Department of Physics

July 2013:  Kent State Physics Professor Elizabeth Mann and her PhD advisee Pritam Mandal collaborate with researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, on research into lipid membranes of biological importance.  Their latest findings have been published this month in the prestigious Biophysical Journal. In recognition of the high...

Dr. Jinhui Chen attended an award ceremony (see photos) this month in Denver, Colorado, where American Physical Society President Michael Turner presented him with the 2012 George E. Valley Jr. prize. This prestigious award recognized discoveries by Dr. Chen while he was a postdoc at Kent State.

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...

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...

Former KSU postdoctoral researcher Jinhui Chen has been awarded the 2012 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize by the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of work done while he was a Kent employee.  The Valley Prize is the most prestigious award from the APS for an early career physicist (within 5 years past the PhD), and is highly competitive,...

College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Research Incentive awards for Spring 2012.   Innovation Research Seed Awards: Local Translation of Dscam in Axon Growth and Guidance (Kristy Welshhans, Department of Biological Sciences) High Throughput Microfluidic Method for Measuring Cell Stiffness (Chanjoong Kim, Chemical Physics...

 A public lecture on the universe on March 28, 2012

Kent State University researchers are co-leaders of an international team that discovered antihelium-4, the most massive antinucleus known to date. Discover magazine recently compiled a list of the top 100 science stories for 2011, and it ranked the antihelium-4 discovery as the number three story under physics and math, and as the number 20...

Kent State University researchers are part of a team of international scientists who have discovered antihelium-4, the most massive antinucleus known to date. This new discovery is the antimatter partner of the helium-4 nucleus, also called the alpha particle. Helium-4 is the normal form of helium, the second most abundant element in the universe...

University appoints Oleg Lavrentovich as Trustees Research Professor, names Hiroshi Yokoyama new Liquid Crystal Institute director Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, the most comprehensive research and educational center in the field of liquid crystals, has been demonstrating value with exciting new liquid crystal science...