Category Archives: Physics

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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Congratulations to the 2014 Dedman College Engaged Learning Fellows

This past spring, 69 Engaged Learning projects were approved. Below are the 40 Engaged Learning Fellows with Dedman majors and the 26 Dedman faculty and staff are serving as mentors. READ MORE HERE

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Interdisciplinary leader named dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

DALLAS (SMU) – Thomas DiPiero, whose academic interests range from the psychoanalysis of race and gender to French literature, is the new dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor in the Departments of English and World … Continue reading

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Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Known as a gamma-ray burst, the intense light captured in the night sky resulted from one of the biggest and hottest explosions in the universe, occurring shortly after the Big Bang.Intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more … Continue reading

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Tenure, promotion for 11 Dedman College professors effective for 2014-15 academic year

Eleven Dedman College faculty members will begin the 2014-15 academic year with promotions after receiving tenure as associate professors or being named to full professorships. The following individuals received tenure or promotion effective Monday, Sept. 1, 2014: Recommended for tenure and … Continue reading

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SMU Daily Campus: Navigating neutrinos — Professor studies most elusive particle in the universe

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Search for dark matter covers new ground with CDMS experiment in Minnesota

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