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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...

Dr. Mhlambululi Mafu

Welcome, Dr. Mhlambululi Mafu, Visiting Assistant Professor

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mhlambululi Mafu has joined the CWRU Department of Physics as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Mafu obtained his Ph.D. in Physics, specializing in quantum science and technology, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2014. Also, he holds an MSc in Physics and a...

Professor Emeritus Gary Chottiner Reflects on 42 Years of Service

EXCERPT:  Countless faculty members have called Case Western Reserve University their professional home over the years—and recently, the university bid farewell to some of them as they chose to retire. The Daily reached out to faculty members who announced their retirement after more than 40 years of service to the university...