Department of Physics

Unlike in mathematics, it is rare to have exact solutions to physics problems. 

“When they do present themselves, they are an opportunity to test the approximation schemes (algorithms) that are used to make progress in modern physics,” said Michael Strickland, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at Kent State University.  

The Kent State University Planetarium’s holiday presentation “The Skies of Winter: Holidays in the Planetarium” has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. each night in Room 108, Smith Hall on the Kent Campus.

The Kent State University Planetarium’s holiday presentation “The Skies of Winter: Holidays in the Planetarium” has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. each night in Room 108, Smith Hall on the Kent Campus.

Samsung Electronics Corporation is a leader in the global market of high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media, and the largest producer of liquid crystal displays in the world. On Friday, May 20, Dr. Sung Tae Shin, senior vice president of Samsung’s LCD Center in South Korea, will visit Kent State University on to discuss the university’s groundbreaking research involving new applications for liquid crystal display technologies.

By Hannah Baughman

Colonel Writer

In his 35th and final year of teaching, physics teacher Jon Secaur was honored with the title of Portage County Teacher of the Year.

Every year, the Coleman Foundation picks a teacher in the county who has been nominated by his or her peers to win the award. This year, the science department chose to nominate Secaur for the award to honor his long career before he retires, and the Coleman Foundation chose him from the pool of other applicants.

Ten Kent State University researchers are part of a team of international scientists who have discovered the most massive antinucleus discovered to date. They are part of an international team of scientists studying high-energy collision of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a 2.4 mile-circumference particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Dr. Jinhui Chen attended an award ceremony (see photos) this month in Denver, Colorado, where American Physical Society President Michael Turner presented him with the 2012 George E. Valley Jr. prize. This prestigious award recognized discoveries by Dr. Chen while he was a postdoc at Kent State.

The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) selected Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., professor of physics at Kent State University, to receive the Distinguished Award of Council. The award will be presented at the 66th Annual ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet on Nov. 7 at Guy's Party Center in Akron.

The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) selected Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., professor of physics at Kent State University, to receive the Distinguished Award of Council. The award will be presented at the 66th Annual ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet on Nov. 7 at Guy's Party Center in Akron.

Northeast Ohio’s emerging flexible electronics industry recently received a boost in the form of a $499,514 contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Innovative Economies initiative.  The funding was awarded to NorTech, a regional nonprofit economic development organization, leading efforts to develop regional innovation clusters in Northeast Ohio.  NorTech will use the funds to focus on small business growth and job creation in the region’s flexible electronics industry.

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