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Ryan Ogliore received a NASA grant

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Ryan Ogliore, assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, received a $147,000 grant from NASA in support of a project titled “Investigating nearby supernovae through analyses of ancient and contemporary stardust.”

Yicong Sui has received a PITT PACC travel award

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Graduate student Yicong Sui has received a PITT PACC travel award to attend the Pheno2018 conference in Pittsburgh

Professor James Miller discusses constructing a class from curiosity to course listings ...

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On the fifth Monday of each semester, a new source of productive procrastination becomes available: Course Listings go up on WebStac.

Physics librarian Alison Verbeck receives the Graduate Student Senate’s Outstanding Staff Award for 2017-18...

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Physics librarian Alison Verbeck will be a recipient of the Graduate Student Senate’s Outstanding Staff Award for 2017-18

Congratulations to Professor Martin Israel the recipient of the 2018 Dean's Medal ...

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The Dean’s Medal honors a friend whose dedication and support have been exceptional and whose leadership, advice, and inspiration have served to place Arts & Sciences at the heart of one of the world’s premier universities.

Prof Li Yang has been selected into the name list of the world’s most impactful scientific researchers by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) ...

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"...your research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in your field and during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact. It is truly an honor to recognize researchers like you for your dedication and focus to expanding the sphere of human knowledge..."

Professor Erik Henriksen: New view on electron interactions in graphene ...

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Graphene has generated a lot of excitement in the materials-science research community because of its potential applications in batteries, solar energy cells, touch screens and more.

Graduate Student Alumni Reunion ...

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Brian Rauch has received continued support from NASA for particle astrophysics research with the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna.

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Professor Kater Murch has been selected as 2018 Cottrell Scholar ...

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He plans to work with other physics faculty to help them incorporate this approach. He also is broadening his use of flipped classrooms to include it in advanced-level classes and in the lab.

NASA to launch SuperTIGER scientific balloon to study rare cosmic particles ...

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The instrument, called the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER), is designed to study rare heavy nuclei, which hold clues about where and how cosmic rays attain speeds up to nearly the speed of light

Measuring Cosmic Rays at the Edge of Space ...

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SuperTIGER measures cosmic rays, which are itty-bitty pieces of atoms that are zinging through space at super-fast speeds up to nearly the speed of light. In particular, it studies galactic cosmic rays, which means they come from somewhere in our Milky Way galaxy, outside of our solar system.

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