The John Stauffer Scholarship for Academic Merit is an award made to a senior student majoring in Physics, Chemistry, or a related science, who exhibits the highest academic promise. For the class of 2016, it was awarded to Scott Tan! Congratulations Scott, we are so proud!
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posted on May 3, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
The Pomona College Physics and Astronomy Department is looking for a visiting faculty member in physics. See the flyer below for more details.
posted on April 19, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
Students Ali Wang ‘19, Sabrina Li ‘17, Ben Gregory ‘18, and Angela Twum ‘18 along with David Haleyhad a booth at Floyd Stork Elementary School’s science night, featuring fun physics exhibits borrowed from the NanoDays event.
posted on April 12, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
Junior Nathan Sandford was recently selected as a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Through this prestigious scholarship Sanford, an astronomy major, will receive up to $7,500 per year for academic expenses to aid in his ultimate goal of a Ph.D. in astrophysics. For more information, click here for an article on the Pomona College official website.
posted on April 5, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
Senior Physics majors Scott Tan (left) and Andy Biekert (right) were recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Tan will study materials engineering at MIT, and Biekert will study atomic, molecular and optical physics but hasn’t decided where he will study. To see the full article on the Pomona College website, click here.
Also alum Ben Murphy ’13 was selected for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is headed to Oregon State University to study geophysics.
posted on March 8, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
Over the weekend, both students and faculty from the department went over to Caltech to watch physics graduate Erika Carlson ’15 perform in Boldly Go, a musical based on Star Trek. Great work, Erika!
posted on March 8, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
A few of the newly-minted physics majors from the class of 2018 held the first group major declaration party that the registrar had ever seen! Welcome, new majors!
posted on February 9, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
Marsh during the Chambliss Poster Sessions at the AAS 227th annual meeting. The AAS, established in 1899 , is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The annual meeting is the premier astronomical event with more than 2,300 astronomers, educators, industry representatives, and journalists in attendance and at least 1,600 oral and poster presentations scheduled. Photo by © CorporateEventImages/Luke Franke 2016
Astronomy major Franklin Marsh ’17 was awarded with the a Chambliss Student Poster Award from the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Marsh was an undergraduate medal winner at the 227th AAS meeting, with over 200 judges deciding on the winners. Congratulations, Franklin!
posted on February 2, 2016 by Bryce Rogan
Feb 2 – Harvey Mudd – Brian Shuve – SLAC – “Illuminating the Dark Universe with Particle Colliders” – www.perimeterinstitute.ca/people/brian-shuve
Feb 9 – Harvey Mudd – Faculty Candidate – University of Maryland Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science – http://quics.umd.edu/people/shelby-kimmel
Feb 16 – Pomona – Gang Li – UCLA Lab for Organic and Hybrid Electronics Materials & Devices – “ Printing Solar Energy – Molecular Approaches to a Scientific Dream” – Click for abstract – http://yylab.seas.ucla.edu
Feb 23 – Harvey Mudd – Marissa Giustina – University of Veinna, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information – http://vcq.quantum.at/research/research-groups/zeilinger-group.html
Mar 1 – Pomona – Christoph Hasselwandter – USC Dept of Physics & Astronomy and Molecular & Computational Biology Program – “Physical Mechanisms of Membrane Protein Organization and Collective Function” – Click for abstract – http://www.haselwandterlab.com
Mar 2 – Pomona – Doug Martin – Lawrence University Department of Physics – “Super-resolution microscopy and cell division” – Click for abstract – www2.lawrence.edu/fast/martind/
Mar 8 – Harvey Mudd – Jason Hogan HMC ’03 – Stanford – https://physics.stanford.edu/people/faculty/jason-hogan
Mar 15 – Spring Break
Mar 22 – Harvey Mudd – Janice Hudgings – Pomona College Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mar 29 – Pomona – W.E. Moerner – Stanford University Department of Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2013 – “The Story of Single Molecules, from Early Low Temperature Spectroscopy in Solids, to 3D Super-Resolution Microscopy and its Promise and Challenges” – http://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/chemistry/robbins-lecture-series
Apr 5 – Harvey Mudd – Jim Fuller – Caltech – http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~fuller/
Apr 12 – Pomona – Stephanie Tonnesen – Alvin Nashman Postdoc, Carneige Institute – https://stonnesenastro.wordpress.com/category/research/
Apr 19 – Pomona – Elias Penilla PO ’06 – Advanced Materials Processing Synthesis Lab, UC Riverside – “ Development of Transparent and Photo-luminescent Polycrystalline Ceramics for the Next Generation of Photonic Devices” – http://www.engr.ucr.edu/~jegaray/Research.html
Apr 26 – Pomona – Lia Corrales HMC ’06 – MIT – http://space.mit.edu/people/corrales-lia