Author: Niklas Manz

  • Hiking to conference

    Last weekend, I attended a conference in Germany. I used the opportunity during my sabbatical to return to this conference series, which I attended the last time in 2002. The conference takes place in a small village in the Harz, a Mittelgebirge (I didn’t know that this is an English word!) in Northern Germany. Because I had…

  • Senior Abigail Ambrose becomes SPS Associate Zone Councilor

    Senior Abigail Ambrose becomes SPS Associate Zone Councilor Abigail Ambrose is a senior physics major at the College of Wooster. From Fall 2018 to Spring 2020 Abigail is serving as the president of the Wooster SPS chapter as well as the Astronomy Club. She is very active in outreach, including writing new demonstrations at her school,…

  • Wooster awarded NSF grant for summer research

    Wooster Receives $325,000 Grant from NSF in Support of Summer Research Program WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster was awarded a grant of $326,132 on Tuesday from the National Science Foundation, extending support to the department of physics’ long-running and successful Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site.The three-year grant supports Wooster’s summer research program, which…

  • silver medal in the 2018 UPC

    Wooster team earns a silver medal in the 2018 UPC

  • Physics Today news story on Wooster research

    Observing geometric phases in the lab New analysis, simulations, and 3D printing expand the scope and appeal of a classical geometric phase. Richard J. Fitzgerald Falling cats and Olympic divers share the ability to twist, spin, and reorient themselves to land on their feet or make minimal splash. To accomplish that feat, they bend and…