2007 Research Highlights


Professor Chung-I Tan receives the President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance

Professor Gerhard Ertl of Germany is awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry for 2007
The collaboration of Professor See-Chen Ying, Adjunct Professor Tapio Ala-Nissila and former graduate student Stefan Badescu of the Brown Department of Physics with Professor Ertl is highly referenced in the Nobel citation, Chemical Processes on Solid Surfaces.

The American Institute of Physics cite the Fermilab Tevatron experiments and the Cooper pairs in insulators experiment for the Ten Top Physics Stories for 2007 . Four members of Brown's faculty are involved in the Fermilab experiments:Professors David Cutts, Greg Landsberg, Meenakshi Narain and Rich Partridge.

Graduate student Michael Stewart and Professor James Valles discover the existence of Cooper Pairs in Insulators

Professor Meenakshi Narain - Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Professor Greg Landsberg has been elected Physics Coordinator for the US CMS Collaboration

Professor Xinsheng Sean Ling is awarded a NHGRI grant for his research in Hybridization-Assisted Nanopore DNA Sequencing

Professor Humphrey Maris is awarded the 2007 Phonon prize

Professor Meenakshi Narain describes the importance of CERN’s Large Hadron Collidor on the NOVA ScienceNow magazine show on Tuesday July 10th on Channel 2 WGBH (Boston) at 8 p.m.

Professor Vesna Mitrovic has been selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Professor Jay Tang's Research Team - Selected to Receive a Research Seed Funding Award

Physicist Jay Tang And A Team Of Scientists Discover The Strongest Natural Glue Known To Science

Professor Anastasia Volovich is awarded the 2007 NSF Career Award

Yungxing Guo has been selected as the 2007-2008 Galkin Fellow