Department of Physics

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. What does it take to become great in your field?  Certainly motivation, dedication and creativity are important, but what about inspiration?  For young scientists that inspiration can come from a variety of places, including interactions with colleagues and especially the top scientists in their field. Lewis “Lee” Sharpnack, a Kent State...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals. The awards will fund basic research on: How plants respond to environmental stress such as drought  The microstructures of...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. 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 purpose of the award, given...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. July 2013:  Kent State Physics Professor Elizabeth Mann and her PhD advisee Pritam Mandal collaborate with researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, on research into lipid membranes of biological importance.  Their latest findings have been published this month in the prestigious Biophysical Journal. In recognition of the high...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June.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.

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. Urbana—In order to examine the workings of the smallest bits of matter, particle physicists smash subatomic particles together at tremendously high speeds and then analyze the resultant sprays (called jets) of even smaller particles, following them through their various decay paths. Huge quantities of data are taken from thousands upon thousands...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the recipients of the inaugural Internal Post-doctoral Seed Program.  In this initial round, 12 proposals were selected which resulted in awards for the support of 14 post-doctoral associates for one year.  In addition, each of these awards was augmented by the...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. Former KSU postdoctoral researcher Jinhui Chen has been awarded the 2012 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize by the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of work done while he was a Kent employee.  The Valley Prize is the most prestigious award from the APS for an early career physicist (within 5 years past the PhD), and is highly competitive,...

College of Arts & Sciences

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Research Incentive awards for Spring 2012.   Innovation Research Seed Awards: Local Translation of Dscam in Axon Growth and Guidance (Kristy Welshhans, Department of Biological Sciences) High Throughput Microfluidic Method for Measuring Cell Stiffness (Chanjoong Kim, Chemical Physics...

Physics Graduate Student Lewis Sharpnack will attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in late June. A public lecture on the universe on March 28, 2012