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Issue 3, Volume 1
March 2008

Cal Physics Faculty Play Important Role at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The ATLAS experiment is scheduled to begin collecting data at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva Switzerland in second half of this year. ATLAS will probe the most basic interactions of nature and will address some of the most important particle physics questions of our time: What is the physics that causes matter to have mass? Are there more than four space-time dimensions? What is the origin of Dark Matter? read more.

Get Chief BP Scientist and Cal Tech Physics Professor, Dr. Steve Koonin’s Take on “Energy Trends and Technologies” from this Year’s Regents’ Lecture, March 3, 2008

The world's demand for energy will grow by some 60% in the next 25 years. Satisfying that demand in an economical and environmentally acceptable manner is one of the most significant challenges facing society. read more.

Get the Lowdown on Cal’s Undergraduate Student Body

Alumni and friends often ask what today’s students are like, where they come from, how they differ from students of previous decades. Read the following series of articles about Cal undergrads to get those answers. read more.

Oppenheimer Lecture Open to All

Please attend the annual J. Robert Oppenheimer lecture on Monday March 17 at 6:30 pm in 155 Dwinelle Hall. N. David Mermin, Horace White Professor of Theoretical Physics at Cornell University, will be speaking. His lecture is entitled "Spooky Actions at a Distance?" read more.

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