Physics@MIT Journal

Issue: Fall 2006

Message from the Department Head 4

New Faculty 6

Faculty Notes15

News & Events in Physics19

Student Honors & Awards 26

Alumni/ae Notes 51

Giving to the Department of
Physics
58

Leadership Gifts to the
Green Center for Physics
58

Donors 93

Resonating with Feshbach
32 Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek shares his personal perspective on the influence of MIT hero Herman Feshbach (1917-2000) on present-day physics, in particular the wide-ranging impact of the phenomenon known as "Feshbach resonance."
BY FRANK WILCZEK
 
Photonic Crystal Enhancement of Optical Non-linearities
36 Theorist Marin Soljačić describes the key role of photonic crystals in opening up innovative methods of signal processing with light.
BY MARIN SOLJAČIĆ
 
The Mystery of CP Violation
44 Experimental high-energy physicist Gabriella Sciolla shows how fundamental questions about matter and anti-matter are beginning to be answered by recent experiments at the world's largest accelerators.
BY GABRIELLA SCIOLLA