Exotic non-Fermi liquid demonstratedNew research lead by UCD Theoretical Physicist Dr Andrew Mitchell has revisited non-Fermi liquid physics in quantum dots and indicates the presence of a possibly observable Majorana fermion at a symmetry point. The findings were published as an "Editor's Suggestion" in the prestigious APS Physical Review Letters.
Evidence for coupling of the Higgs boson to muonsA new result released by the CMS Collaboration presents evidence of the Higgs boson interacting with the muon. Members of the School of Physics at UCD were responsible for the high-level trigger system to record the data analysed.
Quantum topology uncovers new features of the famous 'Mott' transition in materialsNew research from the group of UCD Theoretical Physicist Dr Andrew Mitchell shows that the famous 'Mott' metal-insulator transition in materials science is in fact related to deep concepts in quantum topology. The findings were published as an "Editor's Suggestion" in the APS Physical Review.
Direct coupling of the Higgs boson to the bottom quark observedProf. Martin Grunewald of UCD School of Physics has been involved with the observation of coupling between the Higgs boson and the bottom quark at the CMS experiment in CERN. The observation represents yet another important milestone reached in the scrutiny of the Higgs boson and its interactions with Standard Model particles.
Astronomers Publish New Map of the Sky Detecting Thousands of Previously Unknown GalaxiesAn international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, including researchers from University College Dublin (UCD), has today published the first phase of a major new sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope.
Wavefront sensing with digital micromirrorsAssociate Prof. Brian Vohnsen of UCD School of Physics and his team have developed a Hartmann–Shack wavefront sensor that employs a digital micromirror device in combination with a single lens for serial sampling by scanning. The research is part of an H2020 ITN on Myopia Research.
Astronomers witness death of massive starAn international team of astronomers, including UCD physicist Dr Morgan Fraser, have managed to catch the first flash of light from an exploding star. The team used the four-meter Blanco telescope in Chile to repeatedly scan a small region of the sky, and managed to detect a handful of stars in distant galaxies at the moment they exploded as supernovae. The research is published in Nature Astronomy.
VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzleThe VERITAS collaboration, including UCD School of Physics members Assoc. Prof.
John Quinn and Ph.D. student Ste O'Brien, has confirmed the detection of very-high-
energy gamma-ray emission from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole,
observations prompted by the detection of a spatially coincident high-energy
neutrino event by the IceCube collaboration. This black hole is potentially the first
known astrophysical source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, a type of ghostly
subatomic particle, and the observations represent a breakthrough in multi-