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)

Faculty Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics 2013

The Department of Physics at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, starting in the summer of 2013. This position is part of an initiative for further growth in interdisciplinary science at Brown University, including the recent establishment of the School of Engineering. We seek candidates with demonstrated accomplishments in research and promise for future achievements in teaching and research.

(Distributed March 7, 2013)

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)
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