October 2018
LSU Physicist Receives NSF Grant to Develop the Quantum Internet

Jonathan Dowling , Hearne Chair of Theoretical Physics and professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, and colleagues from University of Colorado – Boulder, University of Texas Austin and the University of Virginia have been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ways to share quantum information on light rather than electricity. The scientists will create a single photonic integrated circuit chip for much more secure quantum communications and computation than is currently available. Dowling’s work could significantly improve data encryption for personal privacy in quantum computing . | More
Dean Cynthia Peterson Receives 2018 Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award

Cynthia Peterson , dean of the LSU College of Science and Seola Arnaud and Richard V. Edwards Jr. Professor, has been named this year’s Jacobs Professor of Excellence award. Cynthia was recognized during the pre-game activities just before the LSU football team took on Mississippi State this past Saturday. | More
Lubricity Labs Partners with LSU on Recycling Program

Lubricity Labs, the Baton Rouge-based manufacturer of anti-frizz haircare products, is launching of a new recycling program in support of the LSU Campus Sustainability initiative. LSU geology alumnus and Lubricity founder and CEO Boyce Clark has launched a program that encourages customers who have purchased products through the company’s website to return their used product packaging to Lubricity Labs headquarters offices. Once received, Lubricity Labs will then ensure the packaging is recycled properly, and customers get a 40% discount off of their next purchase. | More
Hi-tech Merges with Charming Past in LSU Museum of Natural Science 

The LSU Museum of Natural Science uses iPads to give visitors an interactive look into dioramas, some more than 60 years old. The ipads are a welcomed addition to what has become a popular field trip spot for area schools, camps, and youth groups, and key location for community outreach activities like the Night at the Museum series, Special Science Saturday events, and LSU Girls Day at the Museum. | More
Retracing Antarctica’s Glacial Past

LSU Department of Geology & Geophysics Associate Professor Phil Bart and his students have excavated and analyzed ancient fossilized organisms from the bottom of the ocean in Antarctica and discovered new information about an ice shelf that will inform future sea level rise predictions. Their research was published in the September Nature’s Scientific Reports . | More
Three Graduate Degrees, Meditation and Drug Repurposing Research: It’s All a Balancing Act

Recent graduate Misagh Naderi earned a PhD and two masters degrees all while conducting research to combat rare orphan diseases. Carrying this workload may seem quite stressful, but Misagh has discovered tools and techniques to keep his stress at bay, and he’s ready to share what he’s learned.  More
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