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Physics - 19.04.2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
Physics enthusiasts will descend on Switzerland for this year's tournament, as the School defends the gold medal it won in 2018 - this time on its home turf.

Physics - Business / Economics - 17.04.2019

Physics - Electroengineering - 15.04.2019
Richard Pantell, expert in fields ranging from lasers to the environment, dies at 91
Richard Pantell, expert in fields ranging from lasers to the environment, dies at 91
Electrical engineering professor wrote textbooks, taught tennis in East Palo Alto, helped homeless. Richard H. Pantell, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford University, died March 26, 2019, at his home in San Mateo, California.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.04.2019
Largest, fastest array of microscopic ’traffic cops’ for optical communications
The photonic switch is built with more than 50,000 microscopic "light switches" etched into a silicon wafer.

Physics - 11.04.2019

Environment - Physics - 10.04.2019
Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog
Cranes glide through the tule fog at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 03.04.2019
Geologist weaves science into her art at the loom
Editor's note: This story is part of 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.04.2019
LIGO resumes gravitational wave search after upgrades
LIGO resumes gravitational wave search after upgrades
With some Stanford-led upgrades, the gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after a year of work. It's now more sensitive than ever to spacetime ripples and will be joined by other detectors around the world. After more than a year-long hiatus, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is back online and more sensitive than ever to the tiny ripples in spacetime generated when black holes and dead stars collide.

Physics - Life Sciences - 01.04.2019
Three EPFL professors awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Three EPFL professors awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Professors Pierre Gönczy and Douglas Hanahan (School of Life Sciences), and Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg (School of Basic Sciences/School of Engineering) have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants.

Environment - Physics - 29.03.2019
School pupils go head to head to solve global challenges
School pupils go head to head to solve global challenges
Electricity from footsteps, nanorobots for wastewater treatment and zinc-air batteries were some ideas from this year's Schools Science Competition.

Physics - Career - 29.03.2019
"No guarantee, but a good step on the way to a professorship"
Leading a team of their own helps young researchers to become independent at an early stage.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.03.2019
UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
The University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have joined forces in a new coalition to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.03.2019
Tackling the risks from outer space
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 17.03.2019

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2019
Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory  Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground March 15 on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.03.2019
Four disciplines united under a single roof
Four disciplines united under a single roof
In the new research building Centre for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) researchers investigate how nanomaterials with complex properties and functions are produced in nature in order to follow this proven design strategy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.03.2019
Astrophysicists Once Again Seek Public’s Help to Unmask Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays
Muon Hunters 2: Return of the Ring, launches new Zooniverse citizen science project on March 14th, 2019. After achieving highly successful results with their citizen science project, Muon Hunters , in 2017, scientists from the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) gamma-ray observatory-a part of the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona-collaboration are once again asking the public for help in identifying hundreds of thousands of ring patterns produced in the cameras at VERITAS.

Life Sciences - Physics - 14.03.2019
Thomas Nagylaki, geneticist and ’quintessential’ UChicagoan, 1944-2019
A trained physicist, Prof. Emeritus Thomas Nagylaki shifted his focus to medical genetics shortly before joining the University of Chicago in 1975 but always remained interested in mathematics.

Linguistics / Literature - Physics - 13.03.2019

Physics - 12.03.2019
Engineers Look Beyond 5G
The worldwide race to deploy 5G wireless networks is still in its early stages, but Professor Jeyanandh Paramesh and his students in Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are looking.

Environment - Physics - 11.03.2019
Turning buildings into energy producers
Turning buildings into energy producers
EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 09.03.2019
Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces
Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces
Technology originally developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider and then flown in space by ESA is now being used to analyse historic artworks, helping to detect forgeries.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.03.2019
He once created a nuclear reactor in his dorm. Now he’s building the impossible for NASA
Editor's note: This is the first 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Physics - Materials Science - 05.03.2019
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
Tungsten blend resists fractures, could be valuable for magnetic fusion facilities This material showed outstanding radiation resistance when compared to pure nanocrystalline tungsten materials and other conventional alloys.

Physics - 04.03.2019
How to Catch a Magnetic Monopole in the Act
A research team led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a nanoscale "playground" on a chip that simulates the formation of exotic magnetic particles called "monopoles." The study - published recently in Science Advances - could unlock the secrets to ever-smaller, more powerful memory devices, microelectronics, and next-generation hard drives that employ the power of magnetic spin to store data.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 28.02.2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison joins Chicago Quantum Exchange
The Chicago Quantum Exchange , a growing hub for the research and development of quantum technology, is adding the University of Wisconsin-Madison as its newest member.

Health - Physics - 28.02.2019
Children are her passion
At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Beate Timmermann built up a programme providing proton therapy for children with cancer at the same time she was raising her own son.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 25.02.2019
Edward ’Rocky’ Kolb to direct Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
The University of Chicago has named Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb as director of its Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics , a leading center dedicated to deepening our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe and the laws that govern it.

Physics - 22.02.2019
Laser laureate and razor research: News from the College
Laser laureate and razor research: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a laser focused talk from a Nobel laureate, to razor sharp research into the evolution of crocodile faces, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.02.2019
JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a new study using observations from  NuSTAR  (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)-a Caltech-led mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech for NASA-shows that a much smaller object is competing with the two behemoths.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.02.2019
UofG astrophysicists welcome LIGO funding boost
University of Glasgow researchers are celebrating the announcement of tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the science of gravitational wave astrophysics. The US-based National Science Foundation announced today (Thursday 14 February) that Caltech and MIT will share in $20.4m (£15.9m) to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), an NSF-funded international collaboration which made history in 2015 after making the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Chemistry - Physics - 14.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.02.2019
NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems. SPHEREx, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, will carry out a two-year mission funded at $242 million (not including launch costs) with an expected launch in 2023.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.02.2019
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA has selected a new Caltech-led space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common the ingredients for life are in our galaxy's planetary systems.

Physics - 12.02.2019
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