Congratulations to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, the 2014 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics. Eric Fraser PO Physics ’05 worked with Dr. Nakamura at UCSB and Dr. Nakamura collaborated with Pomona Faculty supervising Eric’s thesis.
Dr. Dwight Whitaker and his students have been imaging and modeling the fluid dynamics of spore ejection in Sphagnum moss.
Professor Dwight Whitaker is creating Bose-Einstein Condensates in his lab with the help of student research assistants.
Leo Rosetti ’12 built a solar tracker to optimize power generated from a solar panel as his senior thesis.
Students work on an adaptive optics system called KAPAO, funded by a $630,000 NSF grant to Dr. Philip Choi. (Rendering courtesy Lorcan McGonigle ’13)
Professor Bryan Penprase and Franklin Marsh ’17 are using ultra-high resolution images for solar system research at Brackett Observatory.
Pomona College Receives $1 Million from Susan and Rick Sontag to fund Summer Undergraduate Research in Physics
Biologists and Physicists have discovered the fastest land animal!