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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 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

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."

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.

JLab Research Advances Niobium Film Deposition

The work of Physics Ph.D. candidate Matthew Burton and his advisor R.A. Lukaszew is featured in the Volume 31 Number 5 edition of Cold Facts, a periodical produced by the Cryogenic Society of America

Library leads way in open access movement

Academic libraries nationwide are beginning to embrace the open access movement, an effort to provide unrestricted online access to research.

Nuclear physics panel advances Electron-Ion Collider development

A set of recommendations on ways to advance nuclear physics research in the United States includes the significant development of programs at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, a facility where scores of William & Mary scientists conduct research.


A new book on nanomagnetism, edited by Physics Professor Ale Lukaszew.

The red region is an area of ionized hydrogen where stars are forming and the blue region is a cloud of dust particles that reflect the light from nearby stars.
Horror. Beauty. Science.

Jacob Gunnarson’s first reaction upon being handed the keys to the observatory was one of moderate horror.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Physics Graduates

Bergan ’15 named Jefferson Prize winner

Will Bergan ’15, a math and physics double major from Springfield, Virginia, is the 2015 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy, William & Mary's top honor for science and mathematics undergraduates.