Category: "Physics"

Promotions and Tenure Approved for Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 7, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the May meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and became effective July 1, 2017. Based on recommendations from the Educational Planning Committee, the board of trustees unanimously approved Lelia Hawkins for tenure and promotion to associate professor of chemistry. Hawkins conducts research in […]

“How Good is Your Camera?” Harvey Mudd Physics Researchers Seek Answer

June 29, 2017

Young boy takes photo of parent at Harvey Mudd event

In a study published in the American Journal of Physics (May 16, 2017), Harvey Mudd researchers describe methods for measuring the spatial resolution of devices, such as digital cameras; it tries to answer the question, “How good is your camera?” The first author of this study is recent physics graduate Calvin Leung ’17, who worked with co-author […]

Harvey Mudd Writing Course a Model for Other Institutions

June 1, 2017

Classroom at Harvey Mudd College

While learning about the relationships between STEM disciplines through Common Core courses, Harvey Mudd students are also getting a healthy dose of writing instruction, including through the relatively new course, Introduction to Academic Writing (Writ 1). Highlighted in a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Peer Review article, Writ 1 is showcased as […]

New Math and Physics Joint Major

May 31, 2017

Students collaborating at Harvey Mudd College

A joint major in Mathematics and Physics was approved by Harvey Mudd College faculty during fall 2016. It is the only such major at The Claremont Colleges, and Harvey Mudd is one of few American colleges that offers it. “The aim of this joint major program is to create a path for students whose interests […]

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 seven 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 […]