Topic: physics

Researchers achieve greater control over light coherence

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Researchers achieve greater control over light coherence

November 8, 2017 0 comments

University researchers recently demonstrated a method to significantly modify the spatial coherence of light.

High-speed cameras record a water droplet landing on a fluid surface — an example of the types of experiments in the Harris Lab that promote greater scientific understanding through visualization.

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New engineering lab studies physical characteristics of fluids

November 1, 2017 0 comments

Set to move into its new space in the Engineering Research Center building next spring, the Harris Lab is the latest addition to the School of Engineering.

Researchers recently found that electron movements on topological insulators are similar to waves in water and air near the equator, like in the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean.

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Physics equations model waves moving along equator

October 25, 2017 0 comments

Professor of Physics Brad Marston contemplated the deflection of waves at the earth’s equator and the ways magnetic fields influence charged particles.

Jim Gates theorizes on equality, skepticism in science

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Jim Gates theorizes on equality, skepticism in science

October 4, 2017 0 comments

World-recognized theoretical physicist Sylvester Gates, better known as Jim Gates, started at Brown this year as the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics.

J. Michael Kosterlitz was announced a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for foundational research conducted in the 1970s with David Thouless.

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Michael Kosterlitz wins Nobel Prize

October 5, 2016 0 comments

This year’s prize was given for the physicists’ “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”