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    Fri, 03/21/2014
    Of Interest

    In the last three years, the Boeing Company has paid for supplies and partial tuition for teachers who have taken ASU classes that help them teach chemistry and physics in a hands-on way.Red Mountain High School teacher Bill Edelbrock, here with Allie Charles (center), 17, and Katie Casteel, 16, has been using modeling instruction for 16 years. (Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic)Story Highlights

    • Valley teachers are learning to teach hands-on physics and chemistry.
    • Teachers are taking...

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    Fri, 03/21/2014
    News

    ASU graduate programs rank among best by US News & World ReportPosted: March 11, 2014Housed in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU's graduate printmaking program is ranked 5th nationally in its category because of its skillful and innovative approach to a centuries-old practice.Photo by: Tom StoryArizona State University is ranked among the best schools in the nation for top-caliber graduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools released today.The annual U.S. News...

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    Mon, 01/13/2014
    News

    Topics in Biophysics II – Spring 2014(PHY-598/PHY-498/NAN-598)Course Description:Why are liquids and water essential to life? What are the driving forces that leadions to cross membranes, signaling proteins to bind to receptors, DNA, proteinsand other biopolymers to carry out biological functions? How can physics explaincooperativity or spontaneous order formation in biological systems? Whichexperiments can discriminate between different physical models and how can weuse these to probe and quantify microscopic interactions that...

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    Tue, 09/10/2013

    Physics, criminal law, Judaism: Freshman ready to spread wings at ASUJonathan Wasserman is an Arizona State University freshman majoring in physics. He plays drums in his spare time, studied Jewish religious texts this past summer and would like to become a criminal defense attorney one day. Read more..  

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    Wed, 08/14/2013

    On the trail of dark energyOne of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why dark energy has a remarkably small (but not zero) value. ASU physicist Lawrence Krauss and James Dent of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette suggest that the recently discovered Higgs boson could provide a possible “portal” to physics that could help explain some of the attributes of dark energy. ...

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    Tue, 07/30/2013
    News

    Lawrence Krauss, a renowned cosmologist, author and professor at ASU, has been awarded the “Roma Award Urbs Universalis 2013” by the Mayor of Rome. Krauss, who was honored during a formal ceremony at the 2,000-year-old Ostia Antica Roman Theater, was cited for contributions to culture on an international level. 

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    Wed, 07/17/2013
    News

    New theory could transform cancer treatmentA new way to look at cancer – by tracing its evolutionary roots to the dawn of multicellularity more than a billion years ago – has been proposed by Paul Davies of ASU’s Beyond Center in collaboration with Charles Lineweaver of the Australian National University. If their theory is correct, it promises to transform the approach to cancer therapy. ...

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    Wed, 07/17/2013
    Of Interest

    Get to know a new program launching at ASU Physics.  Based on the Berkeley Compass Project (www.berkeleycompassproject.org), this program will focus on improving the diversity and forming a strong  community of ASU physicists.  Find out more, and how you can get involved.  12-1PM at 462 PSF. Free Pizza! Thank you!Anna Zaniewski ( azaniewski@gmail.com)

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    Mon, 07/15/2013
    News

    Updating our nuclear intelligenceIn an op-ed for the New York Times, ASU theoretical physicist Laurence Krauss writes about President Obama's recent call on Russia to join the U.S. in negotiating a mutual reduction in nuclear arms. It is time to modernize our thinking on nuclear weapons, says Krauss. “Much of our thinking about nuclear weapons is a hangover from a different era.”...

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    Mon, 07/15/2013
    News

    "Electronic surface and dielectric interface states on GaN and AlGaN" written by Brianna S. Eller, Jialing Yang, and Robert J. Nemanich was recognized by the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology as the most downloaded paper in June.http://avspublications.org/jvsta/top_20_most_downloaded