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Dr. Kevin Krisciunas, instructional assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University, has been elected as vice chair of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society, effective January 2019.

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Dr. Alexey Belyanin, professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) in recognition of his achievements in business leadership, education, research, engineering and service.

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The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) -- along with its international partners including Texas A&M University -- today announced the start of hard rock excavation for the Giant Magellan Telescopes massive concrete pier and the foundations for the telescopes enclosure on its site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

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For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth.

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Texas A&M University physicist Dr. David Toback has been elected to his third consecutive two-year term as co-spokesperson for the CDF collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy\'s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), effective June 1, 2018.

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Texas A&M University physicist Dr. David Toback has been elected to his third consecutive two-year term as co-spokesperson for the CDF collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy\'s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), effective June 1, 2018.

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At the February CMS Collaboration meeting in Geneva, two Texas A&M researchers, graduate student Sven Dildick and postdoctoral fellow Luca Pernie, have received CMS Achievement Awards.

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The 2018 Physics and Engineering Festival is back and better than ever! This free, family-friendly event kicks o Friday, April 6th with "The Physics of Cooking" and will continue on Saturday, April 7th, all day. There will be numerous hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, as well as lectures from Astronauts, and even an exhilarating Science Circus. For more information, please visit physicsfestival.tamu.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

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On Friday, April 6, Harvard University physicist Dr. David A. Weitz will team up with local celebrity chefs Tai Lee '02 (Chef Tai's Restaurant Group) and Mitch Siegert (Truman Chocolates) for a free public lecture, Physics of Cooking, set for 7 p.m. in the second-floor primary lecture hall of the Mitchell Physics Building. Tickets are not required for the unprecedented event, in which the trio will demonstrate some of their favorite cooking techniques and explain the underlying science behind their delectable work. The presentation also will be livestreamed by KAMU-TV.

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At the February CMS Collaboration meeting in Geneva, two Texas A&M researchers, graduate student Sven Dildick and postdoctoral fellow Luca Pernie, have received CMS Achievement Awards. The awards are conferred annually to the members of the CMS experiment for their outstanding contributions to the collaboration and the experiment. Sven Dildick has been recognized for his work on the design of a new trigger system for the Phase-2 upgrade of the CMS experiment. Luca Pernie\'s award cites his leadership and critical contributions to the precision alignment of the CMS muon detector. Current and past members of the Texas A&M group at CMS have received these awards three times in the past: Jim Pivarski in 2009, Indara Suarez in 2013, and Evaldas Juska in 2016. In the picture (left to right): Sven Dildick, Alexei Safonov, Luca Pernie.

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Texas A&M University astronomers are among hundreds of Dark Energy Survey (DES) scientists globally celebrating todays public release of the surveys first three years of data.

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Over the last decade, measurements by the CDF and DZero collaborations of how top quarks flee the scene of the crime, the so-called "forward-backward asymmetry," caused quite a stir as they clashed with then state-of-the-art theoretical predictions for the Tevatron. The disagreement tantalized physicists with visions of new, unexpected particles influencing the behavior of the top quark. Now, with the final, combined word from the experiments, Fermilab has placed a capstone on its study of the forward-backward asymmetry, and the measurements and theory now agree.

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Texas A&M astronomer Casey Papovich, co-holder of the Marsha L. and Ralph F. Schilling Chair in Experimental Physics, is a co-investigator for one of the 13 proposals recently selected from the 106 submitted to NASA to go forward as the first official round of JWST science when the $8 billion successor to the Hubble Space Telescope launches in 2019.

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Dr. Nicholas B. Suntzeff, university distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University, has been designated a Regents Professor for 2016-17 by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

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Dr. Nicholas B. Suntzeff, university distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the worlds largest organization of physicists.

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