Look Before You Text: Leah Thompson ’15 Studies Distraction

Janurary 18, 2013 • By William Sweet

“Look both ways before crossing the street.”

It’s a lesson that most of us learn by the age of 6. But according to Leah Thompson ’15, who spent this past summer studying pedestrian behavior, it’s also a lesson that many adults have managed to unlearn or ignore.

The culprit, in many cases, is the smartphone.

After Amherst, at Amherst: The Post-Baccalaureate Fellows

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/3/2012, at 11:55 AM

They have the parchments and the canes, and they are now officially alumni—but these Amherst graduates just will not leave.

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Olsen

Professor Jonathan Friedman Receives Grant for Research of Quantum Mechanical Effects in Single-Molecule Nanomagnets and Superconducting Devices

June 2010

In the Merrill Science Center lab of Associate Professor of Physics Jonathan Friedman, you’ll find magnets consisting of only one molecule each and student researchers who custom-build much of their own equipment. With the support of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, this summer the professor and his students are continuing their cutting-edge research of quantum mechanical effects in single-molecule nanomagnets and superconducting devices.

Student Research Opportunities

Anna Martini's Research Opportunities for Students

Currently I’m involved in several major research projects, and each of these offer opportunities for student involvement, either in the summer or during the school year. These projects include:

Amherst Research Opportunities for Students

Student Research

Funding for Student Research The Department has set aside a portion of its budget to fund student research projects. Students who are interested in applying for these funds should send a letter to the Chair of the Department and include the following information:

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