Ryan Chaban is a first-year Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Applied Science, working on some of the many knotty scientific problems that must be solved before we can tap the virtually limitless supply of energy that nuclear fusion can yield. He's also an award-winning essayist.
A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2017.
Chris Carone was recently elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
A number of William & Mary scientists were participants in the LIGO experiment, but will not share in the honors.
A scientific collaboration that includes physicists from William & Mary announced that three detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding.
Justin Stevens, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
A contingent of William & Mary students worked and studied this summer at CERN, the European high-energy physics facility renowned as the site of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Fermilab scheduled a July 21 groundbreaking ceremony a mile underground near Lead, South Dakota, the site of Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). William & Mary is a member of the LBNF-DUNE collaboration.
William & Mary has joined six other Virginia research institutions in a formal agreement that will encourage shared use of scientific instrumentation.
A recent William & Mary physics Ph.D.is honored with Best Thesis award.
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, announced today that William & Mary physicist Charles Perdrisat is a co-recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Prize.
Andreas Stathopoulos is part of a collaboration that aspires to simulate the building blocks of matter on some of the biggest computers ever made.
A William & Mary physicist is the lead author on a paper describing the first experimental result from the newly upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Kevin Kay ’17 couldn’t decide which part of his double major of music and physics he would pursue after graduating from William & Mary, until the answer was made perfectly clear.
The Food Truck for the Physics Mind paid a welcome visit to William & Mary yesterday.
Their coursework finished, W&M pending graduates celebrate the Last Day of Classes by ringing the Wren Bell. There's more to it than you know.
Science and art are colliding on the William & Mary campus as part of a performance that will be staged this spring. Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre is developing its production of “A Life With No Limits,” nspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and will perform the Virginia premiere of the show at the Kimball Theatre May 6-7.
Twenty talented and trailblazing professors from William & Mary have been selected to receive the 2017 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
Joseph Karpie, a Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, has been named a recipient of an award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
Physicist Rosa Alejandra "Ale" Lukaszew is serving a two-year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Department’s premier technology development agency.
In the spirit of learning more about the complexities of space exploration, W&M News recently sat down with Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, an assistant professor of physics, to pose a question. Just how long it would take to travel to the planet of Venus, in a car?
William McIntosh is living a dream as a science fiction author, spending his days writing, revising and brainstorming new ideas for his stories — some of which may soon be on television.
Can the same type of technology Facebook uses to recognize faces also recognize particles?
When you can’t make sense of quantum mechanics, try thinking like a Bayesian.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the media.
If the known flavors of neutrinos — tau, electron & muon — aren't crazy enough for you, there's the sterile neutrino. Or maybe there isn't.
The Tom W. Bonner Prize, awarded each year by the American Physical Society, is among the top honors a nuclear physicist can receive. The 2017 Bonner Prize goes to a physicist who has been at William & Mary since 1966.
A VIMS marine biologist and W&M undergraduate students collaborate on the Eastern Shore to uncover the secrets behind shark behavior
Brandon Buncher has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship by the Society of Physics Students (SPS). These awards recognize a student's leadership role in their institution's chapter society and encourage the study of physics and the pursuit of scholarship.
The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association recently recognized William & Mary with a pair of awards.
Congratulations to the 2016 Physics Graduates
Five alumni have been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today.
Professor Emeritus John Robert Kane, age 80, died peacefully on May 26, 2016, following complications of a fall.
Students will be able to check-out the solar-powered bike-car hybrid, which is one of the projects approved this spring for green fee project funding.
Planetary transits are essentially teeny, tiny eclipses and so it was proper that a group of William & Mary faculty preparing for a 2017 solar eclipse get a start with a viewing of the transit of Mercury.
From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus.
The theatre department reached out to the physics department for insight as it prepared to perform 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile,' a comedy by Steve Martin that examines the intersection of art and science.
It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."
The first spin-off business to emerge from the Small Hall makerspace, a lab set aside specifically for creative tinkering, is an artisan studio selling laser-carved wooden sculptures.
The scholarships are reserved for students studying math, science or engineering who intend to pursue a Ph.D.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
William & Mary physicist Wouter Deconinck is a member of an ad hoc committee of the American Physical Society that has just released a report titled “LGBT Climate in Physics: Building an Inclusive Community.”
More than 150 grad students from the arts and sciences presented their research March 18-19 at the Sadler Center
A Ph.D. student’s physics research on trapping and manipulating ultra-cold atoms will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19.
Irina Novikova, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, was recently honored for her contributions to the peer-review process.
All of the William & Mary LIGO collaborators, as well as most of the other physicists involved, were able to keep the secret over the months between the Sept. 14 observations and the Feb. 11 announcement.
W&M IT's High Performance Computing (HPC) team provides the computing power, technical skill and intellectual acumen to support research computing at W&M.
Mikhailov, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the group at the center of the announcement.
Ellie Radue was recently awarded the 2016 Cheryl Griffith Tropf Fellowship in Physics.
Congratulations to the 2015 Physics Graduates