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Plume from Plasma Pencil Shown to Kill Leukemia Cells

The plasma pencil, a miniature light saber that Old Dominion University’s Mounir Laroussi created more than five years ago, has been shown in recent tests to kill leukemia cells, according to a paper published in the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics by Laroussi’s research team. ( More )

ODU Physicists Help Jefferson Lab Prepare for New Era of Research

Although the $310 million accelerator upgrade that is under way now at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News is not expected to be completed until 2014, hundreds of physicists – including 13 from Old Dominion University – have already queued up to make good use of the facility’s power boost. ( More )

Public Invited to Some Sessions of OCEANS '12 Conference

“OCEANS ’12, Harnessing the Power of the Ocean,” a conference expected to attract an international contingent of 2,500 engineers, scientists and public policy experts to Virginia Beach in October, will include several sessions that are open to the public. ( More )

ODU Faculty Present Climate-Science Research in Colorado

Presentations of projects that have been developed in conjunction with Old Dominion University’s Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) were on the agenda Sept. 13-15 of the International Conference on Culture, Politics and Climate Change at the University of Colorado Boulder. ( More )

Physics Open House Is Sept. 29

If you want to know more about the secrets of the Universe, or if you simply wonder what makes your hair stand on end, the Physics Open House at Old Dominion University on Saturday, Sept. 29, is where you can find answers. ( More )

'Black Holes' Is New Show at Planetarium

The public is invited to experience “Black Holes; Journey into the Unknown” at the Pretlow Planetarium at Old Dominion University beginning this month and continuing through Nov. 20. A full-dome show narrated by the actor Geoffrey Rush, “Black Holes” will be presented Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for the presentation. ( More )

ODU's Madhavan Wins Early Career Achievement Award from APA

Poornima Madhavan, an Old Dominion University psychologist whose research examines choices people must make in the face of stress and risks, has been named the winner of the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement of the American Psychological Association (APA). ( More )