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Physics at the edge of the cut

October 14, 2015 - Perturbation theory (PT) is an essential tool for the mathematical modeling of physical systems. It allows one to approximate the solution of a complex problem in terms of the solution of a much simpler unperturbed one. PT can be used to find approximations to almost  anything and it is used across fields in the physical and engineering sciences: the deflection of a wing and the magnetic moment of nuclei furnish examples from an endless list of possible applications.

Prof. Michael Shay elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

A hearty congratulations is extended to Professor Michael Shay who has just been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The citation, which will appear on his Fellowship Certificate, will read: “For pioneering contributions to understanding magnetic reconnection, including the nature of collisionless reconnection, and of plasma turbulence.” This is a great achievement - it is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership.

Nano Letters article features new effect in the nascent field of topological spintronics

September 18, 2015 - In the recent Nano Letters article, an interdisciplinary team of physicists, materials scientists and electrical engineers, including Prof. Nikolic and DPA alumni Dr. Farzad Mahfouzi, have demonstrated novel effect in topological-insulator/ferromagnet (TI/FM) heterostructures exposed to microwave radiation. 

Cholesterol: More than just heart attacks

September 2, 2015 - In a recent Biophysical Journal article featured on the cover, Prof. Edward Lyman shows a configuration sampled by a molecular dynamics simulation of a mixture of two lipids and cholesterol, modeled in all-atom detail. Read more on the Website of Biophysical Journal.

 

Workshop on Topological Spintronics and Skyrmionics organized by Prof. Nikolic in France

 June 10, 2015 -  Prof. Nikolic, who will be working in the Fall as a Visiting Scientist at the Centre de Physique Théorique de Grenoble-Alpes, and colleageus from Spintec and CEA in Grenoble are organizing a Workshop on the emerging research area of Topological Spintronics and Skyrmionics

UD researcher helps to refine precision of atomic clock

May 4, 2015 - For those whose kitchen clocks almost never agree with their nightstand clocks, for those who grouse about forcing their watches to spring forward or fall back, the work University of Delaware physicist Marianna Safronova and other researchers are doing may be nothing short of mystifying.