Prof. Sylvester James Gates Appears in a 10-part Video Series
Published: Friday, 03 February 2012 15:50
Professor Sylvester James Gates appears in a 10-part video series exploring the science behind the game of ice hockey. A collaboration between NBC News, NBC Sports and the National Science Foundation, the series was made especially for teachers and students to use in the classroom. Gates was also interviewed for the BBC2 program The Hunt for Higgs: A Horizon Special, where he talked about the Higgsino a super-symmetric twin of the Higgs boson, which aired on January 9, 2012. He was the speaker at Januarys SciCafe (a monthly informal gathering) at the American Museum of Natural History where he talked about the discovery of computer codes, particularly the Adinkra symbols, which are graphical representations of string theory. Gates also gave an invited seminar, Mathematical Surprises From Off-shell SUSY Representations Theory, at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study, December 21. He is one of the scientific commentators on a Koran Educational Broadcasting System science documentary entitled The Milestone of Scientific Civilization. Other December activities included a plenary lecture at the 2011 High Energy Conference, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela and invited speaker at Montana State University Physics Departments colloquium, Digging Where the Wood is Thick.
Prof. Alessandra Buonanno has been Named Fellow of the American Physical Society
Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:59
Professor Alessandra Buonanno has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society "for revolutionalizing our understanding of quantum optical noise in interferometric gravitational-wave detectors (with Chen), creating the effective-one-body (EOB) approach to 2-body dynamics (with Damour), and leading the creation of template families for searches for gravitational waves from compact binaries." She is a member of the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics and the Joint Space-Science Institute.
Graduate Student Doojin Kim Won the NSF funded LHC-TI Fellowship
Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:54
Graduate Student Doojin Kim won the NSF funded LHC-TI Fellowship. The program helps the US meet the theoretical needs of the LHC by providing this fellowship to promising young theorists working on LHC-related physics.
Prof. Raman Sundrum was Honored in His Contributions
Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:50
Professor Raman Sundrum was honored for fundamental contributions including anomaly-mediations in supergravity theories and the "Randall-Sundrum" mechanism within higher-dimensional warped compactifications, and associatied phenomenological implications.