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  • July 7, 2020

    To mitigate the pandemic’s impact, the University will allow undergraduates back for two terms in a three-term model, reduce the density of students in campus housing, offer instruction in person and remotely, and implement extensive testing, tracing and public health measures.

  • June 29, 2020

    The discovery of the Higgs particle by the international CMS and ATLAS collaborations is the most famous discovery made to date at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The scientists made the announcement on July 4, 2012, and it was later recognized with a Nobel Prize: The theorists who predicted the Higgs mechanism received the award in 2013.

  • June 23, 2020

    The five-year, $750,000 award will help Kemp Plumb study exotic states of matter that emerge in certain magnetic materials.

    Kemp Plumb, an assistant professor of physics at Brown University, is one of just 76 scientists nationwide selected to receive a 2020 Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  • June 15, 2020

    A new study helps to reconcile a Nobel Prize-winning theory with experiments on how solids actually melt.

  • June 9, 2020

    The new magnetic sensor is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors.

    A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer. The new device could be useful in a variety of applications involving weak magnetic fields, the researchers say.