Physics student named Goldwater Scholar for excelling at undergraduate research
Physics undergraduate Lily Whitler is among 496 winners nationwide of the Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award in the nation for students in science, math and engineering fields who aspire to research careers.
Measuring the stars: ASU student awarded fellowship for summer workshop in Los Alamos
Arizona State University physics sophomore Chase Hanson has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship to participate in the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s annual Computations Physics Student Summer Workshop.
Melatonin receptor research could point to a better night's sleep
An international team of scientists, including faculty from ASU’s Biodesign Institute and Department of Physics, has shed much-needed light on melatonin’s effects on sleep, opening the door to the development of new drugs for sleep disorders and other health issues affected by melatonin
The “Brookies,” as they are affectionately called, are exceptional undergraduate women in aerospace and are selected for the award based on their talent, experience, leadership, professionalism, and commitment to serving their communities. Berner, who graduated from Arizona State University in December 2018, is one of 38 women awarded this fellowship for 2019.
Resolving the weak force: ASU postdoc is co-author in research breakthrough
Arizona State University physics alumnus David Blyth served as a key member of a team of scientists who, for the first time, has isolated and measured the weak force between protons and neutrons within the nucleus of an atom.
The force is with us, always? Tuning quantum vacuum forces from attractive to repulsive
ASU physicist Frank Wilczek has shown for the first time that the Casimir force can be reversed and made repulsive, tunable or enhanced, depending on the properties of the material inserted between the plates.
Conducting research: Exploring charge flow through proteins
In a new study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Stuart Lindsay and his colleagues demonstrate electrical conductance through proteins poised between a pair of electrodes.
ASU SciHub workshop brings science, engineering and art experts together to change how we see the world
The goal of SciHub is to solve complex problems like how to enhance vision by leveraging the resources and expertise ASU has to offer. SciHub is co-directed by Wilczek, who is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT and has appointments at Stockholm University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and ASU’s Lawrence Professor of Solid State Sciences Nathan Newman. The group is currently exploring how to expand the colors people can see.
Two ASU professors receive 2018 NIH New Innovator Award
ASU Professors Nicholas Stephanopoulos, assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences, and Rizal Hariadi, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, both researchers in the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, were announced as recipients of the 2018 NIH New Innovator Award.
Passing on the spark: New physics professor aims to inspire
Antia Sanchez Botana joins Arizona State University as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics. Her research uses density functional theory to guide the computational design of materials with new possible uses.
IBM has selected Arizona State University alumnus Harry Kolar as one of its 2018 IBM Fellows. Kolar completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at ASU and works in the field of engineering and environmental science. IBM awards this high distinction to exceptional scientists and technical professionals within the organization who have shown outstanding and continued technical and leadership achievements.
ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences acknowledges spring 2018 Dean’s Medalists
Robert Lee was awarded the Dean's Medal for the Department of Physics for Spring 2018. Lee worked as a teaching assistant for upper-level classical mechanics courses in the Department of Physics, as well as a research assistant at the ASU Meson Physics Group.
Now in its seventeenth year, and the only program of its kind in the state, the Modeling Instruction program in the Department of Physics in theCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences is geared toward lifelong learning.
Joshua Sadar won the Outstanding Student Presentations Awards with his talk titled “Bottom-up preparation of nanopore array with self-aligned nanogap electrodes for single biomolecule characterization” at the APS Four Corners Section.
Frank Wilczek (Nobel laureate 2004) is joining Arizona State University as a professor in the physics department, where he will work on a variety of important issues in theoretical physics, as well as organize workshops to advance the academic field by gathering the best and brightest physicists worldwide.
Is the "Dark Force" Real, And Can It Unlock Dark Matter?
Glenn Randall, a physicist at Arizona State University, is currently working on a fascinating new experiment called DarkLight that could confirm this game-changing physics discovery. Randall walked Popular Mechanics through what this new force could be, why it could help us understand dark matter, and how DarkLight might prove it exists.
Aditya Dhumuntarao, graduating in May, has earned the top award for an undergraduate in both his majors — the Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize, and the Outstanding Physics Undergraduate Award, as well as an NSF Graduate Fellowship, and the inaugural Origins Project Undergraduate Research Scholarship.
When going small is big news: ASU Professor shrinking down electron-laser technology
Free electron lasers are powerful devices that can peer deep into molecular structure and the ultrafast timescales of chemistry, and they are usually miles long and cost billions to build. But ASU Physics Professor William Graves is constructing a version that will fit on a tabletop.
ASU and Phoenix Valley teachers team up for computer simulation summer workshop
Allan Friesen (currently a high-school science teacher) and Dr. Dmitry Matyushov organized a summer school for talented high school students from the Phoenix valley. Three weeks of activities focused on learning how to perform computer simulations of biomolecules and to analyze simulation results.
ASU, Mayo Clinic collaborate to advance medicine through joint research
The recipients of the 2016 ASU-Mayo Seed Grant Program have been announced. ASU Physics Professor Robert Nemanich will partner with Martin Bues, Mayo Clinic assistant professor of radiation oncology to developing a diamond junction device to improve monitoring of cancer therapy.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dwyer, who joined the Department of Physics as an Associate Professor this Fall 2015. He is an electron microscopist with a background in scattering and condensed-matter physics.