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Recent Faculty Promotions in 2024

Prof. Jake Bennett and Prof. Leo Stein have received a promotion to Associate Professor.

University of Mississippi Students, Postdocs Contribute to Groundbreaking Physics Experiment

UM team seeks answers to questions about Standard Model, dark matter.

Pushing the boundaries of what is known about the universe, a team of University of Mississippi students and postdoctoral researchers has contributed to one of the world’s premier particle physics experiments, Muon g-2, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. See this page for more details.

Physics Emeritus Professor Roy Arnold Passed Away on April 28, 2024

Roy Arnold, a longtime faculty member in this department and member of NCPA, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2024. Details of his funeral and Obituary can be found here: https://www.colemanfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Roy-Arnold-3/  .

The University of Mississippi is proud to host the 2024 Belle II Summer Workshop.

The 2024 US Belle II Summer Workshop will be held from June 17 – 21, 2024.

This workshop will be primarily face-to-face with a SpeakApp connection for those who are unable to attend in person.

The purpose of this workshop is to give students, postdocs, and more senior researchers the tools and knowledge needed to get started and make progress on Belle II physics analysis and performance studies. Topics will include Belle II physics, software, and computing in a hands-on tutorial format.

This workshop is open to all Belle II collaborators and we welcome attendance from across the collaboration.

Excavation of Colossal Caverns for Fermilab’s DUNE Experiment Completed

The University of Mississippi is one the 200 international institutions that are participating in Fermilab’s Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. Excavation of the colossal caverns for Fermilab’s  DUNE experiment was completed on February 1, 2024. The Department of Physics and Astronomy DUNE effort is led by Dr. Gavin Davies.

For more details pleas see the University of Mississippi News article and the Fermilab article.