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 >>

A Summer Studying Space

Physics major Michelle Gomez '16 of Bronx, N.Y. spent the summer as one of 14 interns in the Space Astronomy Summer Program at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. Interns hailed from throughout the United States, as well as Brazil, Egypt and Poland. Gomez learned about the internship from her adviser, Assistant Professor of Physics Leslie Hebb, and was accepted following an ap...  More >>

Perkin Observatory to be Constructed

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have received a grant from The Perkin Fund to develop an observatory at HWS. Christopher Perkin '95 is a trustee of the Perkin Fund and was instrumental in securing the grant as part of his ongoing support for the Colleges. The teaching and outreach observatory will be named the Richard S. Perkin Observatory after Christopher's grandfather and is expected to be...  More >>

Physics Students at NASA Rocket Launch

After taking first prize in the NASA/Montana National Student Solar Spectroscopy Competition, Hobart and William Smith Colleges physics students were awarded a trip to NASA's Flight Facility in Wallops, Va., to assemble a scientific payload to launch into space through the RockOn! Program. At the Wallops Flight Facility, Jeff Rizza '16, Christopher Demas '17, Joe Carrock '17 -- along with Physics...  More >>

Partyka '16 Named Holland Prize Winner

Justin Partyka ’16 has been named the winner of the Physics Department's 2014 Albert Holland Physics Lecture Competition, following his engaging delivery of a presentation titled, “Check Your Watch! The Theory of Time Dilation.” Partyka, also the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize, was awarded a cash prize for taking top honors in the competition. The science-focused competition invites ...  More >>