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Physics, math and music collide in ‘Crystals of Sound’ with Professor Jesse Berezovsky

As seen in The Daily - 4.9.2022 Sunday performance at Cleveland Institute of Music features innovative, real-time compositions from Case Western Reserve University physics professor, CIM instructor Physics, mathematics and music will collide in real time in an unusual joint concert Sunday afternoon at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). “Crystals of...

Physicist Lydia Kisley wins National Science Foundation early career award

As seen in The Daily - 3.30.2022 Lydia Kisley focuses on single-molecule microscopy, method to observe how molecules behave on metal surface as it corrodes (This story is one of several about 2022 winners of the NSF CAREER award at Case Western Reserve University.)   Case Western Reserve University physicist Lydia Kisley—whose single-molecule-focused...

Physic’s Harsh Mathur discusses possible nuclear sharing deal with Japan

From The Daily: International Business Times - Physics professor Harsh Mathur broke down the symbolism behind a potential, if unlikely, agreement between the United States and Japan for a nuclear sharing deal, noting that Japan is essentially already under the U.S. “umbrella.” “Placing nuclear weapons in Japan would only have a symbolic effect of...

Before and after images of Supernova 1987A

Real-Time Supernova 187A … on Twitter

  Follow Professor Ben Monreal and students on Twitter to replay the historic February 1987 events showing a supernova, visible to the naked eye, exploding in the sky. Now known as “Supernova 1987A,” it was the first nearby supernova in the era of modern telescopes, cameras, and instrumentation, launching some of...

Smart Art: New AI technology will reveal which masterpieces really had the stroke of genius

The work of Case Western Reserve University students, scientists, artists and art historians who collaborated to develop an art algorithm that can distinguish different painters' brush strokes "at the bristle level" continues to generate interest around the world. The Telegraph/MSN 1.7.2022: New AI technology will reveal which masterpieces really had...

Professor Robert Brown honored with lifetime service to physics education award

As 2021 drew to a close, the Ohio Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers presented CWRU Distinguished University Professor and Institute Professor Robert Brown an award “for his lifetime service to physics education.” OSAAPT president Diana Driscoll introduced CWRU Department of Physics co-chair Corbin Covault and engineering...