2008 Research Highlights


Prof. Anastasia Volovich is selected as a 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) winner.

Prof. Jay Tang, Dr. Guanglai Li, and former Brown undergraduate student, Lick-Kon Tam research of Brownian motion is published in theProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesRead more here.

Prof. Dave Cutts in a LHC interview with Channel 10 News.

Graduate student, Yunhe Xie , working with fellow team Brown researchers,Prof. Dave Cutts and Dr. Tulika Bose, PhD analysis is featured as a Fermilab Result-of-the-Week.

Prof. Savvas Koushiappas comments to NBC about a study of small galaxies circling around the Milky Way.

Prof. Greg Landsberg's is interviewed by the New York Times in regard to The Large Hadron Collider.

Prof. Peter Westervelt is selected to receive the Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.

Prof. Brad Marston is selected by the NSF as an American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellow (ACI Fellows).

Prof. Robert Pelcovits has been selected by the University to become one of the Royce Family Professors in Teaching Excellence.

Prof. Rick Gaitskell presents a public lecture, A Noble Endeavor – Looking for Dark Matter at the University of South Dakota.

Prof. Brad Marston presents his research on using statistical physics to better understand global climate changes at the APS meeting in New Orleans .

In celebrating PRL's 50th anniversaryProf. Guralnik's 1964 paper on Global Conservation Laws and Massless Particles has been cited for Milestone Letters that made long-lived contributions to physics, either by announcing significant discoveries, or by initiating new areas of research. A number of these articles report on work that was later recognized with a Nobel Prize for one or more of the authors.

In recognition of his outstanding research accomplishment in the area of Computational Physics, the Korea Institute for Advanced Study has appointedProf. Michael Kosterlitz, Harrison E Farnsworth Professor of Physics, as a KIAS Scholar at the School of Computational Sciences for two years, beginning 2008.

Prof. Meenakshi Narain is selected as one of the 2008 Career Development Award Winners by the ADVANCE program at Brown.