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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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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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By virtue of being in the right place at the right time, Marshall got to witness firsthand the fiery aftermath of a recently detected burst of gravitational waves, personally recording some of the initial images of the first confirmed explosion from two colliding neutron stars ever seen by astronomers.

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About 130 million years ago in the galaxy NGC 4993, a pair of neutron stars collided as a result of the slow but inexorable decay of their orbits, as predicted by Albert Einstein\'s general theory of relativity.

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For more than a decade, Texas A&M University high energy physicist Rupak Mahapatra has been making the devices that make detection of the particles believed to be behind dark matter and therefore nearly a quarter of the universe possible. Mahapatra is working closely with high energy physicist Mirabolfathi to develop next generation detectors that could make dramatic improvements in such detection technologies.

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For more than a decade, Texas A&M University high energy physicist Rupak Mahapatra has been making the devices that make detection of the particles believed to be behind dark matter and therefore nearly a quarter of the universe possible. Mahapatra is working closely with high energy physicist Mirabolfathi to develop next generation detectors that could make dramatic improvements in such detection technologies.

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Dark Energy Survey (DES) scientists, including astronomers at Texas A&M University, are celebrating the release of the most accurate measurement to date of the present large-scale structure of the universe.

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Dark Energy Survey (DES) scientists, including astronomers at Texas A&M University, are celebrating the release of the most accurate measurement to date of the present large-scale structure of the universe.

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TAMU team develops new approach to emulate space radiation in a lab setting

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TAMU team develops new approach to emulate space radiation in a lab setting

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When Texas A&M University physicist David Toback was elected three years ago as co-spokesperson for the CDF collaboration at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), he had one primary goal: to help the groups 400-person active author list publish the collaboration's important legacy papers and final results.

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A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it's stretching the definition of the word planet.

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