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Fifteen Texas A&M University students enrolled in Physics 206 (Classical Mechanics) this past spring have been honored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy as its latest Pearson Mechanics Scholars.

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On Friday 7:00 pm in the Mitchell Physics Lecture Halls (MPHY 203 – MPHY 205), Join us for a fun-filled evening about the science of beer with UCSD professor Jérémie Palacci! Learn why Siamese cats have dark nose or you always spill your coffee when walking and what those things have to do with beer!

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On April 6, 2019 The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University invites the public to an entertaining and informative event. People of all ages will find funny, puzzling, and fascinating hands-on experiments. Everyone is invited to participate in:
Bubble Show- Apr. 6th, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Lectures by Astronaut Nancey Currie-Gregg – Apr. 6th, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Lecture by Professor and ‘Pluto Killer’ Mike Brown– Apr. 6th, 4:00 PM
5-Barrel Depth Charge Demo – Apr. 6th, 3:30 PM. Yell Leaders will be present.

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Texas A&M University astronomer Jennifer Marshall has been selected as Project Scientist for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) project, an 11.25-meter telescope being planned in Hawaii thats capable of studying up to 4,000 astronomical objects at once and positioned to lead the world in multi-object spectroscopy.

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The Texas A&M astronomer will determine and prioritize the most important activities in astronomy and astrophysics for the next decade.

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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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