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July 31, 2012

Physicists Mine Cosmic Answers Deep Underground (and we helped!)

Wall Street Journal Article and Video

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444097904577539080596890896.html

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Physicists Mine Cosmic Answers Deep Underground (and we helped!)

Wall Street Journal Article and Video

<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444097904577539080596890896.html">http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444097904577539080596890896.html</a>

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July 20, 2012

Physics Annual Picnic

Faculty, Staff, Students, Friends & Family

You are invited to our annual picnic. We will have plenty of good food and play lots of games including volleyball, softball, frisbee, corn-hole, etc., etc.

Let's make this the largest turn-out in the past 13 years!

Clarke Tower Pavilion (alternate site Leutner Pavilion). Clarke Tower is off of Mistletoe Drive by the Mather Park Softball Field.

<a href="https://docs.google.com/a/case.edu/file/d/0BwAfTjUpusCsLWxUX3hsU2dRSWc/edit">https://docs.google.com/a/case.edu/file/d/0BwAfTjUpusCsLWxUX3hsU2dRSWc/edit>

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July 19, 2012

Physics' faculty, students play key roles

Faculty, students play key roles in potentially groundbreaking dark matter project
Case Western Reserve physicists are involved in a project with the potential to be at least as huge as this month’s Higgs boson discovery—if not even greater. They are part of a 13-institution team starting the search for “dark matter” nearly a mile below the surface in South Dakota.

Read more: http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=8879/a>

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Physics' faculty, students play key roles

Faculty, students play key roles in potentially groundbreaking dark matter project
Case Western Reserve physicists are involved in a project with the potential to be at least as huge as this month’s Higgs boson discovery—if not even greater. They are part of a 13-institution team starting the search for “dark matter” nearly a mile below the surface in South Dakota.

Read more: <a href="http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=8879">http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=8879/a>

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July 18, 2012

Panoramic View of South Pole Telescope

Take a trip to Antarctica and view the telescope!

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=-85.000056,-44.655776&spn=0.0009,0.015632&sll=-85.000000,-44.656416&layer=c&cid=3987634083228589274&panoid=uZ7YCXJGSbyDxIbY-wPWow&cbp=13,235.6,,0,0&gl=US&t=h&z=17&cbll=-84.999999,-44.656316>

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South Pole Telescope

Take a trip to Antarctica and view the telescope!

<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=-85.000056,-44.655776&spn=0.0009,0.015632&sll=-85.000000,-44.656416&layer=c&cid=3987634083228589274&panoid=uZ7YCXJGSbyDxIbY-wPWow&cbp=13,235.6,,0,0&gl=US&t=h&z=17&cbll=-84.999999,-44.656316">https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=-85.000056,-44.655776&spn=0.0009,0.015632&sll=-85.000000,-44.656416&layer=c&cid=3987634083228589274&panoid=uZ7YCXJGSbyDxIbY-wPWow&cbp=13,235.6,,0,0&gl=US&t=h&z=17&cbll=-84.999999,-44.656316>

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July 17, 2012

"Outstanding Young Researcher" is one of our own

Assistant Professor Xuan Gao is one of two winners of the 2012 International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Outstanding Young Researcher Award (MACRONIX PRIZE).

Professor Gao's citation for the award reads:

"For his experimental contributions to the studies of metal-insulator
transitions in strongly correlated two-dimensional electron systems,
quantum transport phenomena, and device applications of semiconductor
nanowires."

More information on the award, and a list of past recipients, can be found at:
http://www.ocpaweb.org/new/oyraaward/oyraaward.html

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"Outstanding Young Researcher" is one of our own

Assistant Professor Xuan Gao is one of two winners of the 2012 International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Outstanding Young Researcher Award (MACRONIX PRIZE).

Professor Gao's citation for the award reads:

"For his experimental contributions to the studies of metal-insulator
transitions in strongly correlated two-dimensional electron systems,
quantum transport phenomena, and device applications of semiconductor
nanowires."

More information on the award, and a list of past recipients, can be found at:
<a href="http://www.ocpaweb.org/new/oyraaward/oyraaward.html">http://www.ocpaweb.org/new/oyraaward/oyraaward.html</a>

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July 16, 2012

Physics' Annual Picnic

Friends and Family of the CWRU Physics Department Picnic

Where: Clark Tower Pavilion (north side of campus)
When: August 10th, 2012
Time: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Please contact Betty Gaffney (elg11@case.edu) for more information.

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Dark-matter detector has new home in South Dakota

The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120713/us-dark-matter-lab/


See what the Shutt/Akerib research group have been doing in South Dakota.

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See what fun we have in Physics

All this time we thought Dan was working in South Dakota but he has been weaving!


The Woolery

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Hello -

I just used your Backstrap Loom and a Kromski 4" Stick Shuttle on an unusual project - I am an astrophysicist working on a particle detector (featured in the January 2011 issue of Popular Science). The detector requires many fine wires to monitor sensors, and the wires and connectors were getting tangled and damaged. I used the loom with a monofilament plastic thread for the weft and our wires as the weave to make a short length of loomed wires to hold in a connector. My colleagues and I were thrilled with the results!

Thanks for your great products!!

Best,
Dan A.

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Dark-matter detector has new home in South Dakota

Huffington Post Tech article:

<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120713/us-dark-matter-lab/">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120713/us-dark-matter-lab/</a>

See what the Shutt/Akerib group is up to in South Dakota!

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