The Posner Center Internship Program is now searching for applicants!

The Posner Center Internship Program is searching for applicants!  This funded internship ($3000 stipend) is  is open to all CMU undergraduate and graduate students. 

During the spring 2011 semester, the student will research their own topic, using books and artifacts in the Posner Memorial Collection in preparation for a summer or fall 2011 exhibit at the Posner Center. The exhibit will be promoted by the University Libraries and accessible to all Posner Center visitors, including the University’s Board of Trustees.
The application requires that students compose an essay explaining their interest or research question, suggesting possible books to use from the Posner Memorial Collection, and including a brief bio. More information can be found at: https://libwebspace.library.cmu.edu:4430/Research/posner_internship_web/index.html
All Carnegie Mellon University students are eligible to apply. The interdisciplinary collection includes titles on topics ranging from the history of science to the decorative arts. Students in all areas of study are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for individual study and exhibition. More information about the Collection is available at: http://posner.library.cmu.edu/Posner/
Applications for the spring 2011 Posner Center Internship are due on November 29, 2010 at 5pm. Please direct questions to the Special Collections Librarian, Mary Kay Johnsen, at 268-6622 or mj0g@andrew.cmu.edu.

Hogan's Holometer: Testing the hypothesis of a holographic universe

Over at Symmetry Magazine there's an amazing article on testing whether or not our universe is actually a holograph.

"In 2008, Fermilab particle astrophysicist Craig Hogan made waves with a mind-boggling proposition: The 3D universe in which we appear to live is no more than a hologram.

Now he is building the most precise clock of all time to directly measure whether our reality is an illusion.

The idea that spacetime may not be entirely smooth – like a digital image that becomes increasingly pixelated as you zoom in – had been previously proposed by Stephen Hawking and others. Possible evidence for this model appeared last year in the unaccountable “noise” plaguing the GEO600 experiment in Germany, which searches for gravitational waves from black holes. To Hogan, the jitteriness suggested that the experiment had stumbled upon the lower limit of the spacetime pixels’ resolution."

Read more by clicking the link below!
Hogan's Holometer: Testing the hypothesis of a holographic universe