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Physics’ Xuemei May Cheng’s Research Group Studies Spintronics

Posted October 13, 2014
Yilun Tang, Alena Klindziuk, and Leqi Liu at the Argonne

This summer, Class of 2017 members Leqi Liu, Alena Klindziuk, Yilun Tang, and graduate student Xiao Wang went to the Advanced Photon Source of  the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, a massive facility that generates the brightest hard X-ray beam in the Western Hemisphere, to study the magnetic properties of platinum-magnetic insulator bilayer thin […]

Flipping the Physics Classroom

Posted June 26, 2014
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Bryn Mawr Physics Chair Elizabeth McCormack is featured in the Spring 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bulletin for an article on professors who have sought to increase student engagement by “flipping” their classroom — sending lecture materials to students before class to allow for more interactive learning during class hours. From the HHMI Bulletin: At […]

Physics Department Welcomes Diverse Group of Alumnae Back to Campus for Panel

Posted January 30, 2014
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Throughout the year, Bryn Mawr’s academic departments and various student groups invite alumnae back to campus to give current students a sense of the diverse paths their degree might take them. The Bryn Mawr chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently welcomed back to campus Padmini A. Menu ’98, Emily Gallagher ’85, Mary Kutteruf […]

Physics Majors Chronicle Summer Research and Internships

Posted October 3, 2013

The fall semester may be in full swing but students continue to share the many exciting research and internship opportunities they participated in over the summer. The Department of Physics has posted blog entries from several seniors who took part in summer research programs and internships. Elisa Yang, worked in the Magnetoelectronics and Spintronics group […]

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat Receives Prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Posted February 16, 2012
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Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat is among the outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship, announced the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on Feb. 15. The Sloan Fellowship will help support Battat’s related research with two groups. Battat is a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation (APOLLO) […]

Evan Schneider ’10 Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Study of Astrophysics

Posted May 12, 2011
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Evan Schneider ’10, of Lynchburg, Va., is one of five Bryn Mawr graduates and alumnae who have been awarded a 2011 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Now a graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Arizona, Schneider plans research into an improved method for detecting black holes that serve as the nuclei of galaxies.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Katy Tolfree ’99 Returns to Astophysics to Study Galactic Evolution

Posted May 12, 2011
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The fifth Bryn Mawr A.B. to win a 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is Katy Tolfree ’99, who has recently returned to academe after an absence of several years to pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the evolution of spiral galaxies.

After a Summer in the Chinese Media Spotlight, Inventor Ying Pan ’13 Settles Into Life at Bryn Mawr

Posted October 7, 2009
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Inventor Ying Pan ’13 of Guangzhou, China, won a major prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May and found herself in the heat of the media spotlight as she prepared to leave home for her first semester at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

New faculty: Michael Schulz ties relativity to quantum mechanics with string theory

Posted January 17, 2008
photo: Michael Schulz

Thanks to theories of relativity, science has developed ways to explain the relationships among energy, gravity, and mass, and with the rise of quantum physics, we have gotten a glimpse into the workings of subatomic particles. These hypotheses and laws have proven extraordinarily useful in expanding humankind’s understanding of the universe and of the individual […]