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Students who had science-related summer internships recounted their experiences.
Science Majors Share Summer Internship Experiences

Five Hamilton students who spent the summer working in science-related internships had the opportunity to share information on their experiences in the first event in a new Career Center series on Sept. 24.  More ...

Nick Sylvester '13, Brandon Wilson '14, Jill Hallak '13, Kerkira Stockton '14.
Students Work Electron Calibration for Collaborative aCORN Project

Hamilton physics concentrators Nick Sylvester ’13, Jill Hallak ’13, Kerkira Stockton ’14 and Brandon Wilson ’14 have spent the summer conducting research for the aCORN collaborative, a project being carried out by five universities and colleges and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  More ...

Katie Pierce '14 and McKinley Brumback '14
Student Researchers Study Supernova Variations

McKinley Brumback ’14 and Katie Pierce ’14 are working with Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly and her husband, University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Researcher Brian Connolly, on a summer research project that has the potential to fundamentally change much of what is known about the universe.  More ...

Emi Birch '14
Emi Birch ’14 Works to Build the Perfect Foucault Pendulum

As a physics and philosophy dual concentrator, Emi Birch ’14 has taken an interdisciplinary approach to her education, an approach that is also reflected by her summer research project. Birch is attempting to replicate an experiment conducted by French physicist Jean Foucault in 1851. Foucault hung a 67 meter (about 220 ft.) pendulum from the roof of the Pantheon, in Paris, in order to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.  More ...

Research Corporation grant collaborators Alistair Campbell, Wei-Jen Chang and Natalia Connolly.
Science Faculty Awarded Research Corporation Grant for Collaborative Work on Ich

Hamilton faculty Wei-Jen Chang (biology), Natalia Connolly (physics), and Alistair Campbell (computer science) have just been awarded a Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award by the Research Corporation.  This award, in the amount of $100,000, is for developing novel computational techniques for investigating gene interaction networks in fish parasite called Ichthyopthirius multifiliis (Ich).  More ...

Sunrose Shrethsa '14 and Elizabeth Jonathan '13
Jonathan ’13 and Shrestha ’14 Work to Optimize Solar Panel Efficiency

According to The Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch,” alternative energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.  Elizabeth Jonathan ’13, a physics concentrator and mathematics minor, and Sunrose Shrethsa ’14, a physics and mathematics double concentrator, are using their summer research grant to investigate new possibilities in this dynamic field.  More ...

Spencer Olsson '14
Olsson ’14 Applies New Physics Techniques to Gene Research

Spencer Olsson ’14,  a math concentrator with minors in physics and sociology, is spending this summer examining 28,000 rows of data on two fish parasites, a field of study normally researched by Hamilton’s biology department. Olsson is  applying a new physics research technique to the field of biology.  More ...

Philip Pearle
Pearle Publishes Paper in International Journal

Professor of Physics Emeritus Philip Pearle published “Simple Derivation of the Lindblad Equation” in the July issue of European Journal of Physics.

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John McEnroe, Maurice Isserman, Katharine Kuharic, Chaise LaDousa, Seth Major.
Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Presented to Six Faculty Members

Six members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds at Class & Charter Day on Friday, May 4. The Awards recognize individual accomplishments, but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  The awards were made in three categories: Career Achievement, Early Career Achievement and Notable Year Achievement.  More ...

Ann Silversmith and Dan Boye
Silversmith Lectures, Presents Poster at MRS Meeting

Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith presented a talk and a poster at the annual spring meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in San Francisco.

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