In a paper published in the journal Nature, scientists using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory describe a search for neutrinos emitted from 300 gamma ray bursts. The study's findings contradict 15 years of predictions and challenge one of the leading theories for the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays.
Nick Gravish has been awarded a 2012 Auxiliary Services IMPACT Scholarship Award.
Precision of Nuclear Clock Depends on Single Atom of Thorium
Two School of Physics faculty have recently received funding from the Georgia Tech Fund for Innovation in Research and Education (GT FIRE). The GT FIRE program was created in order to inspire innovation in research and education at Georgia Tech.
A clock accurate to within a tenth of a second over 14 billion years – the age of the universe – is the goal of research being reported this week in the journal Physical Review Letters. The research provides the blueprint for a nuclear clock based on a single thorium ion.
Physics Faculty Awarded Promotion and Tenure
School of Physics PhD alumnus and current postdoc Chen Li is a recipient of the 2012 Sigma-Xi Best PhD thesis Award
Uncertainty affects the accuracy with which measurements can be made in quantum physics. To reduce this uncertainty, physicists have learned to "squeeze" certain measurements. Researchers are now reporting a new type of measurement that can be squeezed to improve precision.
$8.5 Million Research Initiative Will Study Best Approaches for Quantum Memories
Dr. Constantine Yannouleas awarded as 2012 APS Outstanding Referee