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Anthropology professor Nathan Goodale shows the children igneous (volcanic) rocks called obsidian and basal.
Science Faculty Introduce Local Children to the Wonders of Science

Lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” and a couple shrieks were heard in the Taylor Science Center during spring break when two groups of local third-grade students visited for some hands-on science learning with the help of Hamilton’s science faculty. For more than 20 years, Professor of Biology Dave Gapp has organized “Science Exploration Days” which bring classes of elementary school students to Hamilton for guided tours and short lessons in various areas of science.  More ...

Dr. Lisa Randall
Harvard Physicist and Author to Give James S. Plant Lecture

Lisa Randall, author and professor of physics at Harvard University, will deliver the James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture on Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center. Randall’s lecture, titled “Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Philip Pearle
Pearle Publishes Paper on Quantum Theory Modification

Philip Pearle, professor of physics emeritus, co-authored a paper published in the November issue of the journal Physical Review A (PRA). “Heating of trapped ultra cold atoms by collapse dynamics” was written with Franck Laloë of the École Normale Supérieure and William Mullin of the University of Massachusetts.  More ...

Understanding the Forces

Assistant Professor of Physics Kate Jones-Smith led a gallery talk and discussion on the mathematical and scientific concepts reflected in the Wellin Museum’s current exhibition Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature. The Feb. 19 talk explored how different practical and theoretical elements of math and science apply to Shotz’s work on display, many of which are sculptures named after scientific and mathematical terminology.   More ...

Kate Jones-Smith
Jones-Smith Discusses Fractals and Pollock’s Drip Paintings

Assistant Professor of Physics Kate Jones-Smith presented “Fractals and the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock” on Nov. 18 at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Her talk was part of the college’s Physics Fall Seminar Series.  More ...

New Faculty Appointed for 2014-15

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2014-15 academic year, including six tenure-track appointments, 24 visiting professors and instructors, and three teaching fellows.  More ...

Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith.
Silversmith Presents Paper at Luminescence Conference

Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith attended the International Conference on Luminescence in Wroclaw, Poland. She presented a poster with three coauthors:  Hamilton students Alexandra Huss '14 and Kevin Rovelli '15, and Professor Daniel Boye  of Davidson College.  More ...

Seth Major
Major Quoted in Inside Science Article

Professor of Physics Seth Major was quoted in an Inside Science article titled “Spacetime May be a Slippery Fluid.” The article described theories about the nature of gravity and how the cosmos works in its entirety.  More ...

Nine Students Awarded Class of '79 Travel Grant

Nine Hamilton seniors have been selected to receive the Class of 1979 Student Travel Award. The award, established by the alumni of Hamilton's Class of 1979, offers financial assistance to Hamilton students who wish to pursue extensive research projects in different parts of the world.  More ...

Philip Pearle
Pearle Publishes Chapter in Aharonov Festschrift

Professor of Physics emeritus Philip Pearle contributed a chapter titled “Collapse Miscellany” in Quantum Theory: A Two-Time Success Story, a Festschrift in honor of physicist Yakir Aharonov’s 80th birthday.  More ...

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