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The 2019 Physics Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics are awarded “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”, with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”

New Faculty Member

Photo of Dr. Davies
Dr. Gavin Davies has just joined us as an Assistant professor. Dr. Davies received a Ph.D. in Physics from Lancaster University (UK). He did postdoctoral research at Indiana University, where he worked with the NOvA experiment. Dr. Davies is an experimental elementary particle physicist. His research is primarily focused on Neutrino Physics. He was also the Chair of Fermilab Users Executive Committee.

Recent Faculty Promotions

Recent Faculty Promotions

Dr. Joel Mobley was promoted to Professor and Dr. Zhiqu Lu was promoted to Research Associate Professor.

Dr Hector Okada da Silva has been awarded the 2017 GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize

The GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize recognizes outstanding doctoral research in gravitational waves. Dr Hector Okada da Silva, who completed his Ph.D. at The University of Mississippi under the supervision of Dr. Emanuele Berti, was chosen for the award from a large, international group of nominees whose theses covered diverse aspects of the field of gravitational waves. For more details please follow this link.

Dr. Breese Quinn and the DØ Experiment win the  2019 EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Prize for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics

Dr. Breese Quinn and the DØ Experiment win the  2019 EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Prize for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics. It was awarded to the CDF and DØ Collaborations for the discovery of the top quark and the detailed measurement of its properties. Breese Quinn, a professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi,  is a Member of the DØ Collaboration.

For more details please see: https://eps-hepp.web.cern.ch/eps-hepp/PrizeAnnouncements/XMhep2019/EPS_HEPP2019_long.pdf