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Professor Lydia Kisley Named 2022 Allen Distinguished Investigator

Congratulations to Lydia Kisley, Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor, Departments of Physics & Chemistry, for being named a 2022 Allen Distinguished Investigator by The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute. Professor Kisley and collaborator Laura Sanchez, professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, were awarded...

Highlighting Michelson, Morley & the women of WiPAC ~ The spirit of relativity

EXCERPT from Nicole Yunger Halpern in Quantum Frontiers: a blog by the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter @ Caltech  "...Today, both scientists enjoy renown across Case Western Reserve University. Their names grace the sit-down restaurant in the multipurpose center, as well as a dormitory and a chemistry building. A fountain on the quad...

Special Opportunity for 2023 Admissions Applicants

Earn a total of $50,000 extra in stipend & research support over the first four years of your PhD graduate research. Applicants interested in biophysics or condensed matter research will be eligible for the Philip and Sarah Taylor Graduate Fellowship in Physics.

Continuing a tradition: Physics students test gravity from the Leaning Tower of Strosacker

On a perfect day for pumpkin dropping, Case Physics students proved once again that Galileo's observations about gravity were correct in his experiment dropping two balls of different weight off the Leaning Tower of Pisa and noting they hit the ground at the same time. Whew! Celebrating ensued with...

Doc Brown on what cold will do to the ball in Guardians playoff games

Fox 8 News: Bob Brown, Distinguished University Professor and professor of physics, explained the science behind the idea that cold weather might help a team like the Cleveland Guardians during the Major League Baseball playoffs because they don’t rely on home runs (which could decrease in cold air) and instead...