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Physics’ Pavel Fileviez Perez publishes theory for neutrino masses

As seen in The Daily On Oct. 11, Pavel Fileviez Perez, of the Department of Physics, published an article in Physical Review D titled “Low Scale Seesaw with Local Lepton Number.” Article summary The origin of the charged fermion and gauge bosons masses in the Standard Model of particle physics is well understood. After...

Physicists Pino Strangi and Mike Hinczewski perfecting new methods for creating ultra-vibrant optical coatings; applications for solar panels, virtual displays

As seen in The Daily: October 23, 2023 Revolutionizing Color Technology and Solar Energy (Cleveland, Ohio) Case Western Reserve University physicists are developing ultra-thin optical coatings that could dramatically extend the life of solar panels, as well as improve areas like data storage, or protection against counterfeiting. “Imagine a world where surfaces...

Harsh Mathur on Modified Newtonian Dynamics as an Alternative to the Planet Nine Hypothesis

as seen in The Daily... Plot Thickens in Hunt for Ninth Planet Outer reaches of solar system could harbor another planet—or evidence modifying laws of gravity A pair of theoretical physicists are reporting that the same observations inspiring the hunt for a ninth planet might instead be evidence within the solar system...

Jesse Berezovsky leads researchers advancing atomic-scale technology

Case Western Reserve researchers investigate magnetic materials in National Science Foundation-funded quantum research that could aid transformers, power converters As seen in The Daily - Advancing atomic-scale technology - research x science & tech  A Case Western Reserve University-led team is working on technology that could dramatically improve electrical transformers and...

Innovator of the Year: Early Career ~ Lydia Kisley Assistant Professor of Physics

Innovator of the Year: Early Career Lydia Kisley Assistant Professor of Physics Six years ago, Lydia Kisley was recognized as one of the “brightest young innovators and game changers” by Forbes in its “30 Under 30” list. Now, she’s being recognized as one of Case Western Reserve’s Innovators of the Year—specifically for early career...

Physics’ Johanna Nagy and Lydia Kisley discuss their technology and engineering projects

As seen on PBS television and podcast New developments in engineering and technology A Global Outlook with a Local View PBS: Johanna Nagy and Lydia Kisley, both assistant professors of physics in the Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, CWRU, discuss their local scientific projects with global implications in the engineering and technology...