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 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.
Out of the 15 undergraduates chosen to participate from the United States, two—Hyneman and Bergan—hail from William & Mary's very own physics department.
Devil’s Advocate Andreas Stathopoulos narrowly out-argued representatives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural and computational sciences to win the annual Raft Debate, convincing a capacity crowd that none of the disciplines were worth saving.
It’s called NOvA, and after nearly five years of construction, scientists are now using the two massive detectors—placed 500 miles apart—to study one of nature’s most elusive subatomic particles.
The Raft Debate will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Gene Tracy is one of the authors of a collection of techniques, methods and equations that can be used in more complex ray-tracing applications.
Seth Aubin, associate professor of physics at William & Mary, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year by Fulbright Canada.
William & Mary graduate student Valerie Gray was chosen this year by American Physical Society members as chair-elect for the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs.
William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus.
Alumnus Ted Dintersmith '74 will speak at William & Mary's 2014 Opening Convocation ceremony, scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Wren Yard. The annual event welcomes new students to campus and marks the beginning of the academic year.
Reed Beverstock '14 and Daniel Duane '15 make up a team that is preparing video modules to be used in an initiative titled Enhancing Problem-Solving Skills Using Online Tutorials.
Four projects designed to improve the quality, scope and/or efficiency of programs at William & Mary were made possible this semester with support from the provost's Creative Adaptation Fund.
Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 11 at 1:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn
Two William & Mary undergraduates will spend the summer conducting research at the laboratories of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland.
One of two clones of Isaac Newton’s original apple tree is already bearing a blossom.
Particle Physicists Utilize Innovations in Neutrino Detection
Physicists are still searching for dark matter—the universe’s missing puzzle piece
Because these subatomic particles are so important on so many levels, there are many neutrino experiments going on and William & Mary physicists are involved in a number of them.
TribeHacks, the first-ever hackathon held at William & Mary, is set for March 29-30 in Swem Library.
Some 200 people gathered outside of Small Hall for a ceremonial planting of William & Mary’s Newton tree on Feb. 22.
The result of the Parity-Violating Deep Inelastic Scattering (PVDIS) experiment was published in the Feb. 6 edition of Nature.
The hyper-rational world of science has always made a bit of room to accommodate legend and William & Mary will soon be home to a living piece of one of the most well known scientific legends: a descendant of Isaac Newton’s apple tree.
William & Mary will soon be home to a living piece of one of the most well-known scientific legends: a descendant of Isaac Newton's apple tree.
The university’s Noyce Scholars Program received National Science Foundation funding for its second phase.
Ceremony to celebrate the planting of a direct descendent of the apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation. The tree is a gift of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, propagated and donated by Bill Mackintosh.
David Armstrong, Chancellor Professor of Physics at William & Mary and chair of the department, is a member of the Qweak Collaboration, a collection of scientists who recorded the first ever direct measurement of the weak charge of the proton at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).
Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes five exceptional faculty members with the Alumni Fellowship Award.
2 William & Mary Graduate Students won the AVS award during the 60th International AVS symposium
William & Mary's mathematicians are taking data analysis to a new extreme — and they're looking for students to join them.
William & Mary's physics department will host its the annual PhysicsFest event on Oct. 26.
The Fall 2013 winners of the Annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William & Mary Alumni House on Thursday September 19. Patricia Vahle, Associate Professor of Physics was one of the recipients of the 2013 Alumni Fellowship Award.
The premature baby’s life is well monitored, but precarious. Among the dangers that preemies face are episodes of central apnea.
William & Mary physicist Marc Sher will take a year's leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation as a temporary program director — also known as a "rotator."
Hans von Baeyer says that we all can stop worrying about Schrödinger's Cat. Science's most famous imaginary feline may indeed be dead—or perhaps it's alive. But it is certainly not both.
Ms. Elana Urbach, a rising William and Mary Senior, was a recipient of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Top Leadership Scholarship for 2013
Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 12 at 2:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn
Anne Norrick is awarded the 2012 Rolf G. Winter Teaching Award
The gift will benefit athletic scholarships, stadium renovations and other needs.
Chris Monahan is the recipient of the 2013 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, which will provide $11,000 for his research.
It turns out that the Higgs boson looks exactly like Marc Sher always said it would, and now he's a little bummed.
Theoretical physicist Joshua Erlich can't prove that dark matter exists. Dark chocolate is another matter.
The new dome and its 14-inch computer-controlled telescope will give William & Mary much improved astronomical functionality.
A cadre of William & Mary's physicists was involved in a project that made the Physics World list of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.