Indiana University scientist named American Physical Society fellow

Indiana University professor J. Timothy Londergan has been elected as a fellow in the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, the pre-eminent organization of physicists in the United States. An emeritus professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, Londergan was honored for his “work on approximate […]

IU physicist presents new evidence about nature of the third mass state in neutrinos

A year and a day after delivering the first results from a multi-million-dollar detector built to shed light on the nature of neutrinos, IU physicist Mark Messier announced the project had produced new evidence about the nature of the “third mass state” of these mysterious subatomic particles. The results were presented at the 2016 International […]

Indiana University physicists playing key roles in quest for new particles

The building blocks that make up the elements on the periodic table are straightforward. Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons. But two of those particles – neutrons and protons – haven’t been considered elementary particles since the 1960s. They’re hadrons, composed of three quarks: subatomic particles that come in six “flavors,” up, down, top, […]

IU-built scintillator ‘in the game’ as NOvA experiment detects its first evidence of oscillating neutrinos

An Indiana University professor who is co-lead scientist on a major, multi-institutional investigation into the mysterious behavior of the subatomic particles known as neutrinos recently announced the project’s first results before an international gathering of colleagues. Mark Messier, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, delivered the address […]

Science mentoring at IU Bloomington: An ever-appreciating, unquantifiable investment

Some of you may have missed the news in January about Indiana University Bloomington physicist John Beggs and his long-distance cyber-mentoring of Horace Greely (N.Y.) High School senior Jiayi Peng to a second-place and $50,000 finish in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. The story of Beggs’ mentoring, above and beyond the […]

Science at Work: A rare science story with “legs,” and IU’s Ogren carrying the baton

The news media love stories with “legs,” those gifts that just keep on giving, keep on going, and in science news – short of the natural disaster – they come few and far between. Take the sports cliché, “You’re only as good as your last game,” and replace “game” with “research paper” and you get […]