“He shouldn't be embarrassed of being wrong. Science is all about being embarrassingly wrong.”
These words provided encouraging feedback from a physics professor to a first grade student who incorrectly answered his teacher’s follow-up question the day after a visit to Kent State University’s Active Learning Laboratory in Smith Hall.
First grade students in Mrs. Tonelli's class visit Smith Hall
Organic light-emitting diode technologies (OLEDs), a key technological feature in the display of many models of mobile phones and televisions already provide great image quality and high-resolution. But are they as efficient as they can be? Inspired by methods used in liquid-crystal technology, Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have developed new ways to improve OLED efficiency even more.
Congratulations to physics graduate student Michael Lomnitz, who received an award for 2015 under the Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, sponsored by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy. The award has allowed him to spend a 12-month period at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), California, where he is carrying out research on particle detector technology with much higher spatial resolution than was previously possible.
Two Kent State University faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.” Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of APS memb
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 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.