St. Mary’s College students and alumni are engaged in incredible work to promote a healthier planet. This Earth Day, we’re spotlighting this through the work of Paul Stysley ’99 and Marissa Golison ’16. At 1.5 feet long and 6 inches wide, it is not much bigger than a bread box, but the lidar laser that Find out more »
Max Ashley is now a junior at St. Mary’s College majoring in applied physics and minoring in math. He is working in Professor Michelle Milne’s lab, helping to develop a new ultrasound technique that could revolutionize diagnostic heart imaging. If successful, the tool will allow doctors to diagnose heart abnormalities or deformities faster and cheaper Find out more »
Brian Tennyson ’11 is finishing up his Ph.D. in physics at Yale University this spring. Tennyson is part of a team trying to find dark matter using the LUX (Large Underground Xenon experiment) particle detector at the bottom of a gold mine in Lead, South Dakota. Dark matter makes up 80% of the mass of Find out more »
Charles Adler, professor of physics, will join Particle Fever’s Mark Levinson for a live webcast as part of New York University’s “Kavli Conversations on Science Communications” on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been awarded a $97,361 grant, jointly funded by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program and vCalc LLC. The grant will fund student research and development of high-value, college-level math formulas and data for vCalc.com, a Wiki-based crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia with over 7,000 calculators and users in over 100 countries. Find out more »
St. Mary’s College Professor of Physics Charles Adler is the recipient of the 2015 Science Communication Award for best science writing in books from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
The unique collaboration between St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Physics and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is expanding to two additional academic departments, chemistry and mathematics, at the public honors college. Funding to support the expansion comes from The Patuxent Partnership (TPP), which will contribute to St. Mary’s College $180,000 Find out more »
Arvind Srinivasan ’17 was recently awarded the highly competitive Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the Department of Defense (DoD). The SMART Scholarship was established to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Throughout the course of his studies, Srinivasan will receive a full scholarship, a Find out more »
The physics department, led by Chair Joshua Grossman, was recently awarded a vacuum pump by the Advanced Physics Laboratory Association (ALPhA) and the company Kimball Physics. The pump, worth about $1,000, will enable physics classes to perform advanced physics lab experiments and demonstrations for other courses.
The magazine Physics World recently named Dr. Charles Adler’s most recent book, Wizards, Aliens & Starships, in their annual list of the year’s best books on physics. Adler’s book, which explores the scientific possibility of various concepts from Si-fi and fantasy culture, is one of ten books selected by the magazine for the 2014 “Book of the Find out more »