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A new study using data from the CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) instrument on the International Space Station has found evidence for nearby, young sources of cosmic ray electrons, contributing to a greater understanding of how the galaxy functions as a whole.
Out of 80 awarded projects from the U.S. Department of Energy, LSU's Experimental Neutrino Physics Research with Liquid Argon TPCs has been recognized at the Intensity Frontier in High-Energy Physics.
LSU Astrophysicist Eric Burns Co-Leads the InterPlanetary Network to Detect Gamma Ray Bursts
Associate Professor Manos Chatzopoulos is using his skills in data analysis for something more down to earth — making it easier to find a place to park.
The fall semester brings many new beginnings from new students, faculty, and staff to new goals and a new academic year. This fall, the LSU College of Science welcomes new faculty members to the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Learn more about each new colleague below and make sure to give them a big LSU welcome when you see them.
Nathaniel came to LSU as an Astrophysics student, LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, in the Fall of 2020. In the Spring of 2022, Nathaniel decided to pursue an additional dual degree in Mechanical Engineering, at the LSU Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
LSU quantum researchers demonstrate the possibility of producing different forms of light through propagation in free space-- a manifestation of the quantum van Cittert-Zernike theorem.
We celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond to advance their academic work, their research and the prestige of the Department.
Adrià Delhom I Latorre, a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSU, received an award for his PhD dissertation from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC). He was also a member of the research group UV-QG of the University of Valencia-CSIC.
Houston native Sydney Carr is an LSU graduate student participating in "Novel X-ray Interferometry Imaging of Plant Root Systems" research and focuses on testing a portable (and removable) low-dose MPG interferometry system. She completed her undergraduate degree in physics at Houston Baptist University. While there, she also played 4 years of Division-1 Women's Basketball for the Huskies.
LSU Assistant Professor Justin Wilson in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, with a joint appointment in LSU's Center for Computation and Technology, has received a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award to support his research on "Active Feedback to Control Dynamic Quantum Phases."
The LSU College of Science's Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in their endless pursuit of excellence and fervent dedication to scientific leadership. Through their extraordinary achievements, outstanding characters, and commitments to their communities, the college's honorees have established lasting legacies of excellence in their individual fields. On Friday, LSU recognized the exceptional accomplishments of E. Ward Plummer as a College of Science 2023 Hall of Distinction honoree.
Interdisciplinary project merges nuclear theory with quantum theoretical and experimental physics.
Interdisciplinary project merges nuclear theory with quantum theoretical and experimental physics.
Associate Professor Emmanouil (Manos) Chatzopoulos has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the LSU Rainmaker Award in the Emerging Scholar for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics category.
Maryland-born Army brat and Lafayette resident, Raenessa Walker has settled into her new home at LSU as a physics major minoring in math and nuclear science.
More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy. To improve radiation treatment outcomes for patients, the American Cancer Society has awarded LSU Associate Professor of Physics Rui Zhang a $786,000 grant for his research at LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
The MicroBooNE collaboration at Fermilab has released a new analysis of their neutrino data. The result provides constraints on a model that assumes the existence of a sterile neutrino to explain anomalies in neutrino measurements by other experiments.
Physics journal PRL features LSU nuclear physics research.
Professor and Mrs. Plummer's gift will provide an endowment for a professorship and superior graduate student scholarship
New research reveals more information about the LSU Campus Mounds, including the discovery of thousands of years old charred mammal bone fragments and a coordinated alignment of both mounds toward one of the brightest stars in the night sky. This new information offers more insight into the oldest known man-made structures in North America.
Atlantis Industries aims to accelerate off-world technology breakthroughs.
Mette Gaarde, the Les and Dot Broussard Alumni Professor of Physics at LSU, will be Chair of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) in 2022-2023. In this role, she will oversee the planning of the 2023 DAMOP meeting and the selection of recipients for a number of DAMOP honors and awards. Gaarde was elected to the Chair-line of DAMOP in 2020, and has served as Vice Chair and Chair Elect before she was inducted as Chair at the annual DAMOP Business meeting in June 2022.
The LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy announces James A. Sauls as the new Co-Director of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, which spans research from quantum theory to gravitational physics.
The first images from NASA’s new space telescope unveiled this week include a new look at the universe, expanding our view of the galaxy as we know it. The images include a high resolution “window” to millions of stars through the Milky Way’s dust, a new look at galaxies lightyears away for the first time in 30 years. LSU Astrophysicists share their reactions to the photos and how the Webb telescope impacts future research and discovery.
LSU Boyd Professor of Physics Gabriela González is featured in a new international book titled "The Sky is for Everyone: Women Astronomers in Their Own Words." The book is a series of 37 autobiographical essays by women astronomers showcasing their encounters breaking down barriers and changing the face of modern astronomy.
2021 - 2022 Department of Physics & Astronomy Annual Awards
Researchers who recently developed "Octo-Tiger," a breakthrough astrophysics code that simulates the evolution of star systems, have been granted access to the supercomputer Fugaku in Tokyo.
The LSU College of Science's Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in their endless pursuit of excellence and fervent dedication to scientific leadership. Through their extraordinary achievements, outstanding characters, and commitments to their communities, the college's honorees have established lasting legacies of excellence in their individual fields.
The LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy has built a team to work, research, and design the first lunar-based camera to be put on the moon.
Manos Chatzopoulos, assistant professor of Physics & Astronomy, has developed a free smartphone app to assist drivers in locating available parking on LSU's campus.
Associate Professor Thomas Corbitt has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the LSU Rainmaker Award in the Mid-Career Scholar, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics category.
An app that uses crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to help people find parking spots won the High-Stakes Pitch Competition during Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW. ParkZen, co-founded by LSU Assistant Professor Manos Chatzopoulos, financier and CFO George Triarchou and LSU computer science junior Haron Temam, took home the $100,000 investment award from Innovation Catalyst, a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit that invests in local entrepreneurs, and its subsidiary, the Red Stick Angel Network.
American Institute of Physics Interviews Gabriela Gonzalez
Merging Medicine and Art - LSU SPARTAN Lab
In this episode of 'On Par with the President', President William F. Tate IV speaks to LSU physics and astronomy doctoral student Michelle Lollie.
LSU physicists have leveraged quantum information theory techniques to reveal a mechanism for amplifying, or "stimulating," the production of entanglement in the Hawking effect in a controlled manner. Furthermore, these scientists propose a protocol for testing this idea in the laboratory using artificially produced event horizons.
Alumna of LSU's University Laboratory School and Secretary, Society of Physics Students - LSU Chapter, Lila Ton talks about her undergraduate research experience.
The LSU community lost one of its internationally respected faculty members when Arlo Udell Landolt, Ball Family Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy, passed away on Jan. 21, 2022. He was 86 years old.
LSU physics major Sara Sayer shares her undergraduate research experience.
LSU astronomers are leading a collaborative scientific observing program that will provide new images and information from the far side of the moon. LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professors Tabetha Boyajian and Matthew Penny have recruited a team of students, who are working on the design of the first lunar-based camera, or L-CAM1, that aims to launch in 2024.
Startlingly, the Recurrent Nova V2487 Oph has been discovered to have extreme superflares, with the bursts more frequent and 100,000 times more powerful than any other known superflare star, in terms of energy per year.
LSU undergraduate student Jeanne Garriz shares her research experience.
Going from 14 parishes and 2,000 students to 22 parishes and 4,000 students in mere months, BRBytes team makes yet another commitment to reach an additional 3,000 elementary school students in East Baton Rouge by summer.
President William F. Tate IV speaks with a top LSU student scholar, Bri Robertson. Bri is a senior in the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College studying physics in the College of Science and computer engineering in the College of Engineering. In this episode she shares how she is focused on artificial intelligence in medical settings and outer space, and how her scholarship opportunities have allowed her to make sure “no door was left unopened” during her time at LSU.
The largest catalog of gravitational wave events ever assembled has been released today, with dozens of ripples in space time captured by a global network of detectors. The catalog updates the list of all gravitational-wave events observed to date with events observed between November 2019 and March 2020, using three international detectors: The two Advanced LIGO detectors in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA, and the Advanced Virgo Detector in Italy.
Undergratduate student spotlight featuring Nathaniel Wrobel
Efficient parametric down-conversion together with photon-number-resolving detection makes multiphoton quantum metrology robust and scalable.
Michelle Lollie's area of research is High-Dimensional Quantum Communication which is important for many technologies where the secure delivery and receipt of information, unbiased in any way, is paramount.