Congratulations to Yinyu Lin on being awarded the Graduate School's Procter Fellowship. Ms. Lin's research, with Prof. Petta and colleagues, is in condensed matter physics. And, congratulations to Aitor Lewkowycz on being awarded the Myhrvold-Havranek Innovative Thinking Fellowship. Mr. Lewkowycz works on high energy theory with Prof. Maldacena...
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.
Please join us in congratulating Paul Steinhardt whose work on quasicrystals is
recognized in the name of a new mineral: Steinhardtite.