MST conference

Dr. Susan Lehman and four of her research students recently attended the 2015 Materials Science and Technology conference in Columbus, Ohio. From left: Popi Palchoudhuri '16, Nate Stone '16, Dr. Lehman, Nate Johnson '16, and Avi Vajpeyi '18.



Knowing the Universe in Human Terms

In seeking to understand natural phenomena as simply as possible, physicists have made a remarkable discovery: whatever questions they ask, the answers ultimately involve the same elegant principles of energy and momentum, mass and charge. Physicists seek and study rhythms and patterns among natural phenomena, including those that are readily apparent (like the orbits of planets) and those that are apparent only to deep analysis and careful observation (like the quantum transitions of atoms). Abetted by the power of mathematics, they ultimately comprehend and express the fundamental regularities of the physical universe in uniquely human metaphors. In this way, the universe comes to know itself in human terms.

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Department Newsletter

The 2014-2015 Department Newsletter (.pdf) is now available.


Physicists Discover that for Certain Stars 'the Beat" Goes on

Wooster's John Lindner and colleagues report results of research in Physical Review Letters.  Read more.