Tag: Wooster

  • 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…

  • Outstanding SPS Chapter

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

  • Thinking of Teague

    Yesterday, Dr Manz and I went to Lexington, Kentucky to attend the memorial service for Teague Curless.  It was good to gather with Teague’s friends and family so that we could talk about him and remember him, and share our aching hearts with each other. Teague’s family incorporated a lot of physics into the memorial…

  • For Teague

    Sadly and unexpectedly Wooster physics senior Teague Curless ’22 died yesterday. I was fortunate to teach Teague some physics, especially in my Nonlinear Dynamics class last spring. Teague’s semester project beautifully illustrated chaos in a double pendulum — a pendulum swinging from another pendulum, like The Swinging Sticks® kinetic sculpture that silently rotates and librates beside me as I write. Using Mathematica, Teague numerically integrated the relevant Lagrange equations to…

  • Physics + Math + Dentistry = Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science

    Interdisciplinary research team publishes article on geographic tongue Alumna Margaret McGuire ’20, alumnus Chase Fuller ’19, John Lindner, the Moore Professor of Astronomy at The College of Wooster, and Niklas Manz, assistant professor of physics, published a co-written article in early March titled “Geographic tongue as a reaction–diffusion system” in peer-reviewed journal Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal…