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November 2, 2012

Ancient UO computer from Nuclear Lab is front and center at Seattle’s new Living Computer Museum

November 2, 2012

From the group of Harlan Lefevre

At Seattle’s Living Computer Museum which opened in October, one of the oldest exhibits at the is a PDP-7 made by Digital Equipment Corporation. Designed in the mid-1960s, it is believed to be the only working model of this machine in the world. The computer operated in Harlan Lefevre’s lab for many years.

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September 9, 2012

State grant for STEM education partnership

September 9, 2012

From the group of Dean Livelybrooks

The Oregon Department of Education recently awarded $450,000 to the University of Oregon and the Eugene School District to improve high school and middle school students’ performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The partnership between the Eugene School Disctrict and University of Oregon, as well as industry, is co-directed by Dean Livelybrooks, senior instructor at the Department of Physics.

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July 9, 2012

Higgs discovery: UO physicists play crucial role

July 9, 2012

From the group of Jim Brau

Physicists on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider say that they have observed a new particle, but they remain uncertain that it is the predicted Higgs boson.
The UO’s contingent at the ATLAS experiment comes from the Center for High Energy Physics, which is headed by Brau. Other involved faculty members are David Strom, who currently is the ATLAS trigger coordinator, Ray Frey and Eric Torrence.

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April 4, 2012

Spencer Chang in CERN Bulletin

April 4, 2012

From the group of Spencer Chang

Spencer Chang being interviewed by a KBOO Youth Collective member

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February 28, 2012

News Media Flock to John Toner

February 28, 2012

From the group of John Toner

Neither births nor deaths stop the flocking of organisms. They just keep moving, says theoretical physicist John J. Toner of the University of Oregon.

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January 17, 2012

Steve Hsu on IQ

January 17, 2012

From the group of Steve Hsu

An interview with Steve Hsu explores the role of IQ in physics and other fields.

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January 4, 2012

International Linear Collider race starts in physics

January 4, 2012

From the group of Jim BrauJim Brau helps explain experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the USA Today Tech column.
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May 15, 2011

Forecast calls for nanoflowers to help return eyesight

May 15, 2011

From the group of Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is on a quest to grow flowers that will help people who’ve lost their sight — such as those suffering from macular degeneration — to see again.

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March 31, 2011

Nearly a thousand showed up for the first North American Physics Slam at UO

March 31, 2011

From the group of Jim Brau

Eight hundred turned out at UO on March 22, 2011 for the first physics slam in North America. The slam was hosted in concert with the American Linear Collider Physics Group Workshop ( ALCPG11) held at UO. The overflow crowd filled Columbia 150 and Pacific 123 to hear five physicists from around the world compete with their explanations of dark matter, extra dimensions, neutrinos and astrophysics, particle detectors, and superconducting cavities for particle acceleration. The event was recorded by various news media:

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March 2, 2011

BBC Television Show Analyzes Pollock’s Fractals

March 2, 2011

From the group of Richard Taylor 

The BBC is filming a three-part series called “The Code” hosted by Marcus du Sautoy, a professor of mathematics at Oxford. The program is about the structural systems that determine the form of everything from beehives and bubbles to music, computer animation and the weather. Richard Taylor was featured to explain how the mathematical “code” behind one of Pollock’s drip paintings was unique enough to expose counterfeits. In the picture, Richard Taylor and Marcus du Sautoy discuss the physics behind the fractal “code” found in nature and in Pollock’s poured paintings, while Rick Montgomery operates the Pollockizer, a driven pendulum whose paint-filled bob splatters paint in patterns reminiscent of Jackson Pollock.

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