Nick Hadley Re-elected US CMS Collaboration Board Chair

Professor Nick Hadley has just been re-elected to his position as US CMS Collaboration Board Chair. This board counts its membership from 49 US Institutions on CMS and over 600 scientists, and plays a critical role in shaping the direction of the US contingent at CMS (the US has the single largest national representation on CMS). The position also comes with the title of the Country Representative from the United States to the CMS Management Board; therefore Dr. Hadley will represent the US in running CMS at CERN.

Bill Dorland to Give DST Lecture November 16

Professor Bill Dorland will give his Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture, The End of the Oil Economy, on November 16, 2010. The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program, established in 1978, honors a small number of faculty members each year who have demonstrated notable success in  both scholarship and teaching. By honoring the Distinguished-Scholar Teacher with this prestigious award, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The End of the Oil Economy
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1412 Physics Building

Filming vortex lines reconnecting in a turbulent superfluid

An article regarding the observations - by Matthew Paoletti, Michael Fisher and Daniel Lathrop - and measurements made of quantized vortex reconnection in superfluid helium appears in the July 2010 Physics Today's Search and Discovery Column. Read More