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Higgs Particle Discovered
CMS and ATLAS teams at CERN have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. learn 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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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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Colliding Galaxies
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Inaugural Lecture by Hrvoje Petek

Provost Patricia E. Beeson cordially invites you to an Inaugural Lecture by

Hrvoje Petek

Richard King Mellon Chair in Physics and Astronomy

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

"Capturing Light Quanta at a Metal Mirror"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Posvar Hall, Room 2500

 

Reception to follow

Industrial Physics Forum

Anna Quider and Chitra GauthamPitt graduate student Chitra Gautham, who is working toward her PhD under the guidance of Professor David Snoke, was accepted to the Industrial Physics Forum in Brazil. Also in attendance is Pitt BS alumna Anna Quider, who received her PhD at Cambridge University, England.Shown is a photo taken at the event.

Carles Badenes on New Supernova Remnant Analysis Technique

A recent article by NASA highlights the new method an international team of astronomers has used in handling information gathered from the Suzaku X-ray observatory. Team member Carles Badenes was consulted by NASA on the new efforts and explained the difficulties typically associated with identifying supernova remnants.

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Hrvoje Petek's Team First to Detect Exciton in Metal

Hrvoje Petek's team of experimental and theoretical physicists and chemists from the University of Pittsburgh and Institute of Zagreb, Croatia, have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The teams work is published online in Nature Physics.

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