KICP News, 2005

KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2006
August 15, 2005
The KICP invites applications for one or more NSF Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellows (at the rank of Research Associate) from young scientists of exceptional ability and promise who will have received a PhD. in Physics, Astrophysics or related fields by September 2006.

David Miller Wins Apker Award
October 7, 2005
David Miller, a recent graduate of the KICP, is the 2005 winner of the LeRoy Apker Award, sponsored annually by the American Physical Society and given to recognize outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduates.
David was a member of Juan Collar's group during his undergraduate research experience. He looked for high-energy axion or axion-like emissions from our Sun using a low-background calorimeter within the CAST (CERN Axion Solar Telescope) experiment at CERN. Such particles might be produced with a small probability in certain nuclear transitions in the Sun. David participated in all aspects of this project from its inception: selection of low-background detector materials, development of pulse-shape discrimination techniques, construction, installation and running of the detector, and data analysis leading to an experimental sensitivity that improves on astrophysical constraints on this mechanism of stellar energy loss.

The prestigious Apker Award includes an honorarium to be presented at a Society meeting. David is presently working with the ATLAS collaboration at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He will be attending graduate school at Stanford University in 2006.


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KICP Students: David Miller

Fred Kavli Honored by Scientific American Magazine
November 23, 2005
Fred Kavli has been honored as 'Policy Leader of the Year' by Scientific American in its December issue


Kavli Foundation news
December 16, 2005
The Kavli Foundation is joining with the National Academy of Sciences to support its Frontiers of Science Symposia, which brings together young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields.