2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Session

Wednesday, April 2nd from 12:00 – 12:50pm

Location: O’Hara Student Center Dining Room

Poster submission deadline: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Please see the following link for information on this event's prizes: 


PhD Defense-Naufer Nusran

Research Advisor: Dr. Gurudev Dutt

"Application of phase estimation algorithms to improve diamond spin magnetometry"

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Room 319 Allen Hall


Announcing the 2014 Thomas Lain Fund Scholarship Essay Competition

Please submit your essay, including cover page and transcript, to Hannah Sweetser in 100 Allen Hall.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:00pm

For more information, click here.


Announcing the 2014 Emil Sanielevici Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Please submit all applications to Hannah Sweetser in 100 Allen Hall.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.


Discipline Based Science Education Research Center Established at Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has created the Discipline Based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC), which will impact and strengthen teaching in the school’s nine natural science departments. Under the leadership of Founding Director Chandralekha Singh, professor of physics and astronomy, dB-SERC will work with faculty members to develop and implement ways of teaching courses that are grounded in research on teaching and learning.

On January 30th at 3:00 pm the lecture by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman will be the center’s inaugural event. Read more here

dB-SERCE Public Lecture: "Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education"

Carl Weiman will present the inaugural public lecture of the Pitt Discipline-based Science Education Research Center, Thursday, Jan 30, 3:00pm at the University Club, ballroom B. more information

PhD Defense-Daniel Matthews

Research Advisor: Jeffrey A. Newman

"Exploring the Distant Universe with Cross-Correlation Statistics"

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:00pm

Room 321 Allen Hall

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.