RESEARCH NEWS → Chemical Doping in materials in know to give rise to emergent phenomena. LSU researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, working with scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory reported in Nature Scientifc Reports observation of electronic chirality associated with Mn doping in
Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7 --- “Atomic-Scale Fingerprint of Mn Dopant at the Surface of Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7" Guorong Li, Qing Li, Minghu Pan, Biao Hu, V. B. Nascimento, Chen Chen, Jing Teng, Jiandi Zhang, Rongying Jin, and E.W. Plummer, Scientific Reports, Nature, 3, 2882 (2013). More news . . .
The 2014 South Central Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics will be held here at LSU, Friday, January 17-19, 2013. The conference will explore and showcase career opportunities for physicists through lots of activities, such as tours of national labs, research presentations, discussion panels, and lots of opportunities for networking. Discussion panels will include topics such as applying for and succeeding in graduate school, how to get involved in undergraduate research or summer programs, and the multitude of careers available to physicists. The South Central CUWiP will be one of eight regional conferences all taking place simultaneously and organized through the American Physical Society. The aim of the CUWiPs is to allow undergraduate women physicists to meet, network with, and be inspired by both peers and established women scientists.
RESEARCH NEWS → The T2K experiment, involving Thomas Kutter, Martin Tzanov, William Metcalf, and their research group of postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, has announced definitive evidence of muon to electron neutrino oscillations. A muon neutrino beam produced at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) on the east coast of Japan was detected by the giant Super-K underground detector in Kamioka 185 miles away from Tokai. A total of 28 events were observed compared to 4.6 events without nu-mu to nu-e oscillations. Nu-mu to nu-e oscillations may be a key to charge-parity (CP) violation, which may in turn be responsible for the observation that the Universe is composed of matter and not antimatter. More news . . .