Physics Department News

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Decoding sharks

A VIMS marine biologist and W&M undergraduate students collaborate on the Eastern Shore to uncover the secrets behind shark behavior

Brandon Buncher
William and Mary Physics Student Awarded SPS Leadership Scholarship

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.

Class of 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Physics Graduates

W&M announces 2016 Plumeri Award recipients

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.

‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ parallels COLL curriculum

The theatre department reached 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

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."

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Ultra-cold atoms deliver cool research

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.

High performance computing key to campus research

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.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Physics Graduates