A recent article by NASA highlights the new method an international team of astronomers has used in handling information gathered from the Suzaku X-ray observatory. Team member Carles Badenes was consulted by NASA on the new efforts and explained the difficulties typically associated with identifying supernova remnants.
Hrvoje Petek's team of experimental and theoretical physicists and chemists from the University of Pittsburgh and Institute of Zagreb, Croatia, have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The teams work is published online in Nature Physics.
Sergey Frolov has received a $3 million Office of Naval Research Basic Research Challenge grant to explore ways of transforming quantum computing through the use of an unusual particle. Sergey will be the primary investigator for the study on the Majorana fermion, a long-posted but elusive elementary particle that Sergey and colleagues discovered in 2012.