffrey Newman will survey the first third of cosmic time. read more
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Polariton Condensates
Prof. David Snoke argues that a carefully engineered coupling between matter and light could pave the way to a room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate. read more
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Nanoelectronic Devices on Demand
Prof. Jeremy Levy has demonstrated the use of atomic force microscopy to create nanoelectronic devices. learn more
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Higgs Particle Discovered
CMS and ATLAS teams at CERN have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. learn more

PhD Defense: Nicholas Sinclair

Research Advisor: Dr. David Snoke "Luminescence Darkening of Strain-Trapped Excitons in Coupled Quantum Wells" Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Allen Hall, Room 419 3:00 pm

PhD Defense: Anja Weyant

Research Advisor: Dr. Michael Wood-Vasey "Employing Modern Statistics to Explore the Universe with Type la Supernovae" Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Allen Hall, Rm 321 2:00 pm

Goldwater Scholarship and Honorable Mention Awarded to Physics Undergraduates

University of Pittsburgh physics and computer engineering major, Emily Crabb, has been named a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship winner. Undergraduate physics major, Alexandre Gauthier, received Honorable Mention designation in the national 2014 Goldwater Scholarship competition. Congratulations to both students!

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PhD Defense: Brandon Eberly

Research Advisor: Steven A. Dytman

"Characterization of Final State Interaction Strength in Plastic Scintillator by Muon-Neutrino Charged Current Charged Pion Production"

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