- JoAnne Hewett (SLAC)
459. Breaking the Myth of the "Non-Traditional" Physicist: The Real Story About Employment for Physics Graduates
Prof. Crystal Bailey (American Physical Society)
Physics degree holders are among the most employable in the world, often doing everything from managing a research lab at a multi-million dollar corporation, to developing solutions to global problems in their own small startups. Science and Technology employers know that with a physics training, a potential hire has acquired a broad problem-solving skill set that translates to almost any...
Stephane Coutu (Penn State University)
The study of cosmic rays beyond 10^18 eV gives us glimpses into the most energetic phenomena in the universe since the Big Bang. Projects such as the Pierre Auger Observatory, the HiRes Experiment and the Telescope Array have demonstrated the extragalactic origin of the most energetic particles. They have mapped out particle arrival directions on the sky to look for evidence of sources, have...
Samir Mathur (Ohio State University), Samir Mathur
Black holes are central to the study of string theory. First, we must understand how string theory solves the information puzzle found by Hawking; this direction explores the fundamental structure of spacetime. Second, one finds an intriguing extension of the idea that surface area measures entropy -- the Ryu-Takayanagi relation between surface area and entanglement entropy. Lastly, the...