Items Tagged as: Physics

Most people say the worst sense to lose would be vision. However, one in four of us will face vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration by the time we hit 80.

Frustrated by poor student performance in introductory courses they were teaching, University of Oregon physics professors James Schombert and Stephen Hsu wondered if they were missing something in the acronym-driven numbers game—GPA, SAT, GMAT, GRE, ACT—that dominates the college admissions proc

A UO physicist becomes a key player in a multi-million dollar drama about paintings.

The only female professor in her department, Miriam Deutsch can’t recall the day it stopped being weird to be a woman studying physics. The trend of few females pursuing science typically begins during the teen years, she says.

Twenty years ago, an unsuspecting ant crossed the floor of a basement laboratory at the University of Oregon’s Volcanology Building and laid a trail for Robert Schofield, PhD ’90. The senior research associate was then studying physics under Harlan Lefevre, now professor emeritus.

Perhaps in another universe, one of the infinitude predicted by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory, Kathy Hadley, MS ’05, PhD ’11, never even glimpsed that fateful poster in a Yakima employment office announcing an opening for a part-time Halloween pumpkin face-painter, a poster tha

Students in the Science & Memory program use multimedia storytelling techniques to turn the science of climate change into compelling narratives

A website called the Lyon Archive explores A.S. Lyon's life charted by students contributing to the digital archive

Sapeurs devote their lives to staying on the cutting edge of fashion