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News

Statement from the Department of Physics co-chairs on recent anti-Asian attacks

We condemn the increasing hate speech and attacks against those of Asian heritage here in the U.S., most recently the horrifying murders of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in Atlanta this past week. We denounce all forms of hate, bigotry and violence directed at any...

Data Science in Art: Discerning the Painter’s Hand

A recent Art | Sci update from the Office of the Dean highlights work that Ken Singer, Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, Michael Hinczewski, Warren E. Rupp Associate Professor of Physics, Ina Martin, Director of the MORE Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Elizabeth...

Intersections of Art and Physics Flourish at CWRU

By Hannah Messenger, CWRU (B.S. – Physics & B.A. – Music | Dec. 2020) What do music theory and statistical mechanics have to do with each other? The connection may not seem obvious, but it’s exactly what Ryan Buechele is studying in his senior project.  “I love seeing ways where...

APS IDEA Institution

CWRU Physics Joins American Physical Society’s Inclusion Diversity and Equity Alliance

By Hannah Messenger, CWRU (B.S. – Physics & B.A. – Music | Dec. 2020) In 2019, the American Physical Society (APS) launched a broad and innovative effort to address EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) challenges in physics. Funded by the APS Innovation Fund, APS-IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance) aims...

Physics Professor Sees Potential for Pedagogy in Microsoft HoloLens

By Hannah Messenger, CWRU (B.S. - Physics & B.A. - Music | Dec. 2020)  “I wish I had a three-dimensional chalk board,” physics Professor Michael Martens recalls thinking when he first taught electricity and magnetism at CWRU. He found that students had a hard time visualizing electric and magnetic field...

Meet The Theory Girl scientists studying high energy theoretical physics and taking their “Physics is for everyone!” message worldwide.

Bringing Physics to the Feminist Frontier

By Lydia Mandell, CWRU (B.A. – English | 2023) Physics Content for All A person’s background in physics should not be a limiting factor in their ability to access and enjoy content in the field. This belief is at the heart of The Theory Girls’ website, which features media all about...