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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 ...

Philip Pearle
Pearle Gives Course, Publishes Paper on CSL

Professor of Physics Emeritus Philip Pearle presented a mini-course at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and published a paper on his Continuous Spontaneous Localization (CSL) theory of wave function collapse.  More ...

Jacob Davidson '15, left, and Andrew Morrison '14.
Physics Students Engaged in National Research Project

Four fundamental forces - gravity, electricity, the strong force and the weak force - control all of the subatomic interactions that exist in our universe. The strong force dictates interactions between molecules in a nucleus while the weak force governs the process of radioactive decay.  The scientific community currently understands the first three forces well, but obtaining knowledge about the weak force has challenged physics researchers for decades. Andrew Morrison ’14 and Jacob Davidson ’15 are contributing to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aCORN Project, to gain a better understanding of the weak force.  More ...

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