PhD Defense-Alexandru Maries

Research Advisor: Dr. Chandralekha Singh

"Role of Multiple Representations in Physics Problem Solving"

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Room 319 Allen Hall


PhD Defense-Dongyue Yang

Research Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Levy

"Electron Properties in Directed Self-Assembly GE/SIC/SI Quantum Dots"

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 1:00PM

Room 321 Allen Hall

PhD Defense-Michael G. Opferman

Research Co-Advisors: Dr. David Jasnow and Dr. Rob Coalson

Title: "Polymer Brushes Infiltrated by Nanoparticles and Applications to the Nuclear Pore Complex"

Friday, November 22, 2013 Room 321 Allen Hall - 2:00 pm

Public Lecture Celebrates Higgs Boson Discover, Highlights Pitt Contribution to Research

Join us on October 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Club to learn more about the 2013 Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson particle and the involvement of Pitt scientists in this groundbreaking effort. Read More

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"

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PhD Defense-Mahmut Demir

Mr. Mahmut Demir

Research Advisor: Dr. Hanna Salman

"Bacterial Thermotaxis by Speed Modulation"

Friday, September 6, 2013 - ROOM 321 Allen Hall

Prof. Savinov Wins the Physics Slam!

The recent Snowmass Physics Slam was won by our own Prof. Savinov. The entire competition is online. "Crazy Vlad Talks About Global Conspiracies" starts at 1:03.

Molecular Scanner Developed

Prof. J. Levy and his team have developed a scanner that uses terahertz radiation that may be able to detect single molecules. The device will permit unprecedented resolution. read more.

Kaufman Foundation Award

Congratulations to Professors Frolov and Liu, who have won a New Initiative grant from the Kaufman Foundation for research on "Topological Quantum Wire Emulators."

Physics Slam on Ice

Prof. Savinov will face off against five other physicists in the Physics Slam on Ice, August 2 at the University of Minnesota's Ridder Arena. More coverage.  

Discovery of the Zc(3900) by BESIII and Belle Causes a Stir

The discovery of a charged heavy hadron may point to a new form of matter argues Prof. Swanson of Physics and Astronomy in an APS Physics Viewpoint. Further media coverage from Wired.

Congratulations 2013 Physics and Astronomy Graduates!

Physics and Astronomy Alumnus Named 2013 Commencement Speaker

Patrick Gallagher, Physics and Astronomy alumnus and current director of NIST, has been named the 2013 Pitt Commencement Speaker.

PhD Defense-Xiaopeng Li

Mr. Xiaopeng Li

Research Advisor: Dr. W. Vincent Liu

"Theory of ultra-cold matter"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Room 103 OEH at 4:00 pm


PhD Defense-Weiyi Zhang

Mr. Weiyi Zhang

Research co-advisors: Dr. Xiao-lun Wu (Physics) & Dr. Carlos Camacho (Comp.Biol.)

"Screening and Interactions between Protein and Disordered Peptides by a Novel Computational Method"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Room 103 OEH at 10:00 am