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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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Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Research Scholarship Awards Spring 2015
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 PA Space Grant Consortium Research Scholarship Awards that promote undergraduate research. Read More...
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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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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

LSST M1/M3 Completion Event

The M1/M3 completion event for the LSST was recently celebrated at the University of Arizona Mirror Lab. The upper left shows the completed M1/M3 mirror combination. At the event Dave Turnshek, Pitt Chair of Physics and Astronomy, met with Peter Strittmatter, former Director and Head of the University of Arizona Steward Observatory and Department of Astronomy, Tony Tyson of UC Davis, who originated the idea for the LSST, and Roger Angel, Director of the University of Arizona Mirror Lab.

Adam Leibovich Named University Honors College (UHC) Faculty Fellow

The University Honors College recently extended invitations to faculty members appointing them as UHC Faculty Fellows. This honorific title is for faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the UHC during the past 5 years. Faculty fellows will make recommendations for improving current UHC programs and for establishing new programs. In addition, Faculty Fellows will serve as ambassadors of the UHC. Congratulations Adam!

Congratulations to Arthur Kosowsky on APS Fellowship

Arthur Kosowsky was recently named an APS Fellow. He was nominated by the Division of Astrophysics for landmark contributions to cosmology, including pioneering work on the use of CMB fluctuations for precision cosmology and pioneering work on the origin and detection of primordial gravitational waves.

This high honor is restricted to 0.5% of the membership in a given year.

Congratulations Arthur!

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Award for Bridges Supercomputer

$9.65-Million Supercomputer Will Enable Analysis of Vast Data Sets, Ease Entry for New Research Communities into High-Performance Computing

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