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Origins Science Scholars Series

Date posted: October 17th, 2018

“Zombie DNA: Why Do Vistigial Organs and Genes Persist”
The Origins Science Scholars Series continues with a talk by Patricia Princehouse, director of the Program in Evolutionary Biology and outreach director of the Institute for the Science of Origins. …Read more.

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Cosmic Memoir

Date posted: October 5th, 2018

As part of the 2018 Homecoming Festivities, CWRU’s College of Arts and Sciences will present a 7pm, Thursday, October 11, public talk and book signing with CWRU alumnus and astrophysicist, Dr. …Read more.

2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize lectures

Date posted: September 26th, 2018

The 2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize was awarded to Tim Linden for his work bridging Astrophysics and Particle Physics. Dr Linden is currently a Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics fellow at the Ohio State University; he received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. …Read more.

Beaming random lasers with soliton control

Date posted: September 24th, 2018

Article | OPEN | Published: 21 September 2018

Sreekanth Perumbilavil,
Armando Piccardi,
Raouf Barboza,
Oleksandr Buchnev,
Martti Kauranen,
Giuseppe Strangi 
Gaetano Assanto

Random lasers are resonator-less light sources where feedback stems from recurrent scattering at the expense of spatial profile and directionality. …Read more.

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
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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 cleveland.com. …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.

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