Topic: physics

Professor of Physics S. James Gates was elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society.

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Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 19

September 19, 2018 0 comments

U. professor elected to board of American Physical Society The American Physical Society has elected Professor of Physics S. James Gates to its presidential line, according to a University press release.

Terahertz data links, which researchers tested on the University’s campus, could increase rate of data transfer. The innovation could significantly increase the speed of wireless networks.

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Terahertz could be future of wireless communication, researchers say

February 13, 2018 0 comments

The frequency range found between microwave and infrared radiation could be a key player in the next generation of wireless communication.

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Physicists refine analysis of nano-objects

January 24, 2018 0 comments

While nuclear magnetic resonance technology has long been used in physics to study materials, it has not been especially effective at analyzing small, thin substances.

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.”