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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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Higgs Particle Discovered
CMS and ATLAS teams at CERN have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. learn 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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Early Universe Survey
New Hubble Survey: A team including Prof. Jeffrey Newman will survey the first third of cosmic time. read more

PhD Defense--Elliot Jenner

Research Advisor: Dr. Brian D'Urso

"Multiscale Structured Surfaces And Their Effect On Drag & Fluid Flow"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Allen Hall, Room 319 3:00 pm

Fireball Detected at Allegheny Observatory

A very bright fireball over New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania on February 17th was captured from a NASA camera located at our own Allegheny Observatory. Click here for youtube video.

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!

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