Category: "Physics"

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards

March 12, 2019

AABOG Awards 2019

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, May 4, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected six alumni to receive the […]

Harvey Mudd College Announces Expanded Summer Session

March 11, 2019

Students in lecture auditorium.

Harvey Mudd College, a leader in programmatic innovation, excellence and rigor, is expanding its course offerings in a new Summer Session, May 20–June 28. Students at Harvey Mudd and at The Claremont Colleges as well as HMC alumni, visiting scholars and other adult learners, along with high school juniors and seniors are invited to augment their […]

Trustees Approve Faculty Promotions

March 8, 2019

Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the January meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and will become effective July 1, 2019. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved Jim Boerkoel (computer science) for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Boerkoel specializes […]

Celebrating Success: The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College

February 22, 2019

Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, community members enjoy celebration

The Harvey Mudd community gathered on campus Jan. 26 to celebrate the successful conclusion of The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College. The event included presentations from the recipients of scholarships, summer experiential learning stipends and endowed chairs as well as those who work in newly renovated spaces and live in the new residence hall—all made […]

Martinez Receives Chambliss Astronomy Award

January 30, 2019

Luis Martinez '19, Harvey Mudd student

Luis Martinez ’19, a Harvey Mudd College physics major, received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award for his exemplary undergraduate research presented during a poster session at the 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. The January meeting was attended by a record number of participants, including 360 students in the competition: 214 […]

SACNAS Recognizes HMC Researchers

November 5, 2018

SACNAS group conference 2018 photo

Harvey Mudd College students Rex Asabor ’22 and Luis Martinez ’19 were among 105 students who received Student Presentation Awards for their research at the 2018 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in San Antonio, Texas, in October. Their work was selected from over 1,000 graduate and undergraduate […]

Dark Matter Particle Study Funded by NSF

September 28, 2018

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

Astronomers estimate that more than 80 percent of the universe’s mass is made up of dark matter, which consists of invisible particles that give off no measurable energy except when they collide with one another in exceedingly weak explosions. What are these particles? That’s a big unanswered question, and one that has captivated scientists around […]

In Memoriam: Louise Bell

September 18, 2018

Kemper Ludlow, Louise Bell and Theresa Lynn

Louise Bell, a devoted supporter of Harvey Mudd College and wife of the late emeritus physics faculty member Graydon Bell, died August 16, 2018. “Louise Bell and her husband, Gray, opened their home and their lives to generations of HMC students and newer faculty members (Since Gray Bell was the founding member of the HMC […]

Brown Named Astronaut Scholar

September 7, 2018

Nina Brown '19

Harvey Mudd College physics major Nina Brown ’19 was named an Astronaut Scholar for the 2018–2019 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). She is the 25th Harvey Mudd student to receive the honor. In August, Brown attended the ASF Innovators Gala in Washington D.C., where she received her award and spent time getting […]