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2016 Physics News

Chen team is first to show new potential cancer treatment utilizing microwaves to target deeply situated tumors
Chen team is first to show new potential cancer treatment utilizing microwaves to target deeply situated tumors

Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors.

De receives $1 million DOE grant to improve Titan supercomputer software for extreme scale applications
De receives $1 million DOE grant to improve Titan supercomputer software for extreme scale applications

Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been awarded a new $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology and materials science simulations.

Lopez receives AGU's 2016 Richard Carrington Award for his efforts in science education and public outreach
Lopez receives AGU's 2016 Richard Carrington Award for his efforts in science education and public outreach

Ramon Lopez, a professor of physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named the winner of the 2016 Richard Carrington Education and Public Outreach Award by the Space and Aeronomy section of the American Geophysical Union.

UTA researchers leading project to develop new device to deliver photo-induced cancer therapy to patients
UTA researchers leading project to develop new device to deliver photo-induced cancer therapy to patients

Physicists from The University of Texas at Arlington are leading a multidisciplinary project with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to develop a new multifunctional platform that can integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in a single, portable device.

Jin and UT Southwestern partnering to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
Jin and UT Southwestern partnering to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues.

UTA physicists preparing Titan supercomputer to process data from collisions generated by Large Hadron Collider
UTA physicists preparing Titan supercomputer to process data from collisions generated by Large Hadron Collider

University of Texas at Arlington physicists are preparing the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support the analysis of data generated from the quadrillions of proton collisions expected during this season’s Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiments.

UTA leading $7.3 million national initiative to create next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting
UTA leading $7.3 million national initiative to create next generation space weather simulator to improve forecasting

Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington are leading a $7.3 million national initiative to develop a next generation space weather simulator capable of predicting energy distributions during space weather events like solar flares to an accuracy of one degree longitude and one degree latitude - about 100 km in each direction.

UTA hosts international physics conference on neutrinos
UTA hosts international physics conference on neutrinos

Some 150 leading international physicists convened at The University of Texas at Arlington from January 12-15 to collaborate on the game-changing particle physics experiment known as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).