Announcements for 2005
News: In a ranking of physics news stories compiled by the American Institute of
Physics (AIP), the top physics
story for 2005 was the discovery at the Relativistic
Heavy Ion Collider of new evidence for a liquid-like state of strongly-interacting
quarks and gluons a major milestone in the quest for definitive proof of the
existence of Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP).
Faculty and staff who are co-discoverers of this evidence are Profs. Bryon Anderson,
George Fai, Declan Keane, Spiros Margetis, John Watson + Drs. Mikhail Kopytine, Christina
Markert & Wei-Ming Zhang, with much of the KSU work being done by current
graduate students John Amonett, Camelia Mironov, Chandra Nepali, Naresh Subba & Gang Wang.
Results that first appeared in the dissertation of our 2002 PhD graduate Aihong Tang are
considered among the more compelling pieces of evidence that support the QGP picture, and have
been prominently featured in summaries of the discovery.
To mark the World Year of Physics (2005),
KSU hosted a special public lecture on November 29. The speaker was Dr. Lawrence Krauss,
and his title was
Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story.
Click on the image for the full announcement, or see the
Daily Kent Stater story
from Nov 30.
undergraduate students Violeta Beleva, Stephen Daigle, Nathan Hudson, Kelly Hufford,
Jeremy Nally, Lewis Sharpnack, Robert Tandy, and Amanda Yoho,
all recipients of various
awards for 2005 (see link for details and photos).
Dr. Almut Schroeder on being tenured and promoted to Associate Professor,
and to Dr. Carmen Almasan, on being promoted to full Professor, both
effective from AY 05/06.
Dr. Wei-Ming Zhang on being chosen for an IBM-sponsored award
for the best project in the category Data Management on Distributed Systems
and Grids at the 2005 International Supercomputer Conference.
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