Friday, January 24, 2014
Beckman Institute Auditorium

2014 Frontiers in Nano Science and Technology

John H. Schwarz Wins the Fundamental Physics Prize

John H. Schwarz, the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize.

Massive Galaxy Cluster Verifies Predictions of Cosmological Theory

Caltech/JPL scientists and collaborators have detected for the first time in an individual object a change in the cosmic microwave background caused by its interaction with massive moving objects.

Stone Receives NASA Award on National Television

Edward C. Stone was awarded a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, presented by television personality Stephen Colbert on the December 3 broadcast of The Colbert Report.

From Spinning Black Holes to Exploding Stars: A New View of the Energetic Universe

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, sees the high-energy X-rays emitted by the densest, hottest regions of the universe. Professor Harrison will describe NuSTAR's unlikely journey and share some of its remarkable results.

Peering Through the Intergalactic Dust

Where do you go to look at the stars? Away from city lights, certainly. But if you're serious about peering far out into space, to the observable edges of our universe, at submillimeter wavelengths, you have to do a little better than that.

Himiko and the Cosmic Dawn

Himiko, a "space blob" named after a legendary queen from ancient Japan, is a simply enormous galaxy, with a hot glowing gaseous halo extending over 55,000 light-years. Not only is Himiko very large, it is extraordinarily distant, seen at a time approximately 800 million years after the Big Bang.

A Mathematical Approach to Physical Problems: An Interview with Rupert Frank

"I work in this area called mathematical physics. It involves taking things that we see and observe in nature and trying to explain them mathematically from first principles."

Interactions in Space: An Interview with Philip Hopkins

"I work on a broad range of topics, but basically I like studying how big things form. I study how galaxies form, how stars form, and how supermassive black holes form. Recently, I started studying how planets form"

John H. Schwarz Wins Physics Frontiers Prize

Schwarz and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge were honored for developing superstring theory during their collaboration between 1979 and 1986. The prize comes with a $300,000 award and eligibility for the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize, which, at $3 million, is one of the largest academic prizes in the world.

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