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UH Affiliate Professor Arthur McDonald wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 is going to two scientists for their key experiments of subatomic particles known as neutrinos. They are Arthur B. McDonald, professor emeritus of Queen’s University in Canada and affiliate professor of physics at the University of Hawaiʻi, and Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in …

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UH Mānoa physics emeritus professor awarded Panofsky Prize

The American Physical Society has awarded a 2016 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics to Stephen Olsen, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa emeritus professor in physics. This prize is the American Physical Society’ highest award for experimental particle physics. It recognizes the B factory experiments (Belle at KEK and BaBar at SLAC), which observed large CP violation (matter-antimatter asymmetry) …

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Ultralight foam among lightest material ever produced

Imagine a super-light material which can be used in novel types of car batteries, in space applications, in high-yield catalysis, or in biomedicine and neuroengineering. Such functional carbonaceous materials with high specific surface areas have become an appealing topic in recent years. Researchers in Professor Klaus Sattler’s group at the at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Physics department have …

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Hawaiʻi physicists help advance research into Earth’s radioactivity and nonproliferation

A team of researchers led by scientists at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) published a new map on September 1 that characterizes the Earth’s radioactivity. The Antineutrino Global Map 2015 (AGM2015) can inform the strategic placement of detectors that aid in identifying undeclared nuclear reactors. The neutrino and its antimatter cousin, the antineutrino, are subatomic particles that are produced by …

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Inventor of free-electron laser to lecture at 2015 Nobel Symposium

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Professor John Madey of the UH Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy has been invited to give a plenary lecture at the Nobel Symposium on Free Electron Laser Research, which will be held in Sigtuna (near Stockholm), Sweden, from June 14 -18, 2015.  The Symposium is devoted to an “area of science where breakthroughs are occurring” and is sponsored by the Nobel Foundation and the Knut …

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Klaus Sattler recognized among 100 notable

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Klaus Sattler, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa physics professor, has just been featured on “Learn from the Best: 100 Notable Professors at Top Research Universities” by OnlinePhDProgram.org. The website is a comprehensive guide to accredited online PhD programs. The article points out that academic research is a driving force behind innovation in science, technology and culture. The published list comprises 100 …

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