Physics Department News

DUNE
Why is there anything? A big question requires a big experiment

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.

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GlueX experiment probes the properties of the strong force

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.

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The inside scoop on ringing the Wren Bell

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.

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Dance, physics and music each have a role in ‘A Life With No Limits’ production

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.

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Taking a drive to Venus? W&M physicist does the math

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?

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The worlds of psychology and science fiction collide

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.

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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

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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."

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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