Category Archives: Physics

What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes?

BY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Posted: JANUARY 14, 2015 By Anna Kuchment, Randy Lee Loftis, James Osborne and Avi Selk Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown faults beneath the soil. They rustled Cleburne, Azle and Irving. Fifteen recent earthquakes … Continue reading

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Mustang Minute: Irving Earthquakes Media Briefing

SMU’s seismology team held a news briefing on Jan. 6, 2015, to explain what was known and what information is being sought about a series of recent earthquakes in Irving, Texas. The team announced Jan. 7 that it will deploy … Continue reading

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SMU Scientists seek cause of Irving earthquakes

Dallas Morning News By ANNA KUCHMENT, RANDY LEE LOFTIS, JAMES OSBORNE and AVI SELK Staff Writers Published: 10 January 2015 11:23 PM Updated: 11 January 2015 07:25 PM The earth under North Texas barely stirred for at least a century, … Continue reading

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22 new seismographs to be deployed in Irving

WFAA Originally Posted: 10:04 p.m. CST January 7, 2015 By: David Schechter, Demond Fernandez and Josh Davis IRVING – SMU’s seismology team deployed 15 new seismographs in Irving Wednesday after 12 earthquakes shook the town and surrounding areas in the last day. … Continue reading

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Junior Bryson Dechambeau finds symmetry in physics, college golf

GolfWeek By Andy Zunz Bryson Dechambeau could barely turn his neck to see the PowerPoint slides as he elaborated on the finer points of proton decay. That’s right, proton decay. Just three days after the SMU junior smoked it 348 … Continue reading

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KERA Think: Tiny Particles, Big Impact with Physicist Thomas Coan

KERA public radio 90.1 hosted physicist Thomas E. Coan on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 29. Coan and Boyd discussed neutrinos, one of the most elusive particles in the Standard Model’s “particle zoo.” Listen to the Podcast  

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North Texas High School Students Discovered New Stars During Summer Physics Program

KERA News Instead of a summer job at the mall, two North Texas high schoolers spent their time off with a telescope. And it was time well spent. For these astrophysicists-in-training, stargazing over the summer led to five unusual discoveries: … Continue reading

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Graduate student reception scheduled for September 25

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Experimental particle physicist Jodi Cooley hunts for dark matter

Dark matter makes up much of the universe, and surrounds us all like an invisible soup. Physicists have hunted dark matter particles for decades, but they continue to elude observation.   Now a major international experiment aimed at discovering dark … Continue reading

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SMU names new dean of Dedman College, its largest school

Dallas Morning News: Thomas DiPiero is Southern Methodist University’s new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, university officials announced Tuesday. READ MORE HERE

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