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Recent Grads Begin Medical, Dental School

Medical_StudentsWith a robust scientific foundation and career guidance through the Health Professions program, recent Hobart and William Smith alums are beginning the next phases of their educations at Columbia, Brown,…
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Penn Hosts Major Scientific Discovery Event

Associate Professor of Physics Steven Penn welds the suspension of a LIGO coating sample. The sample has a conductive coating, developed at Stanford, which allows stray charges on LIGO mirrors to be neutralized.In the ongoing research to understand the origins and the nature of the universe, the detection of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime – has been a pivotal discovery. On…
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Hebb Advancing Exoplanet Research

Hebb_Leslie_6Assistant Professor of Physics Leslie Hebb is collaborating with a group of scientists from across the country on a project that improves — with previously unattainable precision — the ability…
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Nobel Prize Awarded for Gravitational Waves Discovery

Nobel_3The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded for the historic discovery of gravitational waves, a scientific breakthrough made possible thanks to a global research team of which Professor of…
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First Joint Discovery of Gravitational Waves by LIGO and Virgo

LIGO_1The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), of which Hobart and William Smith Professor of Physics Steven Penn is a prizewinning scientist, and the Virgo collaboration have reported their first joint discovery…
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