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New Physics Professor Talks About Finding the Higgs Boson

New Physics Professor Talks About Finding the Higgs Boson

New assistant professor Peter Onyisi was part of the team in Switzerland that confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson particle. Physicist Peter Onyisi arrives as a new assistant professor in the College of Natural Sciences with an extraordinary feather already in his cap. He was part of the team at CERN working with the Large Hadron Collider ...

TIME: Z Machine Produces Six Times the World’s Energy to Create White Dwarf Star

Research delves into how stars are created.

NY Daily News: Astronomers Recreate Surface of White Dwarf Star

Research could one day lead to nuclear fusion as a ‘meaningful energy source.’
Peter Riley, Long-Time Associate Dean for Research, Retires

Peter Riley, Long-Time Associate Dean for Research, Retires

After 50 years of service to the university, physicist retires from his duties fostering the construction and renovation of the college's research buildings and labs.

The Art and Science of Making White Dwarfs in the Desert

The Art and Science of Making White Dwarfs in the Desert

Astronomer Don Winget is making white dwarf "star stuff" here on Earth.

World’s Smallest Semiconductor Laser Created by Physicists

World’s Smallest Semiconductor Laser Created by Physicists

The breakthrough could lead to the development of photonic technologies in computing and medicine that are faster and smaller than current electronics.

Physics Research Leads to Goldwater Scholarship for CNS senior

Physics Research Leads to Goldwater Scholarship for CNS senior

Will Berdanier shares his excitement about being named a Goldwater Scholar.

The Graphic Novelized Life of Richard Feynman

The Graphic Novelized Life of Richard Feynman

In this special edition of the Life Science Library’s Science Study Break series, nuclear engineer, librarian, and comics writer Jim Ottaviani discusses his graphic novel biography of the Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist Richard Feynman.

Dr. Fink's Little Black Box

Dr. Fink's Little Black Box

Physicist Manfred Fink has built a stripped down Raman Spectrometer that can cheaply test for earthquakes, lung cancer and lactose intolerance.

Young Astronomer Sally Dodson-Robinson Receives Prestigious Career Grant from National Science Foundation

Young Astronomer Sally Dodson-Robinson Receives Prestigious Career Grant from National Science Foundation

Dodson-Robinson will use funding to support her research program called "Giant Planets in Dusty Disks."