Particle Fever

Particle Fever
Particle Fever

Particle Fever

2013 Film by Mark Levinson

Rozsa Center-Thursday, October 23, 7:00 pm (run time 99 min)
(Free Admission)
(5:30-6:30 pm Reception for Mark Levinson / Rozsa Gallery)

Director Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider.

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Mazzoleni on the Future of Pico Mountain Observatory

Atlantic observatory faces rocky future
Mountaintop facility in Azores can track pollution from North America.

For the past 13 years, atmospheric scientists have been tasting the air above Pico Mountain, a dormant volcano in the Azores archipelago. From a perch at 2,225 metres, just below the mountain’s summit, the Pico observatory can dip directly into the gases and particulates that sweep across the Atlantic Ocean.

Other high-altitude stations in the oceans, such as on the Canary Islands, are closer to Africa, and their measurements can be influenced by dust and particles from biomass burning, says Claudio Mazzoleni, an atmospheric physicist at MTU. “In the case of Pico it’s north enough to get mostly air coming from North America and travelling to Europe,” he says. “There isn’t any other place that is on that path at that elevation.”

Read more at Nature, by Alexandra Witze.

Nature, one of the top science journals in the world, published a news article about the Pico Observatory atmospheric research of Associate Professor Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics) and Associate Professor Lynn Mazzoleni (Chem).

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New Funding for Pandey and Nemiroff

Ravi Pandey (Phys) has received $75,000 (with a potential award total of $726,291) from the US Department of Defense-Army Research Laboratory for the first year of a potential three-year research and development project titled “First Principles Studies of Structure-Property Relationships in Two-dimensional Nanomaterials Beyond Graphene for Defense Applications.”

Robert Nemiroff (Phys) has received $30,000 of $238,362 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the first year of a three-year project titled “Supporting Astronomy Picture of the Day.”

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Thresholdless nanoscale lasers and the promises of metallic nano-cavities

Mercedeh Khajavikhan
Mercedeh Khajavikhan

Physics Colloquium
Michigan Technological University
Thursday September 25, 2014
4:00 pm 139 Fisher Hall

Thresholdless nanoscale lasers and the promises of metallic nano-cavities

Mercedeh Khajavikhan
Assistant Professor, College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida

Partially sponsored/funded/by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series

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Jaszczak Publishes on Spectacular Sulfides

The Mineralogical Record
The Mineralogical Record

Professor John Jaszczak (Physics), adjunct curator at the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, published a paper in the September/October issue of The Mineralogical Record, “Spectacular Sulfides from the Merelani Tanzanite Deposit, Manyara Region, Tanzania.” The paper’s coauthors are Simon Harrison, Mike Keim, Mike Rumsey (Natural History Museum, London) and Michael Wise (Smithsonian Institution).

Vol. 45, No. 5 September – October 2014

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