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Materials Science - Physics - 25.06.2019

Materials Science - Physics - 21.06.2019
New awards for UW research to probe solar cell defects, develop energy-boosting coatings
New awards for UW research to probe solar cell defects, develop energy-boosting coatings
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office selected two University of Washington professors in the Department of Chemistry and the Clean Energy Institute to receive nearly $1.5 million in funding for two separate endeavors in solar photovoltaic research.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.06.2019
"warm" glow of Uranus’s rings
The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes - they weren't even discovered until 1977 - but they're surprisingly bright in new heat images of the planet taken by two large telescopes in the high deserts of Chile.

Physics - Environment - 17.06.2019
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC). Dr Fabrizio Carbone's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering (LUMES) today announced that Google has funded a 4-year research project in the lab.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.06.2019
Imperial celebrates
Imperial celebrates "towering intellectual achievement" of CERN
Imperial celebrated its deep links with CERN and the power of international collaboration with a visit to the Large Hadron Collider. CERN is more than just a feat of engineering. It is a tremendous human endeavor.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.06.2019
Imperial celebrates
Imperial celebrates "intellectual achievement of humankind" at CERN visit
Imperial celebrated its deep links with CERN and the power of international collaboration with a visit to the Large Hadron Collider. CERN is more than just a feat of engineering. It is a tremendous human endeavor.

Physics - Administration - 13.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.06.2019
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems
The Gemini Planet Imager searched hundreds of nearby stars for exoplanets using the Gemini South telescope located in the Chilean Andes.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 10.06.2019

Physics - 30.05.2019
Berkeley Lab-Built Electron Gun Fires Up for LCLS-II X-Ray Laser Project
Berkeley Lab-Built Electron Gun Fires Up for LCLS-II X-Ray Laser Project
Its electron beams will drive the generation of up to a million ultrabright X-ray flashes per second This press release was adapted from the original release published by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Physics - Mathematics - 28.05.2019
Australian Academy of Science honours three Sydney scientists
Three Sydney scientists join the ranks of 543 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, a recognition of the breadth, depth and quality of our research. The Australian Academy of Science has elected three University of Sydney academics as Fellows, recognising outstanding careers and continuing excellence in scientific research.

Physics - 23.05.2019
Lithium Doesn’t Crack Under Pressure, It Transforms
A sample of the mineral lepidolite, a key source of lithium, mined in Finland.

Life Sciences - Physics - 23.05.2019
Soapbox Science becomes part of Brighton Fringe to celebrate women in STEMM
Twelve scientists will don their white coats on Brighton seafront for the third annual Soapbox Science event, sharing their expertise as part of the Brighton Fringe.

Innovation / Technology - Physics - 22.05.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.05.2019

Physics - Career - 13.05.2019
University grants long-delayed doctoral degree to Cheryl Sundari Dembe
Innovative chemistry research from 1970s receives recognition after disruption due to gender discrimination Forty-eight years after leaving the University of Chicago, Cheryl Dembe will walk at Convocation ceremonies in June after earning her doctorate in Chemistry.

Physics - Materials Science - 13.05.2019
Northwestern University joins Chicago Quantum Exchange
The Chicago Quantum Exchange , a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology, has added Northwestern University as its newest member.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 13.05.2019
In Granada, the European particle physics community prepares decisions for the future of the field
Geneva and Granada. The European particle physics community is meeting this week in Granada, Spain, to discuss the roadmap for the future of the discipline.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 10.05.2019
How an episode of ’Chopped’ led to a fix for future particle accelerators
Bob Zwaska, a scientist at the UChicago-affiliated Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , was watching a contestant on the cooking show Chopped spin sugar for their dessert when he realized the same principle might be applicable to accelerator targets. The technique he spun out of the idea could hugely boost the power at which future particle accelerators could operate-helping us unlock the secrets of how our universe is built.

Physics - Life Sciences - 03.05.2019
What it’s like to be a theoretical physicist
In the first of a series on what the lives of Stanford researchers actually look like, theoretical physicist Shamit Kachru and three of his graduate students talk about the social fabric behind their

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.05.2019
Hera's APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
Hera’s APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
2 May 2019 From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe's miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep space, surveying the make-up of its target asteroids down to individual boulders, helping prepare the way for future mining missions.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.05.2019
The 'Little' Computer Cluster That Could
The ’Little’ Computer Cluster That Could
PDSF, which switched off in April, had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments Decades before "big data" and "the cloud" were a part of our everyday lives and

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 30.04.2019
Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Elected as National Academy of Sciences Members
New NAS members (from left to right) Roger Falcone, Pamela Ronald, Uros Seljack, and Omar Yaghi.

Environment - Physics - 26.04.2019
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine.

Physics - Chemistry - 26.04.2019
Chicago pollution inspired scholar’s career as chemist and environmental activist
When R. Stephen Berry joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1964, he was not prepared for the city's pollution.

Physics - Electroengineering - 26.04.2019
Exploring New Ways to Control Thermal Radiation
Planck's Law, which describes electromagnetic radiation from heated bodies, forms the basis of quantum theory. However, with the advent of microand nanotechnology, it is easy to fabricate materials where Planck's Law will not hold. In a study published , researchers at Berkeley Lab set out to explore how deviations from Planck's Law could impact energy-related technologies based on nanoand micro-structured geometries.

Chemistry - Physics - 25.04.2019
Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine
Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine
In UCLA-led study, perovskite-based devices benefit from the strong bond between lead and the same chemical found in coffee and tea Meghan Steele Horan Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat - a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells.

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.
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