Calnan '17 Reflects on Engineering Program

Scott Calnan '17 has always had a creative and inventive mind. That focus, combined with a passion for mathematics, physics and other areas of science have been the catalyst for his exploration of engineering as part of the Colleges' special dual-degree program with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. "I chose the HWS Physics Department's engineering dual-degree program because...  More >>

Colleges Receive Alden Trust Grant

Hobart and William Smith recently received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to reconfigure and refurbish two classrooms in Rosenberg and Gulick Halls into flexible learning spaces that now foster the integration of pedagogy and technology in the natural sciences. The renovations are congruent with the outcomes of a nearly two year comprehensive review and revision of the HWS curric...  More >>

Students Launch Rocket at NASA Event

A group of HWS physics students this summer traveled to Wallops Island, Va., to test their research at the Colorado Space Grant Consortium RockSat-C program. At the program, which is currently underway as part of NASA's Rocket Week, the group launched their research payload into sub-orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility using an Orion Sounding Rocket. The rocket launched successfully at 6 a.m...  More >>

Dedication of Advanced LIGO

The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 and provide a 1,000-fold increase in the number of astrophysical candidates for gravitational wave signals, was officially dedicated in a ceremony on May 19 at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Washington. This upgrade was ba...  More >>

Spector Presents in Seoul

Professor of Physics Donald Spector recently traveled to Seoul to visit the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and to attend the 2014 Bridges Conference on mathematics and the arts. At KIAS, the flagship for basic science in South Korea, Spector met with the Transdisciplinary Group on Information and presented a lecture on his recent research results on the application of set theory to phy...  More >>