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Nobel Laureate Klaus von Klitzing Bestowed Prange Prize for Transformative Work in Condensed-Matter Theory

Nobel Laureate Klaus von Klitzing Bestowed Prange Prize for Transformative Work in Condensed-Matter Theory

Nobel laureate Klaus von Klitzing has been named the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. Dr. von Klitzing will receive a $10,000 honorarium and deliver a public lecture entitled "A New Kilogram in 2018" at the University of Maryland, College Park, on October 14, 2014. He will also present a Condensed Matter Theory Center and Joint Quantum Institute seminar entitled "News from Quantum Hall Physics" on Monday, October 13, 2014. [More]
Princeton Researchers Contribute in Detection of Elusive Solar Neutrino

Princeton Researchers Contribute in Detection of Elusive Solar Neutrino

The detection announced Aug. 28 of an elusive subatomic particle forged in the sun's core was a crowning achievement in the 25-year international effort to design and build one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors in the world, a feat that directly involved Princeton University scientists and engineers. [More]
Monster Black Hole Found Inside Tiny Galaxy

Monster Black Hole Found Inside Tiny Galaxy

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. [More]
Leading Theoretical Physicist to Present on Quantum Entanglement and Superconductivity at PI Lecture

Leading Theoretical Physicist to Present on Quantum Entanglement and Superconductivity at PI Lecture

Einstein described quantum entanglement as “spooky,” but Dr. Subir Sachdev has a different word for it: remarkable. [More]
Massive Planet Affects Behavior of Parent Star

Massive Planet Affects Behavior of Parent Star

A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect the behavior of its parent star. [More]
Sorting Water Molecules: Separation of para and ortho water

Sorting Water Molecules: Separation of para and ortho water

Not all water is equal—at least not at the molecular level. There are two versions of the water molecule, para and ortho water, in which the spin states of the hydrogen nuclei are different. In the journal Angew... [More]
Pulsar Powers Luminous Gamma-Ray Source

Pulsar Powers Luminous Gamma-Ray Source

Our Milky Way galaxy is littered with the still-sizzling remains of exploded stars. When the most massive stars explode as supernovas, they don't fade into the night, but sometimes glow ferociously with high-energy gamma rays. What powers these energetic stellar remains? [More]
Chemists Capture Images of Single Molecule Shifting from One Quantum State to Another

Chemists Capture Images of Single Molecule Shifting from One Quantum State to Another

UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or "breathes," and shifts from one quantum state to another. [More]
Most Galaxy Collisions Result in Disc Galaxies

Most Galaxy Collisions Result in Disc Galaxies

An international research group led by Junko Ueda, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow, has made surprising observations that most galaxy collisions in the nearby Universe — within 40 million light-years from Earth — result in so-called disc galaxies. [More]
Leading Quantum Gravity Theorist to Lecture on Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime

Leading Quantum Gravity Theorist to Lecture on Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime

Einstein transformed our understanding of the universe when he taught that space and time should be combined into a dynamical entity called “spacetime,” which is deformed (curved) by the presence of matter. Black holes are objects where this deformation is drastic, leading to a region from which nothing can escape. [More]