Weather on Mars ...

Congratulations to Dr. Dowling who is cited at the end of this Washington post article: “The weather on Mars is both totally alien and somewhat Earth-like all at once.” The citation reads: “Thanks to Professor Tim Dowling, who studies planetary atmospheres at the University of Louisville, for his valuable input for this story”

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Kudos to Dr. Banerjee!

Dr. Swagato Banerjee, a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received the 2015-2016 U.S. ATLAS Scholar Award (see,


image of Dr. Banerjee

Dr. Banerjee will work at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, which is a partnering US institution for the ATLAS program of CERN- the European Organization for Nuclear Research. ATLAS, is one of four detectors of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) facility at CERN. Dr. Banerjee will pursue searches for dark matter using mono-Higgs signatures, and on the design of the Phase 2 upgrade of the silicon pixel detector, including the impact of extending the coverage to the forward region.