Kent State Planetarium Presents Introduction to the Autumn Sky

The Kent State University Planetarium will present Introduction to the Autumn Sky, the first in its series of free public shows for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program, which will take place Friday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. nightly, will be presented by Brett Ellman, Ph.D., director for Kent State’s Planetarium.

Kent State Undergraduate Contributes to Particle Physics Research Effort

Urbana—In order to examine the workings of the smallest bits of matter, particle physicists smash subatomic particles together at tremendously high speeds and then analyze the resultant sprays (called jets) of even smaller particles, following them through their various decay paths. Huge quantities of data are taken from thousands upon thousands of collisions, the data are analyzed by powerful computers, and the ultimate findings contribute to our understanding of how our world and everything in it works on the most fundamental level.

Inaugural Internal Postdoctoral Seed Program to support 14 postdoctoral research fellows

The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the recipients of the inaugural Internal Post-doctoral Seed Program.  In this initial round, 12 proposals were selected which resulted in awards for the support of 14 post-doctoral associates for one year.  In addition, each of these awards was augmented by the investigators' departments and/or colleges to provide a total of two years of post-doctoral support.  Proposals were submitted by both individual research investigators and groups of investigators.