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Article ID: 709935

2019 APS April Meeting: Preliminary Highlights & Last Call for Hotel Registration

American Physical Society (APS)

Information on the 2019 American Physical Society April Meeting in Denver, which explores research from “Quarks to Cosmos.” It runs from Saturday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 16 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. At the meeting, the latest breaking research in particle and astrophysics will be presented -- from long views of massive, ancient objects in the universe to short-lived, subatomic interactions. The meeting will also feature thoughtful presentations by experts in education, policy, the history of physics, and many other areas.

20-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709927

SCOPE project scoops $16 million EU grant

University of Adelaide

A University of Adelaide researcher, alongside members of an international team, has won an AU$16 million ERC Synergy Grant to use plasma energy to produce fertilisers which provides the opportunity for new business models and could even lead to crops on Mars.

19-Mar-2019 9:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709795

TRIUMF receives historic investment in 2019 federal budget


Building on a 50-year legacy of accelerating science for research, medicine, and business, TRIUMF today received an historic $292.7M investment in support of the lab’s future and its vision for Canada.

19-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709886

Astronomers Find 'Cannonball Pulsar' Speeding Through Space

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have found a pulsar speeding away from its presumed birthplace at nearly 700 miles per second, with its trail pointing directly back at the center of a shell of debris from the supernova explosion that created it. The discovery is providing important insights into how pulsars — superdense neutron stars left over after a massive star explodes — can get a “kick” of speed from the explosion.

19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709704

Fermilab, international partners break ground on new state-of-the-art particle accelerator

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

With a ceremony held on March 15, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.

15-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709675

Sea Quark Surprise Reveals Deeper Complexity in Proton Spin Puzzle

Brookhaven National Laboratory

New data from the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) add detail and complexity to an intriguing puzzle that scientists have been seeking to solve: how the building blocks that make up a proton contribute to its spin. The results reveal that different flavors of antiquarks contribute differently to spin--and in a way that's opposite to those flavors' relative abundance.

14-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 709562

Neural networks predict planet mass

University of Bern

Planets grow in stellar disks accreting solid material and gas. Whether they become bodies like Earth or Jupiter depends on different factors like the properties of the solids, the pressure and temperature in the disk and the already accumulated material.

13-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709554

Asteroid Bennu, target of NASA's sample return mission, is rotating faster over time

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

In late 2018, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at Bennu, the asteroid it will be studying and sampling over the next several years.

13-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709500

Jefferson Lab Particle Accelerator Quality Testing Facility Is Going Stronger Than Ever After 5,000 Tests

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Throughout its nearly 30-year history, the VTA has contributed to the success of large-scale superconducting radiofrequency accelerators across the United States and around the world and continues to enable researchers to expand the frontiers of accelerator science and serve the needs of cutting-edge particle accelerator research facilities worldwide.

12-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709505

NAU physicist awarded prestigious $502,000 NSF grant to harness active matter for nanoscale applications

Northern Arizona University

The award will support a five-year project during which a unique system of microscale self-propelled particles will be developed that will enable control of the movement in unprecedented ways.

12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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