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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass". Art McDonald led the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Project that solved the long-standing solar neutrino problem by showing that it was caused by an unexpected property of neutrinos: they have mass. CENPA physicists contributed to this experiment, in particular designing and building an array of neutron detectors to make SNO sensitive to all flavors of neutrinos.The image shows the Nobel medal superimposed on a fish-eye lens view of the SNO detector. The photograph is by Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Cleaning Up After EinsteinScientific American highlights the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) in an article entitled "Cleaning Up After Einstein" Link to Scientific American article:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/after-einstein-a-new-generation-tries-to-create-a-theory-of-everything/ (Note: The above link requires a personal subscription. UW users can access the article via http://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v313/n3/full/scientificamerican0915-60.html .) Photo credit: Timothy Archibald, Scientific American
CENPA Hosted g-2 Physics Week Workshop at UWThe Muon g-2 Collaboration, together with several theorists and interested visitors met at the University of Washington for a "Physics Week" which was devoted to studying the underlying physics issues with the upcoming g-2 experiment, the Standard Model theory, the beyond the SM possibilities, and several related experiments which will impact the results. http://www.npl.washington.edu/g-2-workshop/http://www.npl.washington.edu/muon/
Aaron Fienberg, a CENPA graduate student, has been selected to receive the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award. Aaron Fienberg, a CENPA graduate student, has been selected to receive the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award. The award will support his work at Fermilab on the Muon g-2 experiment.
The LIGO collaboration has announced the first-ever detection of gravitational wavesThe LIGO collaboration has announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves from a merger of two black holes, a billion light years away. CENPA physicists Krishna Venkateswara, Rich Ottens and Jens Gundlach are part of this collaboration.UW press release: http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/02/11/gravitational-waves-detected-100-years-after-einsteins-prediction/ Images (left): https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/system/avm_image_sqls/binaries/45/jpg_original/ligo20160211a.jpg?1455158181(right): http://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/00C26211-1929-48CB-86D89EC8243D933E.jpeg?w=590&h=395
First observation of free cyclotron radiation from single electronsFirst observation of free cyclotron radiation from single electrons at CENPA by a team of Project 8 physicists has been cited by Physics World as one of the top-10 scientific breakthroughs of the year 2015.
Cooled down and charged up, a giant magnet is ready for its new mission The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory — or Fermilab — announced that a 680-ton superconducting magnet is secure in its new home and nearly ready for a new era of discovery in particle physics.picture credit: Fermilab
David Peterson - Distinguished Staff Award David Peterson, CENPA engineering technician, has won a Distinguished Staff Award from the University of Washington. Only four individual Distinguished Staff Awards are given out each year.
Julieta Gruzsko to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting.CENPA graduate student Julieta Gruzsko has been selected as one of the 400 young scientists worldwide to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureatemeeting. Julieta is an NSF Fellow and works on the Majorana Demonstrator experiment with Jason Detwiler as advisor.More details about the meeting are available at http://www.lindau-nobel.org/meeting/