Amherst College Physicists Create Synthetic Magnetic Particle

January 29, 2014

David Hall and Michael Ray

Physics Professor David Hall and Postdoctoral Associate Michael Ray.
Editor's note: High-resolution photos are available upon request.

AMHERST, Mass.—Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David S. Hall ’91 and Aalto University (Finland) Academy Research Fellow Mikko Möttönen has created, identified and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles in Hall’s laboratory on the Amherst campus.

Noted Genetics Researcher and Entrepreneur David Margulies to Discuss “Precision Medical Care” at Amherst College April 22

Submitted on Wednesday, 4/3/2013, at 10:56 AM

April 3, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — David M. Margulies, M.D., executive director of the Gene Partnership at Children’s Hospital in Boston (CHB) and a member of the faculties of the Division of Developmental Medicine, the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Division of Genomics at the Harvard Medical School, will deliver the 2013 Amherst College Croxton Lecture titled “Towards Precision Care” on Monday, April 22 in room 4 of Merrill Science Center at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Preaching—and Practicing—Energy Awareness

March 9, 2010

There’s solar, wind and hydro. Nuclear, biomass and geothermal. And don’t forget coal, oil  and natural gas.

With so many energy options out there, it’s hard for the normal, bill-paying homeowner or automobile driver or undergraduate to make sense of it all.

A Laureate in the Lounge

By Katherine Duke '05

The 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics does not eat his pizza crusts. I made this observation on Thursday, Sept. 9, when William Phillips dropped by the Physics Student Lounge in MerrillScienceCenter to have lunch with some Amherst students.

Nobel Laureate William Phillips to Discuss “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” on Sept. 9 at Amherst College

September 1, 2010                                        

AMHERST, Mass. – Nobel Laureate William Phillips, a renowned physicist and fellow at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), will deliver a lecture titled “Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Merrill Science Center at Amherst College.