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Brown/RISD/Erfurt team designs Techstyle Haus

Students at Brown, RISD, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt are tackling a great challenge: Build a house that uses 90 percent less energy than a typical house, make it liveable, flexible, durable, and lightweight enough to be shipped from Providence to France — and design it better than 19 other top teams from around the world. That’s the Solar Decathlon. The Brown-RISD-Erfurt team calls its entry the “Techstyle Haus.” Read more

(Distributed November 5, 2013)

Brown Physicists Celebrate Roles in 2013 Nobel Prize

The Brown physics department gathered on October 8th to celebrate the awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics to François Englert and Peter Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.”  It was an especially delightful celebration because a prize fo

(Distributed October 21, 2013)

James Joy & Timothy Raben: 2012 Archambault Teaching Award Winners

2012 Archambault Teaching Award Winners Announced

2012 nominations produced an exceptionally strong pool of teaching award candidates who brought enthusiasm, professionalism and innovation to their classes, and provoked outstanding reviews from their students. We are awarding a first prize, a second prize, and three honorable mentions. Read more

(Distributed October 10, 2013)

Luk: After Higgs, a search for new physics

In particle physics, not finding a particle can narrow the search and guide new theories. Michael Luk’s Joukowsky Prize-winning dissertation, The Search for a Heavy Top-Like Quark, describes the most comprehensive search ever carried out for a particle that could answer puzzling questions about the nature of the Higgs boson. Read more

(Distributed October 10, 2013)

A Higgs boson or the Higgs boson?

Last July physicists at CERN announced they had found a particle that looked a lot like the elusive Higgs boson, a particle thought to give mass to some elementary particles. After poring over two and a half times more data than was available in July, CERN announced today that their particle is still a spot-on match for the Higgs. Brown physicists David Cutts, Ulrich Heintz, Greg Landsberg, and Meenakshi Narain are active participants in the Higgs search. Gerald Guralnik is one of the theorists who first predicted the particle’s existence in 1964.

(Distributed October 10, 2013)
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