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PHYSICS DEPARTMENT NEWS

Penn Talks Gravitational Waves Discovery on WXXI

Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn was a featured guest on WXXI's "Connections with Evan Dawson" radio program, joining the Monthly Science Roundtable discussion on the recent breakthrough gravitational waves discovery made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration (LSC). Penn played a major role in the mirror substrate and coating design f...  More >>

Hebb Awarded Grant for Astrophysics Research

Assistant Professor of Physics Leslie Hebb was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) to support her innovative time domain astrophysics research. The funding is part of a $100,000 grant awarded to Hebb and her two research partners to support their collaborative proposal to build and implement a telescope diffuser that can attain space quali...  More >>

Pitch 2016 Finalists Announced

Matthew Benton '18, Almamy Conde '18, Jeff Rizza '16 and Elizabeth Weingast '18 will bring their entrepreneurial ideas to the ultimate test as the finalists of the 2016 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest. The competition, celebrating its fifth year, is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Bringing a diverse set of ideas, the finalists will ...  More >>

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 years after Einstein's Prediction

LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes HWS Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn Played Major Role in Mirror Substrate and Coating Design for LIGO Research Project. For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the ...  More >>

Penn Provides Important LIGO Update

Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn will give a public presentation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Feb. 11 as part of an important update regarding the search for gravitational waves - 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. The HWS presentation will be held in conjunction with a live press conference by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that's bri...  More >>

 

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