Dark matter detector now underground, underwater, ready

Physicists from Brown and 16 other institutions in the United States and Europe are almost ready to begin data collection using the world's most sensitive dark-matter detector. The detector, nearly a mile underground in South Dakota, is sitting inside a stainless steel tank of ultrapure water and undergoing tests. Data collection should begin early in 2013. Read more.

(Distributed November 19, 2012)

Higgs Boson Celebration

The Brown University Department of Physics celebrated the recent discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson at an event held on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 PM in the Salomon Center for Teaching on the university’s campus in Providence.

(Distributed October 18, 2012)

Ladd Observatory gets Rhody Award

The Ladd Observatory will be honored with a Rhody Award for the restoration of its Transit Room, which once provided the celestial standard for keeping time in Providence. The award will be presented Thursday, Oct. 18, in Newport by Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission.  Click here full article.

(Distributed October 15, 2012)

Physicists Mine Cosmic Answers Deep Underground

LEAD, S.D.—At 7:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday, about a dozen scientists pulled on steel-toed boots and filed into a steel cage that once ferried hundreds of gold miners to work.Their destination: a new laboratory 11 minutes and a mile beneath the earth's surface that could deliver answers to some cosmic questions. Click here for full article.

(Distributed August 2, 2012)
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