Category: "Physics"

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd […]

Donnelly Gets NSF Grant to Answer Plasma Physics Energy Question

October 15, 2013

Utilizing some of the most powerful laser systems in the world, Harvey Mudd researchers will create and study some of the smallest specimens. Physics Professor Tom Donnelly specializes in high-intensity, laser-matter interactions. In short, he points lasers at sub-micron targets, blasts them into plasma and studies the resulting particle properties and deposited energy. In the […]

Students Target N5800 Rocket Record

September 13, 2012

Physics major Chris Cotner ’13 and engineering major Carlo Vaccari ‘13 hope to break the N-class motor altitude record this weekend when they launch their custom-designed, supersonic rocket. Built over the summer at Harvey Mudd College, the rocket was created in response to the “Fly the N5800 to a Record Contest” announced last spring by […]

Cottrell Grant to Aid Materials Science Research

July 20, 2012

Assistant Professor of Physics Sharon Gerbode has received a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of materials science research. The two-year, $35,000 grant will fund efforts to solve a physics mystery, which may help point the way to the creation of more efficient solar cells. Pure crystalline materials […]