• Fall 2023 EGLS Meeting
    On October 20-21, eight Wooster students attended the Fall 2023 Meeting of the APS Eastern Great Lakes Section at Cleveland State University. Senior Abrar Khondker and the Juniors Aeralyn Flynn and Gus Thomas presented posters on results from their summer REU at Wooster. Juniors Eric Johnson and Lily Baker presented research done at other REU… Read more: Fall 2023 EGLS Meeting
  • Spring 2023 EGLS Meeting
    On April 1st, two physics majors presented their Senior I.S. results at the Spring 2023 Meeting of the APS Eastern Great Lakes Section at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Daniel Cohen-Cobos presented “Simulating Reaction-Diffusion Waves as an Analog for Gravitational Lensing” and Michael Scarberry “Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction and its Metal Complex Catalysts”. The seniors Daniel and… Read more: Spring 2023 EGLS Meeting
  • March Meeting ’23 — Olivia’s Perspective
    My favorite part of the March meeting was the poster session, where I got to meet physics students from all over and see the different research projects they were working on. I also really loved browsing the physics bookstore and sitting in on the ‘Physics of Superheroes’ talk. During the poster session, someone left an… Read more: March Meeting ’23 — Olivia’s Perspective
  • Views on the Way to Vegas
    I’ve always loved looking out the window of the plane during flights, and I almost always request window seats, even though aisle seats are convenient in a lot of ways. But seeing the Earth from the air still gives me a sense of wonder. I flew out of Cleveland with wonderful late afternoon sun hitting… Read more: Views on the Way to Vegas
  • March Meeting ’23 – Mahala’s Perspective
    I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite moment during my trip to the APS March Meeting in Las Vegas. I was there to experience as many things as possible, morning to night. My motto became “I know I’m not going to sleep while traveling, so I’m embracing the adrenaline instead.” However, the most exciting… Read more: March Meeting ’23 – Mahala’s Perspective
  • March Meeting ’23 – Student Perspective
    My favorite part about the APS March Meeting was getting to talk to others during the poster sessions, since a lot of people had really interesting research topics. I also really liked the graduate school fair because it helped me learn about my options for grad school. Overall, the meeting was a great chance to… Read more: March Meeting ’23 – Student Perspective
  • March Meeting 2023 – Vegas!
    I recently traveled with four of our REU 2022 alumnae to the American Physical Society Meeting in Las Vegas! I arrived a day later than planned and running low on sleep, so I was rather overwhelmed by the whole atmosphere at the Flamingo casino and hotel where we were staying. Even finding my way out… Read more: March Meeting 2023 – Vegas!
  • 2023 Dewald Recognition Celebration
    On March 2, The College of Wooster held its 52nd annual Dewald Recognition Celebration honoring many of our amazing students.  Several of our (prospective) physics majors received awards and prizes. Physics Department: Check out previous recipients on our departmental awards page. College and Other Departments:
  • Wooster Physics alums — Kent Displays Colloquium
    The Physics Department hosted three outstanding alumni for a colloquium on Thursday February 23. Asad Khan ’93, Clinton Braganza ’03, and Nithya Venkataraman ’04 are all from Kent Displays, Inc, makers of the Boogie Board and other flexible liquid crystal displays. They presented technical information about how these cholesteric liquid crystal displays work as well as… Read more: Wooster Physics alums — Kent Displays Colloquium
  • Middle School Science Fair Judging
    It was a great honor to come over to Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Wadsworth, Ohio on January 27! Physics club had a blast judging some awesome middle school science fair projects and getting to discuss science with 7th and 8th graders. As judges, we had a rigid set of guidelines to follow to… Read more: Middle School Science Fair Judging