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Colliding Galaxies
Pitt astrophysicists say that the Milky Way's spiral arms could have arisen from a collision with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Read More
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Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Research Scholarship Awards Summer 2015
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 PA Space Grant Consortium Research Scholarship Awards that promote undergraduate research. Learn More
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A Supernova "Crime Scene"
In observing supernova remnant 3C 397, a team including Dr. Carles Badenes has determined that this is the direct result of a single white dwarf star explosion. Read More...
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Nanoelectronic Devices on Demand
Prof. Jeremy Levy has demonstrated the use of atomic force microscopy to create nanoelectronic devices. learn more
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Higgs Particle Discovered
CMS and ATLAS teams at CERN have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. learn more
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Quantized Circulation of Polaritons in a Ring Trap
Experiments led by Gangqiang Liu in Dr. Snoke's group demonstrate a new type of quantized circulation in a macroscopic polariton spinor ring condensate Read More...
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Early Universe Survey
New Hubble Survey: A team including Prof. Jeffrey Newman will survey the first third of cosmic time. read more

PhD Defense--Gendith Sardane

Research Advisors: Dr. David Turnshek and Dr. Sandhya Rao 

"Probing Low-Redshift Galaxies using Quasar Absorption Lines with Emphasis on CA II Absorption"

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Allen Hall, Room 106 1:00pm

PhD Defense--Shonali Dhingra

Research Advisor: Dr. Brian D'Urso


Monday, April 13th, 2015

Allen Hall, Room 419 10:00am

PhD Defense--Feng Bi

Research Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Levy

"Scanning probe microscopy investigation of complex-oxide heterostructure"

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Allen Hall, Room 321 2:00pm

Patrick Gallagher Offically Installed as Chancellor

Alum Patrick Gallagher, PhD Physics 1991, was officially installed as the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor at the Honors Convocation held Saturday, February 28, 2015. This date also marked the 228th anniversary of Pitt's founding. Click here to watch the video.

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