physics & engineering

  • Grant award to highlight German business, innovation on campus

    Sep 15, 2016

    Students, faculty, and staff will notice a cultural shift on campus during the week of Oct. 10 to 14 for an event called Germany Meets the U.S. week.

  • Engineering program receives high-tech equipment

    Aug 15, 2016

    Students taking engineering courses can expect to see some shiny, new equipment when they start off the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Lehman pursuing a dual-degree in engineering

    Jun 10, 2016

    Jake Lehman ’16 came to Cornell to prepare for an engineering career by studying at a liberal arts school and to continue his baseball career.

  • Students show off engineering project on KCRG-TV9

    May 5, 2016

    The KCRG-TV9 crew visited Cornell College to discuss an engineering project with a group of students and their professor, Brian Johns. They recently finished a plan to create replacement glasses frames using a 3-D printer. Their hope is that this project is far from over.

  • Elayavalli researches at Large Hadron Collider

    Aug 18, 2014

    Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli ’11 spent the summer of 2014 doing research at the Large Hadron Collider.

  • Kamenetzky earns prestigious fellowship

    Aug 18, 2014

    Julia Kamenetzky ’08 was awarded a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship to carry out research and education.

  • Physics majors dive into senior projects

    Dec 5, 2013

    For eighteen days five physics majors immersed themselves in senior research projects ranging from next-generation batteries to quantum teleportation during their advanced physics lab course.

  • McKenna pursues doctorate in data visualization

    May 29, 2012

    Summer research at the Space Telescope Science Institute helped Sean McKenna land a graduate position at the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.

  • Davis aims to bring statistical approach to city planning

    May 28, 2012

    Liz Davis is a numbers person with a math major and physics minor. She is also an ideas person who discovered a passion for urban planning, thanks to key politics courses (her second major) and a Cornell Fellowship with an energy policy firm.

  • Lichty lectures on the search for extrasolar planets

    Nov 11, 2011

    Lyle Lichty, professor of physics, will give a lecture on Nov 17th titled “Progress and Surprises in the Search for Other Earths.” Nearly 700 extrasolar planets have been discovered since 1995, yet the number of confirmed Earth-like planets remains at one; only Earth can sustain life as we know it.

  • Taming the Energy of Stars

    Apr 6, 2011

    John Sarff ’82, professor of physics at University of Wisconsin, will present a lecture on fusion energy on April 12th.

  • Nuclear Energy After Japan: Worth the Risks?

    Apr 6, 2011

    In light of the recent Fukushima reactor disaster, many questions have been raised about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy.

  • SIG lecture

    Oct 5, 2010

    Dr. Harlan Graber, emeritus professor of physics, will present a lecture on Oct 12th entitled, “The Physics of Baseball.”

  • Physics opportunities pave way for Collins’ dream job in nuclear power

    Jul 15, 2008

    Sarah Collins ’07 became interested in nuclear energy in the 8th grade, and was thrilled to land a position at a nuclear power plant immediately after college. She is currently a Non-licensed Nuclear Reactor Operator at the Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, South Carolina.

  • Jorgensen plans to combine passions for physics and business

    Jun 30, 2008

    Summer physics research on solar cells and wind energy at Cornell sparked Lucas Jorgensen’s interest in renewable energy. After graduating from Cornell in 2008, he plans to pursue the business side of the industry, incorporating skills learned from his second major — economics and business.