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May 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Fulbright winners going green with overseas research

Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Fulbright Scholars, Olivia Corey and Michael Davidson, are taking their "green" research projects to study in Europe and Asia next year.

February 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve experiment retakes the lead in international competition to detect WIMPs

Case Western Reserve University physicists and others from the Cryrogenic Dark Matter Search experiment announced they have regained the lead in the worldwide race to find the particles that make up dark matter. The CDMS experiment, located a half-mile underground in a Minnesota mine, again sets the world's best constraints on the properties of dark matter candidates.

Case Western Reserve physicists compete against, collaborate with each other in search for dark matter

A race is on in Case Western Reserve University's physics department and around the world to be the first research group to capture signals from WIMPs (weakly interactive massive particles)—the substance that comprises dark matter.

May 22, 2007

Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years

When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time. Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt University predict that trillions of years into the future, the information that currently allows us to understand how the universe expands will have disappeared over the visible horizon.

April 17, 2007

Case's south pole scientists aim new $19 m telescope at stars

John Ruhl and his South Pole research team from Case Western Reserve University's physics department were among scientists from nine universities that pointed the new $19.2 million South Pole Telescope (SPT) towards Jupiter in February to begin testing its power to help astrophysicists understand the universe.

Fighting the bitter cold for a love of a new telescope

The sun has set at the South Pole. Case grad student Staniszewski fine tunes new telescope during South Pole winter.

November 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University physicists refute analysis of Jackson Pollock's paintings

Can mathematics explain the art of Jackson Pollock? Can it be used to authenticate paintings of uncertain provenance? Case Western Reserve University physicists address these questions in next week's edition of Nature.

July 11, 2006

Tien named newest Ohio Eminent Scholar by Board of Regents

Case Western Reserve University announces the appointment of the state's newest Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics—Norman Tien, who is also Case's Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer science.