Aziza Baccouche (2002 Ph.D. Physics, advisor Tom Cohen) was spotlighted in Science, Spotlight on Diversity, August 31. Baccouche founded a production company called AZIZA Productions a few years before graduating and began making films and short documentaries for science nonprofit organizations. Her first large-scale public documentary series focused on underrepresented minorities in science, including both ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. Baccouche's series debuted August 30 on a Washington D.C. Public Broadcasting Service local affiliate station, WHUT Howard University, with a pilot episode titled Over the Hurricane showcasing the work of African-American atmospheric physicist Gregory S. Jenkins.
Prof. Mohapatra organized Two Workshops
Published: Wednesday, 05 September 2012 15:59
Rabindra Mohapatra (Physics) organized two workshops: one in the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy on "Behind the Neutrino Mass," taking place in September 17-21, 2012 and one in Lead, South Dakota (site of the famous Homestake mine) on "Neutrinos and Unifications" July 18-19.
Professor Pati Mentioned in Higgs Boson Comment
Published: Monday, 06 August 2012 13:57
Jogesh Pati (Physics) was mentioned in the IDS Comment, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (New Delhi, India) on the discovery of the Higgs boson. Pati received the 2000 Dirac Medal and Prize for his pioneering contributions to the quest for a unified theory of quarks and leptons and of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions.
Professor Sundrum discusses the Higgs Boson
Published: Monday, 06 August 2012 13:50
Raman Sundrum (Physics) was part of a 4-physicist panel, July 8, at the International Conference of High Energy Physics, Melbourne, Australia, explaining the discovery of the Higgs boson to the public. Sundrum, a highly cited particle theorist, is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor (Physics) and a Distinguished University Professor. You can find the discussion on youtube at http://youtube/vK1Bfn6C4Jg.