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Relativistic Heavy Ion group publication in Nature Physics

December 10, 2018—

The Relativistic Heavy Ion team of Profs. Velkovska, Greene and Verweij, together with their students published a paper today in Nature Physics: “Creation of quark-gluon plasma droplets with three distinct geometries.” It is based on the thesis work of Qiao Xu (PhD 2018) and Sylvia Morrow (soon to graduate) .

There is a nice summary from Vanderbilt’s research news

and a press release from Brookhaven National Lab.

Marta Verweij featured in Symmetry magazine

December 4, 2018—A nice article in Symmetry magazine featuring Marta Verweij is on the current heavy-ion run at CERN:

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Congratulations to Keivan Stassun and everyone associated with the newly announced Frist Center for Autism and Innovation!

November 12, 2018—The initial funding from the TIPs program directed by Keivan has now been enhanced by a $10M gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist.

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PHENIX research highlighted by DOE Office of Science

September 10, 2018—Research from the PHENIX collaboration, for which Professor Julia Velkovska serves as deputy spokesperson, is the DOE's Office of Science highlight for Sept 4.

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Vanderbilt’s new Data Science Institute Launched

September 10, 2018—It is co-directed by Prof. Andreas Berlind.

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Keivan Stassun honored with a Presidential Award

June 26, 2018—Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is honored today with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring at a White House ceremony. The press release below also notes that Vanderbilt’s Center for Science Outreach is separately being honored for its organizational mentoring programs.

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Prof. Julia Velkovska and Prof. Marta Verweij interviews at Quark Matter 2018

May 17, 2018—

The links below show the interviews with professors Julia Velkovska and Marta Verweij about what is new and exciting from the PHENIX and the CMS collaborations at Quark Matter 2018 in Venezia, Italy.

» Julia Velkovska interview.

» Marta Verweij interview.

The interviews were conducted and produced by INFN Comunicazione (the communications division of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics).

David Weintraub’s new book generates good publicity

May 17, 2018—A few more examples : » Tennessean, » Religionnews, » USAToday.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Savanna Starko

May 9, 2018—NSF awarded 2000 fellowships this year across all disciplines and Savanna was one of seventeen recipients at Vanderbilt. Congratulations to her and her mentor, Professor Alfredo Gurrola.

NASA mission uses VU-developed map

May 9, 2018—Professor Keivan Stassun’s research in MyVU after the successful launch of TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite). » Read more.

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