2009 Research Highlights


Prof. Greg Landsberg and Prof. Ulrich Heintz are Elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society. Read More…

Prof. Sean Ling and former graduate student Hongbo Peng/IBM Research develop a breakthrough procedure in mapping a person's genome as reported in the journal Nanotechnology and also noted in this article in the Providence Journal.

Prof. Meenakshi Narain and graduate student Monica Pangilinan are the leaders of the prime analyses that resulted in the discovery of a new production process for the top quark since submitted for publication to Physical Review Letters.

The race is on to find the elusive Higgs boson. Prof. Greg Landsberg comments about the competition in this NewScientist article.

Prof. Brad Marston, gives his talk "Quantum Mechanics of Global Warming" to a large public audience at the Aspen Institute… Watch Now.

Prof. Marston in an interview prior to his talk at the Aspen Institute withGrassRoots TV 12Watch Now.

Prof. Humphrey Maris is selected to receive the Philip J. Bray award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences for 2009-2011.

Dean Hudek, laboratory physicist, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the AAPT Laboratories Committee.

New Galaxies found! The BLAST experiment, led at Brown by Prof. Greg Tucker, plays a key role in this discovery as cited in this article in Nature.

Prof. Brad Marston is co-author of the paper Fire in the Earth System which has been published in the Science Magazine.

Prof. Rick Gaitskell's search for dark matter is cited in thisScientificAmerican.com article
Learn More: Large Underground Xenon News ArticlesPhotos.

"The days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over!" - President Barak Obama 
As quoted by the President in his speech on April 27, 2009 at the National Academy of Sciences 146th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.Hear more..

Arthur O. Williams Lecture, Monday, February 9, 2009 
Dr. Steven Koonin, Chief Scientist, BP p.l.c. View the video of Dr. Koonin's presentation: Energy, Environment, Security:  Can We Have It All.
View the slideshow.

The research of Dr. Wei Guo, Graduate student Dafei JinProf. George Seidel and Prof. Humphrey Maris is featured in an American Physical Society online report spotlighting exceptional research.

Prof. Anastasia Volovich is selected as a 2009 Career Development Award Winner.

Prof. Bob Pelcovits conveys a moving essay on WRNI National Public Radio station's show This I Believe.