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.
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.
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.