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Nominations Are Invited for the 24th Annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

Nominations are invited for the 24th annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship to be held Fall 2020 in the Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University. The prize is awarded annually to a postdoctoral scholar active in any field of physics. The winner will spend one week in residence at...

Physics PhD Candidates Defend Dissertations Remotely

In late March, Kyle Crowley became the first student in the history of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Physics to defend a doctoral dissertation remotely. The following day, Jagjit Singh Sidhu became the second. Aided by Zoom technology and keeping with the university mandate that all activities...

Congratulations to Ken Singer, 2020 Faculty Distinguished Research Award Recipient

Four Named Winners of Faculty Distinguished Research Award For the past 15 years, Research ShowCASE has brought the Case Western Reserve University community together to celebrate remarkable inventions, solutions and discoveries of research. In recent years at this event, the university has recognized outstanding faculty contributions with the Faculty Distinguished...

Audrey Bienfait

MPPL Lectureship Series Viewable Online – Watch Audrey Bienfait Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Seminars & Colloquium

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 was in residence in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Physics the week of Feb...

We’re excited to announce that applications are open for the first round of Haidee Hazel Hoover (H^3) Physics Communications Fellowships, for Case Western Reserve University students to hone their #scicomm skills. To apply, send a CV and 1-2 page writing sample to kdc59@case.edu by 2/15. The fellowship is named in honor of one of the first women to study (and later teach) physics at Western Reserve University, who graduated in 1915.

New! Physics Communication Fellowship

Congratulations to undergraduate students Skylar Dannhoff, Lydia Mandell, Hannah Messenger, and Jackson Rudoff, CWRU Department of Physics inaugural Haidee Hazel Hoover Physics Communication Fellows! Little did we know that soon after beginning work that we would be transitioning to off-site locations. Yet, this is what we did and...

A Quantum Success – Physics Dept. Co-hosts Quantum Workshop, Meet-up, Happy Hour

More than 100 students, faculty and industry professionals attended the Department of Physics' and Great Lakes Energy Institute's Quantum Workshop and Meet-up / Happy Hour at CWRU's Tinkham Veale Center on the applications of quantum technology in devices, biology, medicine and computing. Welcomed by Professor of Physics, Department Co-chair...