Technology based in nuclear physics rather than in warfare was one of the primary challenges the World War II-era developers of the atomic bomb faced while working with hundreds of tons of uranium ore. That’s the word from Cameron Reed, Charles A. Dana professor of physics at Alma College, in his book released last October, “The Physics of the Manhattan Project.”
Physics will be at play in every shot, check and goal of the attendance record-setting Big Chill at the Big House hockey match between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University on Dec. 11. In a game-day public lecture packed with demonstrations, chair of the Physics Department and recreational hockey player Brad Orr will discuss some of the science behind the world’s fastest sport.
Michigan Technological University’s Physics Department sees itself poised on the brink of greatness. Richard and Elizabeth Henes agree. Longtime and generous supporters of Michigan Tech, the couple has donated another $700,000 to the University to […]
Two Russian-born scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for “groundbreaking experiments” with the thinnest, strongest material known to mankind – a carbon vital for the creation of faster computers and transparent touch […]
Eastern Michigan University has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation through the Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) initiative to create the Physics Scholars Program.
Kids love to build things, and break them when they are done. Designing and building structures can help kids think more about design, as well as the physics behind buildings.