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We are saddened to announce MI member Prof. Melanie Becker's passing on March 13, 2020. Our deepest condolences go out to the grieving family.

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Texas A&M University physicists Dr. Olga Kocharovskaya and Dr. David Toback have been recognized by the Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, as the 2012 recipients of the chapter's primary annual awards celebrating scientific excellence and advancement...

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Over the last decade, measurements by the CDF and DZero collaborations of how top quarks flee the scene of the crime, the so-called "forward-backward asymmetry," caused quite a stir as they clashed with then state-of-the-art theoretical predictions for the Tevatron. The disagreement tantalized physicists with visions of new, unexpected particles influencing the behavior of the top quark. Now, with the final, combined word from the experiments, Fermilab has placed a capstone on its study of the forward-backward asymmetry, and the measurements and theory now agree.

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Twenty-one Texas A&M University students enrolled in Physics 218 (Classical Mechanics) this spring have been honored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy as its latest Addison Wesley/Benjamin Cummings Mechanics Scholars...

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Texas A&M University astronomers are among hundreds of Dark Energy Survey (DES) scientists globally celebrating todays public release of the surveys first three years of data.

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Aggies and Brazos Valley area residents with an interest in the mysteries of the night sky are invited to wind down their reading day and enjoy one last break before final exams at the May Aggie Star Party, set for next Wednesday (May 2) on the Texas A&M University campus...

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At the February CMS Collaboration meeting in Geneva, two Texas A&M researchers, graduate student Sven Dildick and postdoctoral fellow Luca Pernie, have received CMS Achievement Awards. The awards are conferred annually to the members of the CMS experiment for their outstanding contributions to the collaboration and the experiment. Sven Dildick has been recognized for his work on the design of a new trigger system for the Phase-2 upgrade of the CMS experiment. Luca Pernie\'s award cites his leadership and critical contributions to the precision alignment of the CMS muon detector. Current and past members of the Texas A&M group at CMS have received these awards three times in the past: Jim Pivarski in 2009, Indara Suarez in 2013, and Evaldas Juska in 2016. In the picture (left to right): Sven Dildick, Alexei Safonov, Luca Pernie.

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A team of scientists representing several international institutions, including Texas A&M University, has succeeded in installing the first of three Antarctic Survey Telescopes (AST3-1) at the Chinese Kunlun Station at Dome Argus, the highest point of the Antarctic Plateau...

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The 2018 Physics and Engineering Festival is back and better than ever! This free, family-friendly event kicks o Friday, April 6th with "The Physics of Cooking" and will continue on Saturday, April 7th, all day. There will be numerous hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, as well as lectures from Astronauts, and even an exhilarating Science Circus. For more information, please visit physicsfestival.tamu.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

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In 1998 two international research teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years, only to discover it was accelerating -- a revolutionary discovery that suggests 75 percent of the cosmos is filled with a mysterious dark energy which now controls the universe's future. One of the key figures in that 2011 Nobel Prize-winning discovery, Brian P. Schmidt, will visit the Texas A&M University this week to present a free public lecture...

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On Friday, April 6, Harvard University physicist Dr. David A. Weitz will team up with local celebrity chefs Tai Lee '02 (Chef Tai's Restaurant Group) and Mitch Siegert (Truman Chocolates) for a free public lecture, Physics of Cooking, set for 7 p.m. in the second-floor primary lecture hall of the Mitchell Physics Building. Tickets are not required for the unprecedented event, in which the trio will demonstrate some of their favorite cooking techniques and explain the underlying science behind their delectable work. The presentation also will be livestreamed by KAMU-TV.

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Dr. Marlan O. Scully, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, has been selected to receive the 2012 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus Quinn Prize, the highest award of the Optical Society (OSA) recognizing overall distinction in optics...

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Texas A&M University physicist Dr. David Toback has been elected to his third consecutive two-year term as co-spokesperson for the CDF collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy\'s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), effective June 1, 2018.

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Make a date for free family fun and get up-close and personal with the many wonders of science and technology this weekend at the 2012 Physics and Engineering Festival, scheduled for Saturday (March 31) on the Texas A&M University campus...

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On Friday, March 23, the First Blast (Big Bang Event) is scheduled to occur at Las Campanas Peak in Chile, at high noon U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. This marks the beginning of leveling and site preparation prior to construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope...

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