Wisconsin group played a leading role in presenting evidence for Higgs coupling to fermions. Graduate students Joshua Swanson and Isobel Ojalvo, undergraduate student Stephane Coopertein did crucial work on Higgs decays to tau-leptons. Prof. Sridhara Dasu co-led the CMS group that performed this analysis.
Two students in the Department of Physics have received Hilldale Faculty/Undergraduate Research Fellowships for 2014-15 academic year: Aaron Stemo, working with Professor Cary Forest, and Nicholas Derr, working with Drs. Susan Nossal and Edwin Mierkiewicz.
UW physicists are hard at work upgrading the trigger system for the CMS experiment at the LHC, which is in the middle of a maintenance period in preparation for higher energy collisions in 2016. Graduate student Tom Perry takes a break from this work to give the public an explanation of what the trigger system is, using a bowl of party mix.
The Department of Physics hosts a reception for graduating physics majors on Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:00-6:30 PM at 2241 Chamberlin Hall.
A 2D array of up to 49 atomic qubits is being used for entanglement and quantum computing experiments. The array is loaded stochastically and the movie shows digitized data of single atom occupancies in the array.
Congratulations to Anna Christenson and Bai Wang for being named 2014 Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Undergraduate Frontier Fellows.