Archives for "Natural sciences"

Thursday

December 1, 2011 3:30 pm

Physics lecture to explore magnetism’s effects at cellular level

Physics lecture to explore magnetism’s effects at cellular level

A Brown University physics professor discusses the use of magnetism to alter cellular processes, such as cell division and swimming behavior, in a Bates College lecture at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Carnegie 204, 44 Campus Ave.

Monday

November 7, 2011 1:57 pm

Astronomer to bring complexities of galactic interaction down to earth in talk

Astronomer to bring complexities of galactic interaction down to earth in talk

Jeffrey Kenney ’80, an astronomy professor at Yale University, discusses interactions within galactic clusters Nov. 10 in a talk intended for a mainstream audience.

Tuesday

October 18, 2011 3:21 pm

NOVA intern Sarah Charley ’11 starts with a joke

NOVA intern Sarah Charley ’11 starts with a joke

Sarah Charley ’11 explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and how an electron can sometimes be like a “sheet crumpled into a ball” and other times like a “quilt spread across a bed”

Tuesday

October 11, 2011 2:54 pm

Physicist Childress among 'spin doctors' making quantum discovery

While physicists have been able for decades to measure the spin state of a single atom in a vacuum, previous techniques for measuring the spin of a single electron or nucleus in a solid state disturb surrounding spins. Now researchers including Lilian Childress, assistant professor of physics at Bates, have developed a way to measure spin that avoids this problem.

Monday

September 26, 2011 11:37 am

Renowned physicist returns for lecture

Glenn Schmieg, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, visits Bates College to give a lecture titled Whirlpools, Dust Devils and Tornadoes at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Room 204, Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave..

Monday

September 26, 2011 10:43 am

Wenzel leads $600,000, NSF-funded effort to develop online chemistry curriculum

Wenzel leads $600,000, NSF-funded effort to develop online chemistry curriculum

A newly awarded $600,000 National Science Foundation grant is supporting an innovative national effort led by a Bates College professor to create an in-depth, online chemistry curriculum.

Wednesday

September 14, 2011 2:42 pm

Mathematician to offer lectures on shape and neuroimaging

Washington Mio, mathematician and professor of mathematics at Florida State University, gives two Richard W. Sampson lectures. At 4:30 p.m. in Room 104 of Hathorn Hall, 3 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk), Mio will discuss shape variation and its application to neuroimaging. At 7:30 p.m. Mio will discuss the mathematics of shape in the Keck Classroom (Room G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road. For more information contact 207-786-6143.

Wednesday

August 17, 2011 9:48 am

2011 graduates include first students from distinctive math and science program

Among the students who graduated from Bates College last May were 11 pioneers of a nationally distinctive program designed to increase diversity among students in mathematics and the sciences. The 11 graduates were the inaugural participants in the college’s first Summer Scholars program, launched in 2007.

Friday

April 29, 2011 11:48 am

Bobcat slugger Noah Lynd ’11 looks at the physics of new NCAA-mandated bats

This spring, new NCAA rules have literally taken the bat out of the hands of sluggers like Bates senior Noah…

Monday

April 25, 2011 3:10 pm

Video: Is my honors thesis good enough to get published?

“I’m not sure you’re answering my question,” says geology professor John Creasy. He’s addressing Bates honors candidate Keegan Runnals ’11,…