Category: "Physics"

Harvey Mudd Leadership Awards

May 3, 2017

Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd Coillege

Harvey Mudd recognized exemplary examples of leadership at its fifth annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. “We value leadership, big and small, on our campus and in our community, and it is important to take time to join together and recognize this as a […]

Alloys Research Earns TMS Best Poster Prize

April 26, 2017

Adam Shaw '18, winner of 2017 best poster, Light Metals Division, TMS

Adam Shaw ’18 won a Best Student Poster prize at The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting held earlier this year in San Diego, California. Shaw’s poster, “Phase Stability of bcc MgSc Alloys via Cluster Expansion and Monte Carlo Methods,” received the top award in the undergraduate Light Metals Division. With faculty advisors, […]

Seniors, Alumni Garner NSF Fellowships

April 10, 2017

NSF GRFP logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Seven recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. Three seniors and three alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2017 Awards

March 1, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 29, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected six alumni to receive the […]

Sky is No Limit for Quantum Researchers

February 7, 2017

Physics Professor Jason Gallicchio

Researchers from Harvey Mudd are part of a group of scientists who recently completed experiments on entangled photons that produced results consistent with quantum mechanics. Assistant Professor of Physics Jason Gallicchio, who devised an idea to use starlight to improve tests of quantum mechanics, and Calvin Leung ’17 are co-authors, along with their colleagues, on […]

Faculty Approved for Tenure

February 3, 2017

Vivien Hamilton and students

Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure, effective July 1, at the meeting of the board of trustees this week. Vivien Hamilton, assistant professor of history of science has been approved for promotion to associate professor with continuous tenure. Hamilton previously worked as a lecturer at the Institute for the History and […]

Harvey Mudd Shares Expertise Globally

July 5, 2016

Habib University and Harvey Mudd faculty

As part of its strategic vision to expand collaborations with key institutions around the world, Harvey Mudd College has consulted with Habib University to help give depth and breadth to the university’s science and engineering programs. Habib University, Pakistan’s first liberal arts and sciences university and one of Pakistan’s youngest universities, has been working with […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Appointments Include New Dept. Chairs, Now Majority Female

June 27, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

To foster strong leadership skills, Harvey Mudd College professors are active in faculty governance positions, rotating into new roles regularly. The Office of Dean of the Faculty has announced several appointments, including department chairs, associate deans and chair of the faculty, effective July 1. New Department Chairs Including continuing department chairs Kerry Karukstis (chemistry), Elizabeth […]

Physics Professor Jack H. Waggoner Dies

June 24, 2016

Jack H Waggoner

The Harvey Mudd College community mourns the passing of Jack Holmes Waggoner, a longtime physics professor and emeritus faculty member at Harvey Mudd College. He died Saturday, July 2. Waggoner was born in 1929 and was a native of Ohio. He completed his B.S. (1949) and PhD at Ohio State University (1957). He taught from […]

New Tenure-Track Faculty at Harvey Mudd

June 17, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The faculty at Harvey Mudd College is committed to offering world-class science and engineering education in a liberal arts context so that graduates are uniquely prepared to lead and understand their impact on society. Four outstanding teacher-scholars join the College’s faculty July 1, becoming assistant professors as well as tenure-track faculty members. Danae Schulz joins the […]