Daily Archives: May 9, 2013

Presenting physics research in Italy’s mountains

Professor Cooley and three other physicists walking back to the hotel from the conference with an inspiring view of the Apennine Mountains. The 2013 Low Radioactivity Techniques conference was held at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, which is about an hour and a half northeast of Rome. The conference center is an above-ground facility in the middle of the beautiful snowcapped Apennine Mountains, where the air is fresh and our allergies start behaving. Eighty-five physicists from 13 countries around the world gathered at this conference to discuss experiments that require low radioactivity environments. Examples of such experiments include those dedicated to neutrino studies and dark matter searches. At the conference, we were able to learn more about the [...]

2013-05-14T19:43:02+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Physics in Italy|

Of Monsoons and Karoake

By: Elizabeth Bauman What wonderful sleep occurs on a bed instead of an airline seat! Ahhhh. Woke up (apparently much later than all the other rooms) and ate a very big breakfast. Part of our group (8 guys I think) hiked up a mountain....  And we didn't see them the rest of the day. The rest of us took a bus to the terra-cotta warriors which were about an hour ride from the hotel. Some of the favorite parts of the trip - the 'number one pit' (there are 4 pits total of figures) because the warriors were lined up and you can see how much excavation they have done as well as how little they have done. The warriors [...]

2013-05-09T16:20:57+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Cox Global Leadership Program 2013|