Prof. Halperin and Prof. Sauls Win Fritz London Memorial Prize

February 20, 2017 - William Halperin and James Sauls have won the premier prize in the field of low-temperature physics. They are cited for thier pioneering work on the influence of disorder on the superfluidity of Helium-3.

Prof. Prem Kumar Receives DOD Award

February 8, 2017 - Prem Kumar (AT&T Prof. of Information Technology, joint with EECS), Receives Award for Outstanding Service following four years as a Program Manager at the Defense Science Office.

Conditions right for stars, planets near Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

February 1, 2017 - Blobs of gas near the Milky Way’s center may be just the right mass to harbor young stars and possibly planets, too. Any such budding stellar systems would face an uphill battle, developing only about two light-years from the galaxy’s central supermassive black hole with its intense gravity and ultraviolet radiation. But it’s not impossible for the small stars to survive in the hostile place, a new study suggests.

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