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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)

2014 Best American Infographics series by Gareth Cook '91 will be out in October

Gareth Cook ’91, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and Brown Physics Department alum, is the editor of a series that will appeal to anyone who likes their data beautiful: Best American Infographics. After the debut volume, Nature wrote: "Not only is it a thing of beauty it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic and an entertaining forward by David Byrne." The new volume, with a forward by Nate Silver, will be out in October. More information is available on Gareth’s website.

(Distributed September 5, 2014)

Brown Alumni Magazine: Mentor, Teacher & Physicist

Chancellor's Professor of Physics Gerald Stanford Guralnik, a much-loved Brown professor who mentored generations of students and younger colleagues and was considered a front-runner for the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics, died April 26 of a heart attack. He was 77. Read more

(Distributed July 25, 2014)
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