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F-Theory and the Classification of Little Strings

April 14, 2016

Depiction of how to construct the base of an F-theory model for a LST. All LST bases are obtained by adding one additional curve to the base for a 6D SCFT. This additional curve can intersect either one or two curves of the SCFT base. Much as in the study of Lie algebras, LSTs should be viewed as an “affine extension” of SCFTs. [Reprinted by permission from APS.]

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New Book by David Morin

April 7, 2016
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The new book by David Morin, Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner, is written for high school and college students learning about probability for the first time. It will appeal to the reader who has a healthy level of enthusiasm for understanding how and why the various results of probability come about.

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Enhanced Thermoelectric Power in Graphene: Violation of the Mott Relation by Inelastic Scattering

March 30, 2016

Figure 1: (a) The measured conductivity σ (a) and (b) TEP S as functions of temperature T and gate voltage Vg in the sample with lowest disorder in this experiment (sample D3). At T=20, 130, and 250 K (horizontal dash cuts), σ(Vg) and S(Vg) (solid curves) are shown in the overlaid graphs where the temperature cuts indicate σ or S=0. The upper inset shows a typical device image where the scale bar corresponds to 2  μm. [Reprinted with permission from APS ©2016.]

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Howard Georgi is the recipient of the DPF 2016 Mentoring Award

March 28, 2016
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Congratulations to Prof. Howard Georgi for receiving the 2016 Mentoring Award of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. The Award recognizes Prof. Georgi's "unique dedication to mentoring and supporting a large and diverse community of students and post doctoral fellows, whose creative theoretical endeavors have had an enormous impact on particle physics as well as the larger scientific community."

More information on the award can be found of the DPF web page.

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Lee Historical Lecture: Richard A. Muller

March 18, 2016
One Catastrophe After Another: The Big Bang, Death of the Dinosaurs, Ice Ages, Global Warming, and Beyond

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Geological Lecture Hall 100, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.
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My research has followed an interesting track of catastrophes, from the Big Bang, to supernovas, the destruction of the dinosaurs, the ice ages, global warming, and now air pollution–currently killing 4400 people every day in China. Remarkably, air pollution and global warming can be solved together.

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