Category: "Physics"

Uncovering New Signals of Long-Lived Particles

October 4, 2019

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

When Harvey Mudd College physics professor Brian Shuve began studying long-lived particles (LLPs) five or six years ago, the concept was somewhat of a fringe idea. Was it possible that particle collisions within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were throwing off new particles that slipped unnoticed past LHC detectors and that those particles could hold […]

NSF Supports Materials Science Research at Harvey Mudd

September 5, 2019

Hal Van Ryswyk

Three professors in three fields from two colleges are celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the acquisition of a standardized integrated toolset for photovoltaics fabrication and characterization. Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College physics professors Janice Hudgings and […]

Faculty Members Receive Promotions

July 30, 2019

HMC seal

Promotions and tenure appointments for HMC faculty were approved during the May meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees. Eliot Bush (biology) and Theresa Lynn (physics) have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Both serve as chair of their respective departments. Bush, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, uses computational methods […]

Physics Professor Awarded Mudd Prize

May 23, 2019

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly, professor of physics and incoming chair of the faculty, is the recipient of the 2019 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s 61st Commencement ceremony May 19. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the discretion […]

2019 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 24, 2019

people eating lunch in Platt Living Room

Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its seventh annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the following awards: Outstanding Faculty Member Awarded to a faculty […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

HMC Physicists Celebrate First Black Hole Image

April 17, 2019

Black hole

On April 10, scientists released the first visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. The image, a result of international collaboration between scientists and eight separate telescopes collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope, shows a blurry orange ring and—that’s all. “Sometimes seeing is believing but in this case not seeing is believing,” says professor […]

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 […]