Physics professor Charles Horowitz honored for diversifying the field through mentorship
Doctoral Student Chaundy McKeever discusses her work using Deep Learning to evaluate the biometrics of neurodivergent individuals with a colleague at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
Doctoral Student Chaundy McKeever discusses her work using Deep Learning to evaluate the biometrics of neurodivergent individuals with a colleague at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Ms. McKeever traveled to the conference in Washington D.C. using her Executive Dean’s Travel Award for Women in Science. Her results from Prof. Jorge Jose’s biophysics lab establish a link between how people move and their neurodevelopment and may assist in treatments.
Jim Faller, one of the most scientifically distinguished of IU physics undergraduates, passed away in summer 2023. After graduating from IU in 1955, Faller joined the legendary gravity group of R. H. Dicke at Princeton, where Faller conceived of a way to measure the Earth-Moon distance using highly-polished mirrors assembled into a corner cube retroreflector. This idea was adopted by the Apollo program, and the measurements it enables have been used to conduct high precision tests of general relativity. The picture shows his device as it was carried onto the lunar surface.
International Summer Research Opportunity for IU Physics Undergraduates in Nagoya, Japan through the NSF IRES Program
IUB will collaborate with 7 other institutions in a recently-awarded NSF International Research Exchange for Students (IRES) grant. This grant will support three cohorts of six U.S. undergraduates and one U.S. graduate student to go Nagoya University in Japan for 10 weeks in the summers of 2024, 2025, and 2026.
Prof. Walter C. Pettus leads publication in Phys. Rev. Lett. demonstrating a new technique for directly measuring mass of neutrino. Pettus and Project 8 collaborators made measurements of tritium decays using Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy.
Sepehr Samiei has won a fellowship from the German DAAD program for scientific work at the FRM research reactor near Munich, Germany for three months in early 2024.
CEEM nuclear physics group builds "HoverCrafts" -- a new exhibit for WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington
A group of nuclear physicists at CEEM have built "HoverCrafts," a new exhibit at WonderLab Museum of science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington, with funding provided by a National Science Foundation grant.
Astrophysics PhD Candidate Presents Research at 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference in Nagoya, Japan
Astrophysics PhD Candidate Marvin Jones, Jr. presented his research at 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference in Nagoya, Japan
IUB physics PhD thesis student Jerry Balta has won a NSF INTERN award. The NSF INTERN program supports PhD students to spend 6 months working at a company as part of their educational training.
A group of IUB physics undergraduates and high school students have made major progress toward their goal of designing and constructing an apparatus to demonstrate the quantum entanglement of the linear polarization of gamma rays emitted back-to-back upon positron annihilation in matter.
Three IU experimental nuclear physics grad students, Kylie Dickerson, Bo Johnson, and Gabe Otero, have won year long fellowships from the DOE SCGSR program.
IU Physics professor Walter Pettus and collaborators publish the final results from the Majorana Demonstrator’s search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge.
Prof. Paul Sokol was elected to serve on the DMP Executive Committee of the American Physical Society. His 3 year term begins following the 2023 March Meeting in Los Vegas, NV.
IU won support for neutron research from the new DOE initiative: Quantum Horizons: QIS Research and Innovation for Nuclear Science. This award will help support the research activities of the IU physics entangled neutron group led by physics department professors David Baxter, Gerardo Ortiz, Roger Pynn, and Mike Snow.
A research project called “ExoHad”, led by Prof. Adam Szczepaniak from the IU Physics Department, has been awarded $1.8 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to study exotic hadrons.
IU Physics professor Mike Snow and graduate student Jerald Balta have been awarded a Translational Research grant for their flexible neutron shield technology.
Former IUB physics undergraduate participates in the most sensitive search yet performed for the electric dipole moment of the electron
IU alum Noah Schlossberger and his colleagues at the University of Colorado Boulder have carried out the most sensitive search for the electric dipole moment of the electron.
IU alum Teppei Katori (PhD, 2008) and his colleagues at the IceCube neutrino telescope have determined the world’s most stringent limit on anomalous neutrino flavor conversions.
Dr. Michelle Lollie, a member of the second class in our department’s APS-sponsored Bridge program has just been featured in an APS News article highlighting her unconventional route to becoming the first African American women to complete a PhD in Physics from Louisiana State University.
We are extremely proud that one of our most distinguished alumni, Prof. Philip Dybvig of the Economics Department at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named as one of this year’s winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in the Memory of Alfred Nobel (commonly known as the Nobel prize in Economics).
The physics department fall picnic was held at the Bryan Park Woodlawn Shelter on Friday September 30th from 4:00 PM to 6:00PM.We had lots of food, games, and the traditional cornhole tournament! Thanks to everyone who volunteered to bring a dessert! Everyone was welcome students, staff, faculty, friends, and family - we were happy to see you all!
On Wednesday, August 31st, 2022, the department held its annual "Introductory Tea" where we all come together to support one another and welcome any newcomers to the physics family. This year we had some outstanding milestones and we took the time to recognize a staff member who showed unrelenting dedication to the department and to IU as a whole.
3 research universities to collaborate with industry, government to develop quantum technologies
IUB Physics Major Headed to Edwards Air Force Base on the DOD SMART Program