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Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Speaker: Richard Taylor, University of Oregon, Physics dept. Head
Title: State of the UO Physics Department
Location: Room 100, Willamette hall
Host: Laura Jeanty
Please join us for a catered reception at 3:40pm in the Paul Olum, Willamette Hall Atrium.
Laura Jeanty’s search for new particles that may shed light on dark matter and explain why the Higgs Boson has the mass it does has landed the UO physicist five years of financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program.
Jeanty, an assistant professor of the Oregon Center for High Energy Physics, was one of only 73 U.S. scientists chosen for an early career award.
Jeanty is seeking fundamental particles produced by high-energy proton collisions at CERN. Predicted by a theory called supersymmetry, she said, “these particles could clarify the enigma of...
Outside of the University of Oregon’s Student Recreation Center, professor Graham Kribs is throwing slabs of rock the size of footballs at helmet-covered watermelons to demonstrate basic principles of physics and proper climbing equipment.
This is one of the many ways the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning program, or SAIL, is advancing statewide academic outreach. SAIL was founded in 2005 by UO economics professors Bruce Blonigen and Bill Harbaugh, who wanted to introduce college life and interdisciplinary learning to middle- and high-school students from underrepresented backgrounds,...