Category Archives: Physics

1st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June

Originally Posted: April 28, 2015 “No significant signs of new physics with the present data yet but it takes only one significant deviation in the data to change everything.” — Albert De Roeck, CERN First collisions of protons at the … Continue reading

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Physics Department hosts more than 300 of the world’s leading experts on particle physics

Originally Posted: April 24, 2014 Global physics talks at SMU star the tiny proton: a key to unlocking cosmic mysteries & cancer’s enemy Why does physics matter? World’s scientists convene for ‘State of the Proton’ Starting Monday, the SMU Physics … Continue reading

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Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, key speaker at the 18th Honors Convocation

Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation. Dedman College faculty, staff and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read … Continue reading

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Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find ‘sweet spot’ in high-energy proton smasher

Phys.org Posted: April 15, 2015 Start up of the world’s largest science experiment is underway—with protons traveling in opposite directions at almost the speed of light in the deep underground tunnel called the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva. As protons … Continue reading

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Jodi Cooley, Physics, Understanding Dark Matter

Science Friday® Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 Associate Physics Professor Jodi Cooley, an award-winning scientist who studies the nature of dark matter, was interviewed March 27, 2015, on Public Radio International’s Science Friday® by host Ira Flatow. LISTEN Also on … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2015 Research Day Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Dedman College students who received 2015 Research Day awards. The goal of Research Day  is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and … Continue reading

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Bryson Dechambeau highlighted as an outstanding student on SMU’s Year of the Student website

Congratulations to Physics major and golfer Bryson Dechambeau. He is being highlighted on SMU’s Year of the Student website. READ MORE READ MORE about SMU’s Year of the Student

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Fermilab Symmetry: From the Standard Model to space

A group of scientists who started at particle physics experiments move their careers to the final frontier. Symmetry Magazine, the monthly publication of the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, featured SMU physics alum Ryan Rios in an article … Continue reading

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More than 1,000 participants expected at Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

DALLAS (SMU) – More than 1,000 junior high and high school students are expected to participate in the 2015 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Fair Park. Co-sponsored by SMU, participants — who … Continue reading

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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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