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xxxxxxxxxxxMarch 2006 - Issue 45



M. Ouyang

A. Jawahery

R. Ellis

P. Roos

E. Seo

S. Wallace

Alessandra Buonanno and Min Ouyang were awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The award is intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. For more information,visit:

Abolhassan Jawahery was appointed as the spokesperson for the BaBar Experiment. BaBar is one of the few major high energy physics experiments in the world. For more information, visit:

Richard Ellis
received a $408,000 grant from the Department of Defense for “The Maryland Centrifugal Experiment.”

Phillip Roos
received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for “Experimental Nuclear Physics Research Program.

Eun-Suk Seo
received a $270,000 grant from NASA for “Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM).

Diane Pugel, will receive the Goddard Honor Award in May. The award is given annually to less than 10 people for their leadership on Center.

Stephen Wallace received a $673,000 grant from the Department of Energy for “Theoretical Studies in Hadronic and Nuclear Physics.”






In the News

James Gates was interviewed by the Central News Agency in January about his views and role in advancing physics education.

Sankar Das Sarma
, is mentioned in an article on PhysicsWeb.Org on January 10th as one of the leaders in new experiments involving particles called anyons that do not fit into the usual categories of fermions and bosons may lead to high-performance quantum computers. View the article at:

Robert Park, in an interview with the Dow Jones Newswire, refuted claims by a New Jersey medical doctor who claims to have found a new source of energy that turns the laws of physics on its academic head.






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