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ATLASDecember 18, 2017: Two new ATLAS news releases that feature exciting results from our SCIPP ATLAS group including SCIPP Members Prof. Mike Hance, and Graduate Student Sheena Schier!
Squeezing sleptons at the LHC and Searching for supersymmetric Higgs bosons on the compressed frontier
Tesla_DESDecember 11, 2017: SCIPP Member, UCSC Professor Tesla Jeltema, in the news with a UCSC News article: Physicist Tesla Jeltema probes the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Jeltema has a leading role in the Dark Energy Survey, a major international collaboration that is gathering precise measurements of the evolution of cosmic structure.
Terry Schalk
November 20, 2017: SCIPP Member and UCSC Physics Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Terry Schalk, elected 2017 AAAS Fellow! Congratulations, Terry!
hawcScienceNews article, "Excess antielectrons aren't from nearby dead stars, study says The finding keeps open the possibility that the particles come from dark matter" from observations from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory, or HAWC, released today! SCIPP member, Michael Schneider, spends much of his time in the field at the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory, or HAWC. The news was widely distributed! (Link to all press releases here)

Three Inventors
admxCongratulations to SCIPP Member, Professor Michael Dine, who has been selected as a 2018 recipient, together with Ann Nelson, of the APS Sakurai Prize "for groundbreaking explorations of physics beyond the standard model of particle physics, including their seminal joint work on dynamical super-symmetry breaking, and for their innovative contributions to a broad range of topics, including new models of electroweak symmetry breaking, baryogenesis, and solutions to the strong charge parity problem."  Michael adds, "I am very gratified at being included in this illustrious group, which includes, of course, our own Howard Haber." (SCIPP Member, Professor Howard Haber, was a 2017 recipient of the APS Sakurai Prize.) The prize will be presented at the APS April Meeting on Sunday April 15.
October 1, 2017: ATLAS celebrates its 25th anniversary! Discover the history of the Collaboration and join the celebration with SCIPP!

ATLAS hunts for new physics with dibosons. Article in CERN Courier includes work done at SCIPP by SCIPPers Natasha Woods, Hass AbouZeid, and Professor Mike Hance!
PriyasrhymersSCIPPers swim for charity: On Saturday, 9/16, twenty-one SCIPPers, ex-SCIPPers and their families participated in two teams in the annual Aquathon to raise awareness and funds for Abilities United, the not-for-profit agency that provides services to children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Our A-team, the Physics Aqua-Slugs, swam 104 laps and placed second overall, leaving many "professional" teams in its wake. Our team "Priya's Rhymers" excelled in the following BBQ.
What a great conference we hosted at SCIPP/UC Santa Cruz this week. In collaboration with CERN, TWEPP-17 was a success! Thank you to all participants!

Congratulations to SCIPP Members, Hartmut Sadrozinski(UCSC), Abraham Seiden (UCSC), and Nicolo Cartiglia (INFN Torino), awarded US Patent No. 9,613,993 B2, granted Apr. 4, 2017 for "Segmented AC-coupled readout from continuous collection electrodes in semiconductor sensors"!
SCIPP Member and Physics Department Chair Robert Johnson, in the news again with a new article in wired.com: "Physicists Try to Revive a Super-Safe, Decades-Old Cancer Treatment"!

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Updated: December 22, 2017