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Audrey Bienfait

Audrey Bienfait wins Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

The 2019 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize was awarded to Audrey Bienfait for her ground breaking experiments demonstrating the quantum limit of sensitivity in electron spin resonance and entangling superconducting bits using phonons. Dr Bienfait will be in residence the week of Feb 17, 2020. During her stay she will give...

New Year’s message from the co-chairs

Dear Friends, As co-chairs of this storied department, we are pleased to welcome you to one of the primary places that its stories are told – the department website.   With ~25 faculty, 9 staff, ~60 graduate students, and ~100 undergraduate majors, there are many stories worth telling, and reading. The...

Preserving, Safeguarding Data

  Kenneth Singer, PhD, the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics is founder, executive chair of the board and chief innovation officer of Folio Photonics Inc., which developed a technique to produce and read data in three dimensions on a single disc, using multilayered polymer films. It was founded in 2012...

Digging deeper into liquid crystals

National Science Foundation supports soft materials research by Case Western Reserve physics professor for more than 35 years.   Rosenblatt, professor of Physics and Macromolecular Science and holder of the Ohio Eminent Scholar endowed chair at Case Western Reserve, was recently awarded a three-year, $497,000 NSF grant for a project titled “Liquid Crystals...

A Hands-On Physics Buffet!

Loads of students, faculty and guests came through TeachSpin's FOOD TRUCK FOR THE PHYSICS MIND October 11, sampling a wide array of exciting and challenging hands-on physics experiments for their advanced physics labs, junior/senior labs, modern labs, optics labs senior projects and undergraduate research.   Check out the video and...

Center for International Affairs – CWRU Physics’ Márcio O’Dwyer

Márcio O’Dwyer, an international student from Brazil whose cat is a viral sensation on YouTube, says studying at CWRU was a dream come true. He has wrapped up a PhD in Physics and moved on to a job in San Francisco, but he left behind some words of encouragement...