Aspen Center for Physics

Sonia Paban

Sonia Paban is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the fundamental physics of the early universe, a period known as cosmic inflation. Sonia’s research seeks to understand how likely it was for the universe to enter this period of exponential expansion. She is also interested in which detailed particle physics mechanisms are both compatible with the observations and with String Theory.

Patty Fox

Professor Sean McWilliams says "As a kid I wanted to go to the stars and be an astronaut. As I got more sophisticated in my thinking, I wanted to understand what we were seeing when we look at stars." Sean is now an assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University.  His work focuses on gravitational-wave astronomy, where he contributes to several current and future observational missions.   

Ajay Gopinathan joined UC Merced just as it opened and served as one of the founding members of the faculty, helping build undergraduate and graduate programs in Physics as well as interdisciplinary centers and institutes on campus.

University of Pittsburgh

Brian Batell teaches particle physics at the University of Pittsburgh. For today's episode of Radio Physics he explains dark matter and the Higgs boson.

Symmetry Magazine

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, March 28th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like the physics lecture We Have No Idea: An Exploration of the Unanswered Questions About Our Universe follow the headline...

Dr. Randy Hulet

Dr. Randy G. Hulet,  Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University in Houston, discusses ultra-cold atoms and super conductivity as well as the value of fundamental physics.

Theoretical physicist and professor of physics at Boston University Dr. David Campbell specializes in nonlinear phenomena and condensed matter physics. He joined Matt Popish from Aspen High School and Will Kaufman from Glenwood Springs High School to talk about his work.