With a noise like giant flags billowing in the wind, the massive white helium balloon rose into the air and carried SPIDER, a telescope designed to investigate the origin of the universe, high above Antarctica. The successful Jan. 1 launch signaled the beginning of a roughly 20-day mission above the continent.
Congratulations to Suzanne Staggs on being elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor limited to no more than half a percent of all APS members.
Congratulations to our colleagues on Borexino for having their detection of pp neutrinos selected as one of Physics World's breakthroughs in 2014.
Please join us in congratulating Paul Steinhardt whose work on quasicrystals is
recognized in the name of a new mineral: Steinhardtite.
Congratulations to Suzanne Staggs on being named a Fellow of the American Physical Society "For her precision measurements of the absolute temperature, temperature anisotropy, and polarization of the CMB from the ground and a balloon, and for her development of novel coherent and bolometric instruments.