Physics Blog


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…
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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…
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March Meeting ’23 — Olivia’s Perspective

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…
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Views on the Way to Vegas

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…
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March Meeting ’23 – Mahala’s Perspective

March Meeting ’23 – Mahala’s Perspective

For those unable to enjoy the traditional Las Vegas activities, here is my take: fulfill your childhood dreams instead. Have dessert for breakfast. 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…
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March Meeting ’23 – Student 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…
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March Meeting 2023 – Vegas!

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….
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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: Ann C. Mowery Endowed Scholarship: Olivia Green ‘23 Joseph Albertus Culler Prize in Physics: Karmellah Buttler ’25 and Taliah Lansing ‘25…
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Wooster Physics alums — Kent Displays Colloquium

Asad Khan ’93, Clinton Braganza ’03, and Nithya Venkataraman ’04 enjoy the sunshine with Dr. Don Jacobs and Dr. Susan Lehman 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,…
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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…
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CUWiP 2023 at Penn State

The Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) was an incredible experience! Ten Wooster students had the opportunity to go to the conference at Pennsylvania State University. We enjoyed learning about the wide range of professions we can pursue with a physics degree, hear about different research topics in various…
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Compton Generator

Recently, we became aware that Arthur Holly Compton built an experiment to demonstrate Earth’s spin, while an undergraduate student at the University of Wooster. John Lindner explained Compton’s device in a blog post.
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Successful Fall 2022 EGLS meeting

Two students who participated in The College of Wooster’s 2022 Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program earned awards for their research at a recent regional meeting of the American Physical Society (APS). Read more on Wooster News.
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2022 Nobel Prize Colloquium

Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger are sharing the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics, for conducting groundbreaking experiments using entangled quantum states, where two particles behave like a single entity.  In an entangled pair, what happens to one of the particles determines what happens to the other particle, even if…
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PhysCon 2022

Every four years, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma organizes the Physics Congress meeting (PhysCon). It is the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students in the US, and PhysCon 2022, held in Washington D.C. on October 6-8, absolutely lived up to our expectations! The Omni Shoreham hotel, was…
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Groundhog in the fume hood

A groundhog visited Taylor Hall on July 6.See Paul Bonvallet’s Twitter post and the August 8 report in C&EN.
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Professor Manz publishes article as part preservation, part celebration

Niklas Manz, associate professor and department chair of physics at The College of Wooster, recently co-authored an article in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, a  peer-reviewed publication. The article, “Science, serendipity, coincidence, and the Oregonator at the University of Oregon, 1969–1974” is the feature piece in the journal’s Focus Issue and…
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Science, serendipity, and coincidence

As part of my science history project, the article “Science, serendipity, coincidence, and the Oregonator at the University of Oregon, 1969–1974” has been published in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. It’s especially exciting because it’s the Feature article in the Focus Issue, From Chemical Oscillations to Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics: Dedicated to…
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50 years later

After MANY months of not traveling, I scheduled a meeting with Robert (Bob) M. Mazo, Professor emeritus from the University of Oregon, now living outside Philadelphia. In 1971/1972 he helped developing the key model to describe chemical reaction-diffusion systems. But, as he stated, he was “only the catalyst” and only accepted to…
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Outstanding SPS Chapter

2019-2020 Physics Club awarded Outstanding SPS Chapter – 4th year in a row!
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