Category: "Physics"

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 […]

Calvin Leung ’17 Receives Astronaut Scholarship

May 23, 2016

Calvin Leung '17

Mathematics and physics double major Calvin Leung ’17 is the 23rd Harvey Mudd College student to be named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for college students pursuing science and technology careers. Leung is one of 40 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 award for the 2016–2017 academic year. To be […]

Celebration of Student Projects Kicks Off May 2

April 14, 2016

Harvey Mudd College

Experiential learning is an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience and, each spring, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 2 and 4), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 3, a showcase of projects […]

Three Goldwater Scholars Named at Harvey Mudd

April 13, 2016

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Three Harvey Mudd College students have received the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. Christopher Hoyt ’18, Jonas Kaufman ’17 and Dina Sinclair ’17 each received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on […]