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Moving Forward with Materials Research

CEM Graduate Student Jennifer Soliz work in the lab. Credit: Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University

CEM Graduate Student Jennifer Soliz work in the lab. Credit: Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University

If you’re interested in materials research, which can range from improving medicine to advancing computer technology, consider one of the thirty Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers at universities across the country. The interdisciplinary focus of the centers means you interact with students across multiple fields including physics, chemistry and engineering.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joins Dark Matter Hunt

JinPing

China has joined Italy, the United States and Japan in the hunt for the elusive dark matter. The team, led by Dr. Xiangdong Ji, a physicist and Dean of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, has set up the deepest laboratory in the world, 2,500 meters under the marble mountain of JinPing in Sichuan province, in the southwest of China.

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University of Arizona Digs Bennu

OSIRIS-REx. Image: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

What is Bennu, and what does the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences have to do with it? Here’s a hint: UA really digs space rocks.

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A New Magnetic State?

Photo: Flickr/Oskay (cc).

Besides being your best and most comprehensive source for grad programs in the physical sciences, AIP’s GradSchoolShopper.com also features a handful of outstanding programs representing a cross-section of what’s out there in the world of the physical sciences. Today’s case in point: University of Arkansas researchers have discovered a new magnetic state, never before observed.

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…and What Do You Want? (AKA Survey Says, Part 2)

What kind of GradSchoolShopper content do you want to see?

Last week we took a look at some of the results of the GradSchoolShopper survey you (or anyway, 100 people like you) took time to fill out at the 2013 APS March Meeting in Baltimore.  In case you missed the first installment, you might want to click over and take a look at Part 1 (Who Are You?).

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You want to be at a school where you’re going to be happy, because this will facilitate your ability to finish your degree. Choose locations and programs that offer a work-life balance in order to maximize your potential for success. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2

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