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Elayavalli researches at Large Hadron Collider

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

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Kamenetzky earns prestigious fellowship

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

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Physics majors dive into senior projects

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.

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McKenna pursues doctorate in data visualization

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.

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Davis aims to bring statistical approach to city planning

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.

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Lichty lectures on the search for extrasolar planets

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.

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Taming the Energy of Stars

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

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Nuclear Energy After Japan: Worth the Risks?

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

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SIG lecture

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

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

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.

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