Physics & Astronomy News
by Carol Brévart-Demm | Posted on March 3, 2014
Associate Professor of English Literature Rachel Buurma '99 and Professor of Music Thomas Whitman '82 are the two alums to receive this recognition this year.
Posted on September 19, 2013
"Of Rice and Men: Jamming of Particles and People," by professor of physics Amy Graves.
Posted on July 17, 2013
Laundy went from teaching physics and science to high school students to joining the educational tech start-up Code Academy. She also founded Women Who Code.
Posted on February 20, 2013
Faculty lectures, questions and discussions on climage change and divestment.
Posted on January 10, 2013
Faber's contributions to astronomy include impressive advances in understanding dark matter, galaxy formation, and the structure of the universe.
Posted on January 3, 2013
Though President Obama grabbed the most-read Reddit post of 2012, Swarthmore made some Reddit news when Nobel Prize winner John Mather '68 took part in the social news site's popular chat series.
by Maroof Haque '15 | Posted on October 24, 2012
Li, whose essay "Speaking of Stars" won a $25,000 prize, presented his work this month as part of the New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology Conference.
by Allison Shultes '15 | Posted on July 2, 2012
"There's a lot of work being done right now on studying planets around other stars," Jensen says (pictured). "We're looking to make a contribution to that."
By Linda Hou '13 | Posted on May 11, 2012
"While I gained new knowledge of waves and physics, this experience reinforced how great it is to teach and to spread learning opportunities," says a student who recently demonstrated physics principles at New Beginnings Academy in nearby Chester, Pa.
By Jeffrey Lott
"I hunt for planets," says Sierra Eckert '13, "Yes, here at Swarthmore." Swarthmore's van de Kamp telescope is one of 19 instruments at observatories around the world that are part of the Young Exoplanet Transit Initiative (YETI).