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Dr. Van Hamme, Dr. Simpson, Dr. Webb, Dr. Terenzi and senior student Daniella Roberts tell us why they study physics, in this featured article

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The deadline, 03/15/2015, for Souther Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship application is fast approaching.

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Be ready for some amazing show that will feature Dr. Fiorella, an FIU physics professor! During the Miami Centennial celebration on Monday, March 23 at 8pm. She will perform live before 8,000 people right on the sand in South Beach (8th street). The “Let’s Get Astrophysical” show will feature the first and only Top 15 Stellar-Themed Pop Song Countdown, including songs from Muse/One Republic/Oasis and others, combined with live DJs/musicians/dancers, and acrobats, plus a laser light show.

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The CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland is not only a remarkable scientific instrument; it is also a work of art. It stands 50 feet tall, weighs 14,000 tons, and its thousands of wires and components work in concert to enable it to detect the smallest particles of matter in the tiniest fractions of a second. It is one of the two particle detectors that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.

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Alex Sarracino, an FIU undergraduate student who has been working with Dr. Hebin Li, has received a prestigious offer to work in the city of lights for a summer research program

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An FIU Collaborator, Prof. Narayan Adhikari from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, has recently been featured on Nature News

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Dr. Sargisan, as a lead author, has just published an article in the most recent edition of Science Magazine. Collaborating with physicists from the CLAS Collaboration, they have observed something totally new: protons and neutrons that have briefly paired up in the nucleus have higher-average momentum, leaving less for non-paired nucleons.

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Dr. Brian Beckford, who obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degree from FIU, is featured in an article in the October edition of Physics Today.

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As part of its commitment to improving STEM education, FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute has opened two state-of-the-art active learning classrooms in the new Academic Health Center 5 (AHC-5). Here, students put the textbooks away and tackle scientific challenges with a hands-on approach. The classrooms are the first of several designed to house active learning at a financially sustainable scale. Currently, six STEM courses are taught in AHC-5 with more than 350 students in its first semester

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Dr. Markowitz will be featured in the upcoming event of "Science Up Close" at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science on Thursday, October 9th (6-9:30pm)

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