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.
The NOvA remote control facility was funded from Patricia Vahle’s CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.
The freestanding camera obscura behind the Muscarelle is a partnership between photography, physics and architecture.
Marc Sher, Matt Allar and Barbette Spaeth are embracing significant changes to their physics, theatre and classical studies classes.
William & Mary physicist Konstantinos Orginos has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Bob McKeown was a participant in two of five experiments that shared the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
A group of physicists has published a set of results that could offer an avenue for the discovery of new physics beyond the Standard Model.
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
Academic libraries nationwide are beginning to embrace the open access movement, an effort to provide unrestricted online access to research.
W&M philosophers and physicists look at "Back to the Future" in different ways, though both disciplines are stumped by the same paradoxes.
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.
Jacob Gunnarson’s first reaction upon being handed the keys to the observatory was one of moderate horror.
Dawn Mansfield Arnall ’80, M.B.A. ’82, has donated more than $1 million to William & Mary to establish the Mansfield Professorship in honor of her family.
Ben Kincaid '17 spent his summer as a lab aide in William & Mary’s Applied Research Center.
Fermilab presented an analysis of the first results from its NOvA neutrino experiment on Aug. 7 and physicists from William & Mary were heavily involved.
Who is the mysterious author or authors of the copious annotations, edits and sometimes very strange markings that appear throughout the text of Swem Library's first-edition copy of Isaac Newton’s "Principia"?
Since the club's inception in 2014, members of the William & Mary Robotics Club have been coming up with interesting challenges in the field of robotics.
Several apples have begun growing on the university's Newton trees.
Congratulations to the 2015 Physics Graduates
Anuraag Sensharma '15 was selected as this year's student speaker for Commencement.
Two physicists are inviting their colleagues from across the university to investigate the possibilities of the Small Hall Makerspace May 18 to May 22.
Matthew Burton, a graduate student in the William & Mary Department of Physics, is part of the effort to make a better accelerator.
AJ Pyle was recently awarded the 2015 Cheryl Griffith Tropf Fellowship in Physics. Mr. Pyle was selected based on his strong progress on his research, and his excellent potential as a physicist. The award allows Mr. Pyle to fully focus on research during the spring semester and provides a small research budget.
William and Mary physics graduate student Matt Burton has received a Department of Energy, Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program award. Between 50 to 100 of these fellowships are awarded nationally each year.
The Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center March 20-21, 2015.
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.
A paper authored by recent William and Mary Ph.D. recipient, Zachary Brown, was singled out out in the prestigious journal, Physical Review D.
A physics undergraduate at William & Mary has been selected for a research assistantship at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab.