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    Thu, 10/29/2015
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    Seventy high school physics and chemistry teachers enhanced their teaching skills at Arizona State University over the summer. Most teach in Arizona public schools, but several came from other states and four were sent by the Ministry of Education in Singapore.Teachers chose from seven graduate courses, including four Modeling Workshops, which are research-based courses that focus on deep content and take a hands-on...

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    Fri, 10/16/2015
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    Free electron lasers — powerful devices that can peer deep into molecular structure and the ultrafast timescales of chemistry — cost billions to build and are miles long, but an Arizona State University professor is constructing a version that can fit on a tabletop. And it will cost a fraction of the price of its larger peers.This compact free electron laser will be accessible to millions of scientists, instead of hundreds, advancing countless fields of research and potentially expanding medical uses.      ...

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    Fri, 07/24/2015
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    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Lawrence Krauss, an Arizona State University Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, has been elected chair of the organization’s Board of Sponsors.Nobel laureate Leon Lederman has been elected chair emeritus, marking the first time the Bulletin has bestowed such an honor. Lederman and Krauss have co-chaired the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors since 2009.The Bulletin of the Atomic...

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    Fri, 05/29/2015
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    Distinguished Research Professor Ernst Bauer has been selected as an International Fellow of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics. The award of “JSAP Fellow International was founded to recognize the foreign researchers and Japanese researchers abroad who have made remarkable contributions to the progress of applied physics through the international activities related to JSAP.” In recognition of this honor, he will give a commemorative talk at the 76th JSAP Autumn meeting this September in Nagoya. 

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    Tue, 05/05/2015
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    On April 30, 2015 Dr. John Spence was elected to the Followship and Foreign Membership of the Royal Societyhttps://royalsociety.org/about-us/fellowship/new-fellows-2015/.Fellows are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.Professor John Spence for MemRSRichard Snell Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Arizona State University and Director of Science, NSF BioXFEL Science and Technology CenterJohn Spence is...

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    Fri, 04/03/2015

    Dr. David Hestenes (theoretical physics; geometric calculus; neural networks; cognitive research in science education ) was recently invited to give a talk on his research in mathematical physics, and a talk on science education. Below are links to the talks: An international conference is "dedicated to David Hestenes in appreciation of his masterly leadership". David Hestenes will be a plenary speaker at the 6th Conference on Applied Geometric Algebras in Computer Science and Engineering,  in Barcelona from July 29 to 31,...

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    Wed, 01/07/2015
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    Topics in Biophysics II – Spring 2015

    (PHY-598/PHY-498/NAN-598)

    Course Description:

    Why are liquids and water essential to life? What are the driving forces that lead

    ions to cross membranes, signaling proteins to bind to receptors, DNA, proteins

    and other biopolymers to carry out biological functions? How can physics explain

    cooperativity or spontaneous order formation in biological systems? Which

    ...
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    Fri, 12/19/2014

    Arizona State University research scientists Stuart Lindsay and Michael Kozicki have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).Election to the academy's fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.Those named today bring the total number of NAI Fellows to 414, representing more than 150...

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    Fri, 12/05/2014
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    Krauss named Humanist of the YearPosted: December 04, 2014Joining previous honorees such as astronomer Carl Sagan, author Kurt Vonnegut and feminist Gloria Steinem, ASU professor Lawrence Krauss has been named Humanist of the Year for 2015.Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss has been named the 2015 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanists Association.The Humanist of the Year award was established in 1953 to recognize a person of national or international reputation who, through the application of humanist values, has made a...

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    Mon, 11/24/2014

    A student who pursued a dream with help from a professor Dr. Kong-Thon Tsen. _________________________________________________________________ Childhood dream takes ASU grad to London for work in neurologyPosted: November 24, 2014Nayeli Apablasa took her ASU bachelor of science in microbiology to London, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in neuroscience at the University of Roehampton.If one person’s steps to a better life can be measured by new things experienced, international travel opportunities, the chance to learn...