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Our own Galaxy Spotter in the House!

Date posted: August 17th, 2018

Meet undergraduate, Chris Carr.  Chris is a rising senior studying physics and astronomy.  See what he spotted on images from the university’s Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in southwest Arizona. …Read more.

The heat is on

Date posted: August 16th, 2018

Physics’ own, Professor Giuseppe Strangi, is Conference Chair of the “NanoPlasm2018” event.  Researchers in the field of plasmonics and metamaterial gathered in Cetraro, Italy, to attend.  This conference is annually held in the beautiful Grand Hotel San Michele.   …Read more.

Taylor Fest 2018 Recordings Now Available!

Date posted: July 27th, 2018

Recordings of the lectures are now available
Our friend and colleague Philip Taylor, Distinguished University Professor and Perkins Professor of Physics, celebrated his 80th birthday last year.
To mark the occasion and celebrate his career we organized a symposium on March 29, 2018 featuring lectures by Phil’s colleagues past and present on a range of topics that reflects the breadth of Phil’s interests and friendships. …Read more.

Congrats to Laura Johnson!

Date posted: June 1st, 2018

The 21st Eastern Gravity Meeting, hosted by Long Island University–Brooklyn, was held Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.
This annual regional meeting is open to researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students to faculty, in all areas of gravitational physics, including classical, quantum, theory, observation, computation and experiment. …Read more.

Distinguished University Professor Glenn Starkman memorializes Stephen Hawking

Date posted: March 30th, 2018

Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor and professor of physics and astronomy, wrote a piece describing the scientific and cultural achievements of the late Stephen Hawking. The article, titled “The reverberating glow of Stephen Hawking’s daring theories and elastic mind,” was written for …Read more.

Researchers discover that nanometer-thick tin selenide crafted in thin films of connected ‘nanoflakes’ shows promise for thermoelectric energy conversion.

Date posted: March 27th, 2018

From the Journal: 

Journal of Applied Physics

By AIP News Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2018 — Single crystal tin selenide (SnSe) is a semiconductor and an ideal thermoelectric material; it can directly convert waste heat to electrical energy or be used for cooling. …Read more.

Nominations are invited for the 23rd annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

Date posted: February 22nd, 2018

Nominations are invited for the 23rd annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship to be held Fall 2018 in the Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University. The prize is awarded annually to a postdoctoral scholar active in any field of physics. …Read more.

CWRU Researchers Receive 1.2 Million from U.S. Air Force

Date posted: February 14th, 2018

Case Western Reserve University researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics (Walter Lambrecht and Xuan Gao) received more than $1,200,000 in funding. …Read more.

Physics department celebrated the 50 years of the Standard Model

Date posted: January 18th, 2018


The Standard Model at 50 Years took place in the Physics Department Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, June 1-4, 2018.
For more information see: …Read more.

Dinushi Jayatunga
Dinushi Jayatunga

Student Stories – Our Own Dinushi Jayatunga

Date posted: September 20th, 2017

Meet September’s Global Perspective Student!
Dinushi Jayatunga is a PhD students from Sri Lanka who moved to Cleveland to pursue advanced research studies. While she misses the weather back home, she loves her new life in Cleveland and enjoys living in such a diverse community. …Read more.


Department hosted PASCOS 2018

Date posted: September 18th, 2017

The physics department hosted the 24th International Symposium on Particle, Strings, and Cosmology between June 4-8, 2018.
For details see: …Read more.

2017 Michelson postdoctoral prize winner Liang Wu
2017 Michelson postdoctoral prize winner Liang Wu

2017 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize lectures

Date posted: September 11th, 2017

Liang Wu, of the University of California at Berkeley, will be awarded the 2017 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize for his groundbreaking experimental studies of topological materials.  Wu will be in residence this week (Sept. …Read more.

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