LISTEN to Prof Rick Gaitskell on NPR's Science Friday - 10/16!

From NPR Science Friday:

Traveling nearly a mile underground in an elevator referred to as “the cage” is not exactly for the faint of heart. Enter Science Friday video producer Luke Groskin. He ventured deep into a rural South Dakota mine to learn about the Large Underground Xenon Experiment, or “LUX.” There, scientists like Richard Gaitskell are hoping that the LUX detector—shielded by thousands of feet of rock—will capture evidence of dark matter particles interacting with regular old matter. Groskin and Gaitskell join Ira to talk about the ongoing hunt for dark matter. 

(Distributed October 16, 2015)

Seventh Annual New England String Meeting

The 7th Annual New England String Meeting will be a small, regional one-day conference open to all students, Post-docs, and faculty.  

The meeting is being held at Brown on Friday, November 6, 2015.  Registrtation is free and the meeting is open to all, but please click here to register.

(Distributed October 8, 2015)

Richard Nally '15 gives a talk at the CMS Collaboration Weekly General Meeting

Richard Nally '15 presented a paper on the measurement of the top quark mass to the CMS Collaboration at the Weekly General Meeting on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  It was an "Approval Talk", at which an analysis is presented to the collaboration for approval, prior to going into a final review and the publication process.  Most such talks are given at specific physics group meetings - only the analyses considered particularly important are chosen for presentation to the whole collaboration at a WGM.  It is truly exceptional for an undergraduate student to present an Approv

(Distributed September 11, 2014)
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