Zeynep Demiragli wins NSF Career Award and CMS Young Researcher Prize

Professor Zeynep Demiragli of BU’s Physics Department has won both an NSF Career Award and the CMS Young Researcher Prize. With the NSF award, Zeynep plants to explore signatures with one or more jets and an overall momentum imbalance to discover and characterize dark matter particles and use the Higgs boson as a tool for […]

Indara Suarez Receives DOE Early Career Award

Professor Indara Suarez of BU’s Physics Department has just received a five-year, $750,000 Early Career Award from the Department of Energy. The goal of the award is to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years. Indara’s project, “Discovery in the 4th Dimension: Shining Light on […]

Professors Roberts, Miller and Carey’s work on recent g-2 experiment featured in BU Research.

Professors Lee Roberts, Rob Carey and Jim Miller’s work on the Fermilab experiment has recently announced new results. The Fermilab experiment, called Muon g-2, detected particles called muons behaving slightly differently than currently accepted physics theories would predict. The results, announced earlier this month, confirm similar findings from a 2001 Brookhaven National Lab experiment. To […]

Pankaj Mehta promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Pankaj Mehta, who has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Mehta’s research explores theoretical problems at the interface of physics and biology; large-scale, collective behaviors observed in biological systems emerge from the interaction of many individual components. Congratulations Pankaj

Anders Sandvik receives the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Professor Anders Sandvik has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics “for the development of the stochastic series expansion algorithm, and for numerous creative applications of this method to the study of quantum phase transitions.” For more information about the prize, please read the article on the APS website. Congratulations, Anders!

Ed Kearns wins the 2021 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics

BU Physics professor Ed Kearns has been selected as this year’s winner of the W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics “for pioneering and leadership contributions to large underground experiments for the discovery of neutrino oscillations and sensitive searches for baryon number violation.” He shares the prize with Henry Sobel of UC Irvine. Please check out […]

Sid Redner awarded Leo P. Kadanoff Prize

Former BU Physics chair and professor emeritus Sidney Redner has been awarded the 2021 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize “for leadership in transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries by applying and advancing deep concepts and methods of statistical physics to gain novel insights into diverse real-world phenomena.” To read more about the Prize, please check out the APS website. […]

Wanzheng Hu wins NSF Career Award

Wanzheng Hu, an assistant professor, has just received an NSF Career Award. With her NSF CAREER award funding, she is experimenting with high-temperature superconductors, using ultrashort laser pulses to control the arrangement of atoms in iron-based materials. The goal is to steer materials towards desirable states on demand, which will advance the understanding of phase transitions […]

Diversity in the department, recent events and Particles for Justice

The images of George Floyd’s murder, which have horrified and enraged citizens around the world, serve as a chilling reminder of the long history and deep scars of systemic anti-black racism that permeate our society. We share in the rage and sorrow and acknowledge our own tacit complicity to the legacy of racism and injustice. […]