• Junior Independent Study
    The junior physics majors are each working away on their “self-designed” projects. Each student develops a proposal for their own research question and spends the weeks after spring break developing a procedure, exploring their question, and then writing up their results. It’s so much fun for me as the professor to walk around checking on… Read more: Junior Independent Study
  • Total Eclipse!
  • APS March Meeting – Student Perspectives
    One of the more interesting parts of the trip was overhearing other physicists discussing their results and experiences. I heard an experimentalist say they felt like a human linear regression machine exploring parameter space in the lab, which I can unfortunately relate to! Gus Thomas, Wooster ’25
  • March Meeting 2024 – Minneapolis
    The March Meeting in Minneapolis was an excellent conference — back to the pre-pandemic levels of energy and excitement. Early morning, ready for the first day of the March Meeting! It was great to get this perspective from one of the upper floors of the hotel, and I love the reflection of the sky in… Read more: March Meeting 2024 – Minneapolis
  • Total Solar Eclipse Event
    Come celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 with Wooster’s Astronomy Club and the Physics Department! The partial eclipse starts at 1:58 pm and totality will be at 3:13 pm! For any questions, please contact Dr. Laura DeGroot at
  • 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