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  • New research conducted between Dartmouth, Santa Clara University and Saint Anselm College explores the effects of superposition—the ability of an atom to exist in more than one state at the same time—on time keeping.  The study takes into account quantum effects beyond Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to make a new prediction about the nature of time leading to a correction in atomic clocks known as “quantum time dilation.” Recent alumni of Dartmouth Society of Fellow Alexander Smith...

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  • Professors Barrett Rogers and Lorenza Viola named to endowed chairs.

    Barrett Rogers

    Barrett Rogers '84, Thayer '86

    International...

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  • 2020 AGU Section Awardees and Named Lecturers were announced on Sept. 30. Our very own Professor Professor Kristina Lynch was selected to give the prestigious Marcel Nicolet Lecture.as selected to give the prestigious Marcel Nicolet Lecture. See the "Space Physics and Aeronomy" section of the announcement: eos.org/agu-news/2020-agu-section-...

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  • Auroral Reconstruction CubeSwarm (ARCS)

    NASA funding will further the study, design and engineering of the mission that would use an innovative, distributed set of sensors deployed on 32 CubeSats and 32 ground-based observatories. The combination of instruments and spatial distribution would provide a comprehensive picture of the drivers and response of the auroral system to and from the magnetosphere. The ARCS project is led by Professor Kristina Lynch, Dartmouth...

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  • The New England Theoretical Cosmology, Gravity and Fields Workshop is a collaboration of researchers at Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts. It was held at Brown University in 2016 and MIT in 2017. After a delay, the 2020 New England Theoretical Cosmology, Gravity and Fields Workshop was hosted...

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  • In June 2020, astrophysicists in the International LIGO-Virgo Collaboration discovered that there had been a collision between two objects in deep space. One of the objects was a massive black hole and the other was either the lightest-known black hole or the heaviest-known neutron star. Ryan Hickox, professor of physics and astronomy, talks about the discovery and its implications for the field of astrophysics. See the video...

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  • The Dartmouth department of Physics and Astronomy is outraged by the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and by the pattern of violence against Black Americans and the long history of systemic racism they represent. We say, unequivocally, that Black lives matter. The Department recognizes our responsibility to combat the racism that continues to be a problem in academia, including the fields of Physics and Astronomy.

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  • Dartmouth PhD students Linta Joseph and Ethan Williams both from the Ramanthan Lab were awarded NSF-sponsored QISE-NET awards this year. QISE-NET award recognizes a triplet of graduate student, his/her adviser and a mentor from industry. Linta will be working with IBM Q while Ethan will be working with the National High Field Magnet Lab. Congratulations to Linta, Ethan and Prof. Ramanthan.

  • Outreach effort by Dartmouth's quantum information science researchers has resulted in a new online teaching tool.  The beginner-level quantum education tool is aimed at making quantum ore accessible to novices.  The pilot program at at Hanover High School lasted two weeks and provided valuable feedback to Professor James Whitfield and his group's efforts to improve quantum education.

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  • NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) has annouced the next round of candidates for CubeSat space missions. Among those selected was Dartmouth's CubeSat project: Realistic Electron Atmospheric Loss (REAL)​​.  REAL is a scientific investigation mission designed to characterize the loss of particles from Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts. REAL will carry an energetic particle instrument that is sensitive to...

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