Researchers Find Evidence of Undiscovered Particles in New Study

UM physicists partner with Department of Energy to test precision of the Standard Model

OXFORD, Miss. – The work of University of Mississippi physics researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory could point to undiscovered subatomic particles or forces that could change the current understanding of how the universe works.  Since its inception in 2008, the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Muon g-2 experiment, has attempted toRead the story …

Physicist Helps Advance Understanding of Fundamental Particles

Professor's work to measure lifespans of charmed baryons featured in prestigious journal

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi physicist Jake Bennett studies a group of fleeting subatomic particles in hopes of advancing understanding of the fundamental building blocks that make up matter in the universe, and he is part of a team that has precisely measured the lifespan of one such particle. Bennett is part of anRead the story …

Black Hole Researchers Make Progress in Gravitational Wave Research

UM-led scientists discover nonlinear elements enhance computational models

OXFORD, Miss. – Finding a needle in a haystack might prove easier than finding the most accurate measure of gravitational waves, telltale ripples in space-time created when massive black holes crash into each other. Yet a University of Mississippi physicist and his team have made significant advances in that direction. Leo Chaim Stein, UM assistantRead the story …

UM Physicist Named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Leo Stein is first university faculty member to receive prestigious award

OXFORD, Miss. – Leo Stein, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Mississippi, joins a list of emerging leaders in research and STEM innovation as a member of the 2023 class of Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced this year’s fellowships on Wednesday (Feb. 15). TheRead the story …

Scholarship Endowments Honor Longtime Professor

Late Donald Summers helped build resources to support talented students in physics and astronomy

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. A new gift in his name will enable students to reach for the stars. The $200,000 gift from his brother, Robert Summers, of Palo Alto, California, establishes theRead the story …

Acoustics Summer School Draws International Scientists, Students to UM

PASS 2022 features four days of lectures, discussions and demonstrations

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduate and postgraduate students from four countries are on the University of Mississippi campus this week to learn the latest in cutting-edge physical acoustics, including infrasound, medical acoustics, thermoacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, waves and bubbles. Physical Acoustics Summer School 2022 is hosted by the university’s National Center for Physical Acoustics, with support fromRead the story …

International Physics Conference Opens Monday at UM

Sessions delve into strange world of elementary particles, help researchers plan new projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Quarks, leptons and dark matter are among the exotic-sounding topics up for discussion this week when dozens of the world’s top particle physicists gather at the University of Mississippi to discuss their research, exchange ideas and discuss future projects. The 20th Conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation is set for Monday-FridayRead the story …

Delta Conservation Topic for Hybrid Oxford Science Cafe

Biologist Jason Hoeksema to discuss balancing wetland preservation with agricultural needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Conservation in the Mississippi Delta is the topic for a hybrid Oxford Science Cafe featuring a University of Mississippi biology professor who is studying ways to square the need for agricultural land with the benefits of maintaining wetland habitats. The program will be held in person Tuesday (April 19) at Heartbreak Coffee,Read the story …

Physics Students Investigate Great Mysteries of the Universe

Undergraduates conduct particle physics research with Belle II experiment

OXFORD, Miss. – Four physics majors are working with a University of Mississippi professor and an international team of scientists to search for new particles and interactions that may help solve big questions about the universe. Along the way, they’re getting a head start on their own research careers. The students – Paul Gebeline, SakulRead the story …

UM Researchers Sending Sonic Experiment to Space Station

Project aims to develop method to control fluids in zero gravity using sound waves

OXFORD, Miss. – A device that can move liquids without physical contact sounds like the stuff of science fiction, so perhaps it’s appropriate that a prototype of just such a marvel is headed to the International Space Station for an out-of-this-world test of its capabilities. When NASA’s next resupply mission to the ISS, Cygnus NG-17,Read the story …