December 13, 2011: ATLAS experiment presents latest Higgs search status.
December 13, 2011: NASA's Fermi Shows that Tycho's Star Shines in Gamma Rays.
December 2011: ATLAS on the cover of the December Issue of the CERN Courier for the article, "Two years of LHC physics: ATLAS takes stock"!
November 15, 2011: Michael Dine, SCIPP Member and distinguished professor and chair of physics at UC Santa Cruz, has received the 2010-11 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences!
November 3, 2011: SCIPP Members Robert Johnson, Bill Atwood, Pablo Saz-Parkinson and others at UCSC are noted in a UCSC Press Release regarding contributions to Fermi findings.
November 2011: ATLAS diphoton+MET search (a signature of gauge-mediated SUSY breaking or of universal extra dimensions) on the cover of this week's EPJC!
October 28, 2011: SCIPP Members Jason Nielsen and Sofia Chouridou noted in CERN Courier article listing results from ATLAS group!
October 11, 2011: SCIPP Member William Atwood has been awarded the 2012 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics! (UCSC Press release)
October 6, 2011: SCIPP Members Nepomuk Otte and David Williams, noted in UCSC Press Release about the new findings from VERITAS Collaboration that challenge theoretical models of pulsar emission. (Science link) (UCSC Press Release)
September 29, 2011: SCIPP Member Joel Primack is one of the authors of the recently announced three "Bolshoi" Supercomputer Simulations of the Evolution of the Universe. (UC-HiPACC Press Release) (UCSC Press Release)
September 27, 2011: SCIPP Member William Atwood has been awarded the 2012 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics!
September 27, 2011: SCIPP Member Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz featured profile - UC wide Research
August 29, 2011: Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy. Supercomputer experiment supports cosmological model of a "cold dark matter" universe. UCSC astrophysicist and SCIPP Member, Piero Madau, coauthor of the paper accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal, was quoted in the UCSC Article.("Forming Realistic Late-Type Spirals in a LCDM Universe: The Eris Simulation" http://arxiv.org/abs/1103.6030)
August 24, 2011: SCIPP physicists working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) have made the first measurement ever of the ratio of W boson and Z boson production in association with hadronic jets(ATLAS at CERN Article)! The results were presented by Sofia Chouridou at the PANIC11 conference and are available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.4908.
July 2011: Supersymmetry hunters from the SCIPP group working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) have reported first results from a search for new particles from gauge-mediated SUSYbreaking in a diphoton + missing energy signature. The results are available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.0561.
July 12, 2011: Fermi LAT Second Catalog Released.: SCIPP Director quoted in BBC News article
June 29, 2011: At UCSC on July 6-8, we will have an in-depth review and planning meeting for R&D in the U.S. aimed at upgrades to the ATLAS detector now collecting data at the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The upgrades aim at improving the capabilities of the detector in the search for new physics at the LHC. Approximately 25 physicists will be participating.
May 17, 2011: SCIPP Director Steve Ritz and others discuss the recent Fermi Symposium with the BBC
May 12, 2011: SCIPP researchers apply particle physics expertise to cancer therapy: NIH grant supports work on proton computed tomography to guide proton therapy for cancer treatment. (UCSC Article)
April 27, 2011: New book by Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack finds meaning in the cosmos.(Santa Cruz Weekly Cover Story) (UCSC Article)
April 19, 2011: SCIPP Member, Thomas Banks, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (UCSC Article)
April 8, 2011: SCIPP Member, Howard Haber, receives Alexander von Humboldt Award during winners' symposium held in Bamberg, Germany. The award ceremony took place on Friday March 25. Award presented by Helmut Schwarz, Board of Trustees President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
April 5, 2011: SCIPP Seminar with Amy Furniss, "VERITAS Very High Energy Gamma-ray Observations of Galaxies", 10:30am in ISB 102. (Complete SCIPP Seminar Schedule)
March 29, 2011: SCIPP Member, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, honored for his achievements by the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at the Science and Engineering Library's, Honored Faculty/Honored Books Exhibit, April 7 - May 6, 2011.
March 29, 2011: SCIPP Seminar today with UCO/Lick Observatory's Fulai Guo, "Fermi Bubbles: the Origin and Implications", 10:30am in 102 ISB. (Complete SCIPP Seminar Schedule)
January 21, 2011: SCIPP Member and UCSC physicist, Bill Atwood, shares Rossi Prize for work on gamma-ray telescope!
December 5, 2010: SCIPP Member, Abraham Seiden was interviewed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel in an article titled, "UCSC coordinating upgrade to Large Hadron Collider: $3.5 million grant funds new detector"
November 2010: SCIPP Neurobiology project article in the CERN Bulletin, "Retina neural circuitry seen with particle detector technology"
November 18, 2010: World's most precise new measurement of the top Quark Mass...
November 10, 2010: Check out the NASA Feature, "NASA's Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in our Galaxy!"
November 10, 2010: Fermi featured in New York Times article!
November 10, 2010: Astronomy Picture of the Day features Fermi results!
November 9, 2010: SCIPP Member, Bruce Schumm, to be featured on KUSP "7th Avenue Project" again this Sunday, November 14, from noon-1pm!
November 9, 2010: SCIPP Member, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, named to Mexican Academy of Sciences!
November 8, 2010: SCIPP Member, Abraham Seiden, quoted in UCSC News about the newly awarded NSF-MRI grant which will support work on ATLAS at the LHC. SCIPP-UCSC is the lead Institution for this multi-institute award. The full UCSC article is titled "UCSC leads work on first major upgrade for LHC".
November 5, 2010: SCIPP Member, Bruce Schumm, to be featured on KUSP "7th Avenue Project" show this Sunday, November 7, from noon-1pm!
November 1, 2010: Record luminosity for LHC!
October 11, 2010: Researchers use hi-res detector to map neural circuits of the retina. SCIPP Member's, Alan Litke, Sasha Sher, Debbie Gunning and Keith Mathiesion, are co-authors in a paper published in Nature.
September 28, 2010: UC Santa Cruz doctoral programs earn high marks in national review
September 1, 2010: SCIPP Member Stefano Profumo featured in New Scientist!
August 12, 2010: Fermi Detects 'Shocking' Surprise from Supernova's Little Cousin
August 6, 2010: Astro2010 `Decadal Survey' report will be made public on Friday, August 13. There will be a webcast of the rollout event starting at 8AM in ISB 102. SCIPP Director, Steven Ritz, is a member of the Astro2010 Committee!
July 26, 2010: SCIPP Associate DIrector and Fermi LAT team member Robert Johnson quoted in recent BBC News story on Dark Matter.
June 30, 2010: Abraham Seiden stepping down after 30 years as Director of SCIPP!
SCIPP Members, Tom Banks, Michael Dine, and Subir Sachdev (Harvard) co-directors of the 2010 TASI summer school.
May 19, 2010: West Coast LHC Theory Meeting featured in UCSC News!
SCIPP will host the West Coast LHC Theory Meeting, Friday May 21, 2010!
April 20, 2010: SCIPP Member, Michael Dine, is among the newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
March 18, 2010: Fermi LAT Featured Again in Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)!
March 17, 2010: The first ATLAS physics paper,"Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC" has been submitted to the archive (http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3124v1) and to Phys. Lett. B.
March 8, 2010: Former SCIPP Graduate, PaulineGagnon, featured in Symmetry Magazine article, "Honoring Women in Particle Physics".
February 24, 2010: Fermi LAT all-sky image featured on the top American Physical Society website!
January 20, 2010: Astronomy Professor & SCIPP Member Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz featured in this week's
Good Times Santa Cruz. In the first awards ceremony of its kind, Santa Cruz NEXT honors 4 individuals for their standout creative efforts.
January 15, 2010: UCSC 5th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics article in Santa Cruz Sentinel.
UCSC is hosting the 5th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, 15-17 January 2010. [Conference web site]
January 5, 2010: An international team including UCSC astrophysicist & SCIPP member, Piero Madau, has used highly sophisticated hydrodynamical simulations of dwarf galaxies to solve a long-standing discrepancy of the cold dark matter paradigm. The results will appear in the January 14th issue of Nature.
December 10, 2009: VERITAS Collaboration article from Nature.com, "A connection between star formation activity and cosmic rays in the starburst galaxy M82".
December 7, 2009: Article from the CERN Courier, "Protons are back in the LHC"
November 30, 2009: CERN Press Release, "LHC sets new world record"
November 23, 2009: CERN Press Release, "Two circulating beams bring first collisions in the LHC"
November 11, 2009: SCIPP Member Michael Dine is quoted in New Scientist, "In SUSY we trust: What the LHC is really looking for"
November 9, 2009: SCIPP Member Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz & UCSC astrophysicists have developed supercomputer simulations of colliding white dwarfs, providing a new path to detonate "standard candle" type Ia supernovae. A new study published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters and featured in a Scientific American article.
November 3, 2009: SCIPP Member Michael DIne to guest on NPR's, "On Point!"
"7.3 Billion Years Later, Einstein's Theory Prevails" A New York Times article on 29 October features a result from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope about interesting new limits on models of quantum gravity using faraway gamma-ray bursts. The results are published in Nature.
UCSC/SCIPP Associate Director Robert Johnson to give a talk on Fermi at the SFAA on 16 September 2009
September 15, 2009: SCIPP Member, UCSC physicist Anthony Aguirre highlighted in Discover and Astronomy magazine feature stories on the possibility that we inhabit just one of many 'universes' -- and that we might actually be able to detect the presence of others. (Discover online, November 4, 2009)
August 27, 2009: SCIPP Member, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, UCSC astrophysicist, has an article published this week in Nature discussing the origin of short gamma-ray bursts.
August 24, 2009: SCIPP Member Michael Riordan, elected to represent the Forum on the History of Physics(FHP) on the APS Council for a 4-year term as Forum Councilor beginning 1 January 2010.
August 2009: 30 Grads in 30 Days: Nina McCurdy
August 14, 2009: Fermi featured on the cover of SCIENCE Magazine and UCSC physicists and astronomers are coauthors of three major papers reporting scientific results from Fermi in this issue of the journal. ... (UCSC Story) (complete article)
August 5, 2009: SCIPP Member Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz established John Bachcall Award...
July 21, 2009: SCIPP Member Joel Primack: The new High Performance AstroComputing Center (HIPACC) will focus on computational astrophysics—using the growing power of supercomputers to address the most difficult problems in astrophysics and cosmology.
July 2, 2009: NASA's Fermi Telescope reveals a population of radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsars