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The Nobel Prize in physics: An Arkansas angle

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM

click to enlarge KYLE CRANMER
  • KYLE CRANMER
We hope to have some more later, but a quick word on news from a former classmate at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts that a Little Rock native was a member of the team that contributed to the recent Nobel Prize in physics. The prize went to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"

A native Arkansan who now teaches at NYU, Kyle Cranmer, was on the team at CERN that worked on the project. His faculty page at NYU lists some of the contributions to the work that substantiated the Higgs boson particle. The YouTube above features him lecturing on the subject.

The NYU Experimental Particle Physics Group reported on the work in advance of the expected award of the Nobel Prize. It mentioned Cranmer's work as editor of a key paper on the work and other elements of his work.

Cranmer has been destined for stardom at least since 1994, when he made the pages of the Arkansas Times in an article about his leadership at ASMSA in Hot Springs.


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