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Physics’ faculty, students play key roles

Faculty, students play key roles in potentially groundbreaking dark matter project
Case Western Reserve physicists are involved in a project with the potential to be at least as huge as this month’s Higgs boson discovery—if not even greater. They are part of a 13-institution team starting the search for “dark matter” nearly a mile below the surface in South Dakota.
Read more: http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=8879/a>

Physics’ faculty, students play key roles

Faculty, students play key roles in potentially groundbreaking dark matter project
Case Western Reserve physicists are involved in a project with the potential to be at least as huge as this month’s Higgs boson discovery—if not even greater. They are part of a 13-institution team starting the search for “dark matter” nearly a mile below the surface in South Dakota.
Read more: <a href=”http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=8879″>http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=8879/a>

South Pole Telescope

Take a trip to Antarctica and view the telescope!
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“Outstanding Young Researcher” is one of our own

Assistant Professor Xuan Gao is one of two winners of the 2012 International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Outstanding Young Researcher Award (MACRONIX PRIZE).
Professor Gao’s citation for the award reads:
“For his experimental contributions to the studies of metal-insulator
transitions in strongly correlated two-dimensional electron systems,
quantum transport phenomena, and device applications of semiconductor
nanowires.”
More information on the award, and a list of past recipients, can be found at:
http://www.ocpaweb.org/new/oyraaward/oyraaward.html

“Outstanding Young Researcher” is one of our own

Assistant Professor Xuan Gao is one of two winners of the 2012 International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Outstanding Young Researcher Award (MACRONIX PRIZE).
Professor Gao’s citation for the award reads:
“For his experimental contributions to the studies of metal-insulator
transitions in strongly correlated two-dimensional electron systems,
quantum transport phenomena, and device applications of semiconductor
nanowires.”
More information on the award, and a list of past recipients, can be found at:
<a href=”http://www.ocpaweb.org/new/oyraaward/oyraaward.html”>http://www.ocpaweb.org/new/oyraaward/oyraaward.html</a>

Brazil-U.S. Exchange Program

The Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica (SBF) and the American Physics Society (APS) are pleased to announce the launch of a new exchange program for physics graduate students and professors in the U.S. and Brazil.
Through the Brazil- U.S. Physics student visitation program, graduate students in the U.S. and Brazil can apply for funds to travel to the other country in order to pursue a breadth of opportunities in physics. Such opportunities might include: 1) attending a short course seminar or summer institute; 2) visiting with a professor in his/her field of study; 3) working temporarily in a laboratory; or 4) any other opportunity that the student and professor believe is worthy of travel support. Grants for students are for up to $3,000.
The Brazil-U.S. Professorship/Lectureship Program funds physicists in Brazil and the United States wishing to visit overseas to teach a short course or deliver a lecture series in the other country. The professorship grants are for up to $4,000.