physics & engineering

  • 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.

  • Small physics program leads to big awards for Kamenetzky

    Jun 24, 2008

    After winning two of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate science awards, Julia Kamentzky says Cornell’s small size was actually a big plus. “Because we are a smaller department, it’s easy to get to know all the other physics majors and professors, so you can get individual help to understand the material,” she says.

  • Cornell student awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

    Mar 28, 2007

    MOUNT VERNON — Julia Kamenetzky, a Cornell College junior from Bettendorf who intends to pursue a doctorate in astrophysics, has received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award for students interested in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.

  • Science writer Dava Sobel to speak at Cornell on ‘Quest for Longitude’

    Sep 1, 2006

    MOUNT VERNON — Dava Sobel, an award-winning writer and former New York Times science reporter, will speak on “The Quest for Longitude” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Cornell College. Her talk, for Cornell’s Anderson Science Lecture, is in Kimmel Theatre of Youngker Hall. Admission is free. Sobel has authored “Longitude: The True Story […]