David Armstrong studies a phenomenon that is ubiquitous in nature, yet only a few non-scientists know what it is.
In 1918, William & Mary welcomed its first female residential students. A century later, the university is preparing to host its first Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
A team of scientists at William & Mary led by Myriam Cotten is investigating a virtue of the striped bass: The fish contain biomolecules that have shown promise for therapeutic use in human medicine.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2018.
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
A recent discovery by William & Mary and University of Michigan researchers transforms our understanding of one of the most important laws of modern physics. The discovery has broad implications for science, impacting everything from nanotechnology to our understanding of the solar system.
It’s a case of acting differently when outmanned — or rather out-neutroned. Protons appear to get extra pep in their step when they’re outnumbered by neutrons in the atom’s nucleus.
It’s a common comedy trope: the industrial production line that speeds up beyond the limits of the humans who must work on it.
The core labs of the Applied Research Center are open for science and engineering after relocation to the science buildings at William & Mary.
Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary and longtime NOvA participant, became a NOvA co-spokesperson on March 21.
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature.
He is one of only 60 grad students to be selected in 2018 for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
Fermilab’s forefront neutrino experiment gains a new and experienced leader as it prepares for its future. Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary, was elected as NOvA’s new co-spokesperson.
Jonathan Frey is William & Mary’s new makerspace director.
William & Mary is launching a new engineering-oriented curriculum track, a variation on the university’s undergraduate physics major.
Ryan Chaban is a first-year Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Applied Science, working on some of the many knotty scientific problems that must be solved before we can tap the virtually limitless supply of energy that nuclear fusion can yield. He's also an award-winning essayist.
A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2017.
Chris Carone was recently elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
A number of William & Mary scientists were participants in the LIGO experiment, but will not share in the honors.
A scientific collaboration that includes physicists from William & Mary announced that three detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding.
Justin Stevens, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
A contingent of William & Mary students worked and studied this summer at CERN, the European high-energy physics facility renowned as the site of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
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.
William & Mary has joined six other Virginia research institutions in a formal agreement that will encourage shared use of scientific instrumentation.
A recent William & Mary physics Ph.D.is honored with Best Thesis award.
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, announced today that William & Mary physicist Charles Perdrisat is a co-recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Prize.
Andreas Stathopoulos is part of a collaboration that aspires to simulate the building blocks of matter on some of the biggest computers ever made.
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.
Kevin Kay ’17 couldn’t decide which part of his double major of music and physics he would pursue after graduating from William & Mary, until the answer was made perfectly clear.
The Food Truck for the Physics Mind paid a welcome visit to William & Mary yesterday.
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.
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.
Twenty talented and trailblazing professors from William & Mary have been selected to receive the 2017 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
Joseph Karpie, a Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, has been named a recipient of an award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
Physicist Rosa Alejandra "Ale" Lukaszew is serving a two-year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Department’s premier technology development agency.
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?
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.
Can the same type of technology Facebook uses to recognize faces also recognize particles?
When you can’t make sense of quantum mechanics, try thinking like a Bayesian.