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2010-11 Physics News

Our news stories are archived by academic year.
Reinard Primulando
Primulando chosen for Fellowship

Reinard Primulando, Ph.D. candidate, receives prestigious Fermilab Fellowship in Theoretical Physics.

W&M joins Virginia Nanoelectronics Center

The William & Mary group is part of a new industry-academia-government collaboration, the Virginia Nanoelectronics Center (ViNC). ViNC is based at the University of Virginia; the partnership also includes Old Dominion University.

UG Symposium
2011 Undergradute Symposium

Physics Students represent the department at recent Undergraduate Symposium.

Undergraduates win Gold and Bronze

William and Mary students win gold and bronze at "The University Physics Competition," an international contest for undergraduate students.

Two researchers recognized at symposium

Two William & Mary scientists working in the laboratory of R. A. Lukaszew recently were recognized at the 57th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society.

W&M receives $500k for biofuel study

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the College of William and Mary $500,000 to study various aspects of using wild aquatic algae as both biofuel feedstock and as a medium for helping to clean contaminated waterways.

'A 40-foot hole in the water'

A team of students and faculty launch an experimental algae-cultivation flume in Lake Matoaka. It's an initiative of the Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP), whose goal is to generate algae-based biofuel.

graduates 2010
Physics Graduation Ceremony 2010

The Department of Physics held their graduation ceremony outside on the Millington Lawn on Sunday, May 16, 2010

Francesca Fornasini
NSF Fellowship Awarded

Francesca Fornasini, Class of 2010 received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Astrophysics

Laserfest at W&M

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser. First event will be a photo contest.

2010 Graduate Symposium
Fifth Annual Graduate Research Forum

Physics graduate students participate in the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum held in Richmond, Virgina.

2010 Undergraduate Symposium

Physics Majors participated in the 2010 Undergraduate Symposium on Friday, February 26th.

JLab's 25 year celebration

Professor J. Dirk Walecka, Emeritus, gave one of the keynote speeches at the 25th Anniversary of Jefferson Lab.

Department of Physics Undergraduates Awards

Andrew Leister, Class of 2009, receives the Don Edward Harrison Jr. Award for Excellence in Physics. Francesca Fornasini and Virginia Forstall, Class of 2010, share the E. Gary Clark Memorial Scholarship.

Department of Physics Alumni Award

Douglas Dean was this year's recipient of the Alumni Prize for undergraduate research in Physics.

8th grad research symposium a success

Graduate students from different disciplines in Arts & Sciences come together once each year to unite in a display of intellectual firepower.