Congratulations to Andrea Ghez, the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics at UCLA, on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.

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Physics Today featured Prof. Stuart Brown's lab for ruling out claims of SRO's spin-triplet superconductivity.
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Events

TUE
OCT
26
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) 4-740
WED
OCT
27
  • 9:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Held virtually
Alexander Millar
Stockholm University

Dark photon limits: a cookbook
TEPAPP Seminar

THU
OCT
28
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Kate Scholberg
Duke University

Neutrinos from the Sky and Through the Earth
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
NOV
04
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Agostino Marinelli
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Attosecond X-ray movies: the frontier of ultrafast science
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium