Skip to Content

Latest News and Announcements

Is there a Dark Sector or was Einstein Wrong?

Physics Colloquium, Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Speaker:  Scott Dodelson, Fermilab


Observations over the past decade suggest that most of the energy in the Universe is in the form of Dark Energy and Dark Matter. The hunt is on for the identity of these new substances as we strive to understand how they fit in to the rest of physics. Recently, attention has turned to another possibility: there is no dark sector but Einstein’s theory of gravity needs to be modified. We are now faced (again!) with a contest between two competing ideas: Change the fundamental laws of Nature OR


Maira Amezcua receives award for presentation at the 2015 SACNAS National Conference

Physics graduate student Maira Amezcua’s work, titled “Controlling the Electron Spin of a Color Center in Diamond,” was selected by the judges as a standout among the student presentations at the 2015 SACNAS National Conference in Washington, D.C., and will receive one of the 2015 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards.

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists-from college students to professionals-to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. This year, the National


Stephanie Majewski featured in CASCADE magazine article

Assistant Professor of Physics Stephanie Majewski’s work with UO undergraduate students focused on the ATLAS detector of the Large Hadron Collider, is featured in the Fall issue of CASCADE magazine. You can read the full article here: