Sean Conroy Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • World's most powerful X-ray laser to be built

    Keith Hodgson of Stanford University flew to Pittsburgh last Monday to deliver the Buhl Lecture at Carnegie Mellon, an annual physics presentation held at the Mellon Institute. The lecture was about the emergence of a new technology that will enable detection of atomic transitions and chemical reactions that take place on the order of femtoseconds.

    SciTech | April 17, 2006
  • Briefs

    Giant cave found with new species

    SciTech | February 27, 2006
  • Experiment of the week: Satellite used to study general relativity

    Gravity Probe B, a well-endowed NASA/Stanford satellite, is at this moment orbiting the Earth. The satellite’s main feature is its four perfectly spherical, shiny balls. These balls serve as the world’s most perfect gyroscopes, used in an extraordinarily complex and expensive experiment to observe the effects of general relativity.

    SciTech | February 13, 2006
  • Experiment of the week: neutron activation used for material analysis

    Welcome to SciTech’s new “Experiment of the Week” section. The science staff at The Tartan has noticed that a lot of exciting science occurs at CMU and around the world that no one hears about. Our hard-working staffwriters hope to change that by featuring exciting experiments or research techniques that you’re probably not familiar with, from zero-gravity research aboard the “Vomit Comet” to NASA...

    SciTech | February 6, 2006
  • Carnegie Mellon receives grant for domestic and international security research

    Getting a $2 million research grant is a bit unusual, but then so are the researchers who work in Carnegie Mellon’s Engineering and Public Policy department (EPP). They’re more politically opinionated than your typical scientists, but these EPP professors all have advanced degrees in physics, computer science, and biology. Although they currently teach, previous job experiences range from NASA shu...

    SciTech | January 30, 2006