Bjoern Penning is New Assistant Professor of Physics

Bjoern PenningBjoern Penning has joined the Physics department as a new Assistant Professor. He researches dark matter (DM) and has performed direct DM searches at the LUX-Zeplin (LZ) experiment and collider DM searches with CMS and ATLAS.

At Brandeis, he is a member of the High-Energy Physics Group. He will focus on direct dark matter searches with LZ and phenomenological dark matter research.

Penning received his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg. Previous to his arrival at Brandeis, Penning was a Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Bristol.

Penning will teach Particle Physics (PHYS 107b) during the Fall 2017 semester.

Women in Science Events

Two Women in Science events this week.

  1. The Brandeis Chapter of SACNAS, in affiliation with the Science Club for Girls, would like to cordially invite you to the Fall 2011, Women in Science Panel. Join us this Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30pm in Volen 119 for a night full of professional development, networking, culture, and community!  Interdisciplinary, inclusive, and highly interactive, the SACNAS Women in Science Panel offers an unparallel venue for discussion between women in science and science students. Come hear about the journeys of amazing female scientists, and learn how you can play a unique role in changing the status quo.
  2. On Thursday, November 4, the Women in Science Initiative will hold a Kick Off Reception at 3:00 pm in Abelson 131, where Associate Professor of Physics Gabriella Sciolla will talk about Dark Matter.

As an appetizer, you can read more about the rich history of Brandeis women in science in a new story at BrandeisNOW.

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