The Tufts Department of Education has been creating a number of resources for faculty to help them develop their teaching practices, and has recently launched a set of video interviews with faculty who use a student-centered approach to pedagogy. Softmattertheory PI Tim Atherton and his Physics 12 General Physics II class was selected as […]
The Kavli Institute is one of the most renowned centers for Theoretical Physics in the world. Located at the University of California Santa Barbara, it hosts programs that bring physicists together from all over the world to work on common problems. By having people co-located in one place, they’re able to collaborate and interact in […]
A signature component of Tim Atherton’s introductory classes for several years now has been the incorporation of Digital Storytelling video projects. Students in my General Physics II class at Tufts were asked as a final project to collaboratively create a short YouTube video explaining a topic within the scope of the class to a high school audience. This […]
Tim Atherton gave a talk today about new results on sphere packing on arrested surfaces at the Greater Boston Area Statistical Mechanics Meeting. The meeting, hosted by Brandeis University, brought together about 100 researchers from the New England area to discuss interesting new results on active matter, out of equilibrium systems and packing spheres on […]
Tim Atherton, PI of the soft matter theory group, today gave a public talk as part of the “Pint of Science” festival here in Boston. Entitled “Ice Cream, Soap and TVs: The Science of Soft Materials”, the talk focussed on how inside everyday things such as soaps, food products, mayonnaise, liquid crystal displays—referred to […]
The Research Corporation for Science Advancement today announced that Tim Atherton would receive the prestigious Cottrell Scholarship. Atherton was one of fifteen physics and chemistry early-career faculty nationwide to receive this honor, which is presented to faculty who excel at both research and teaching. RCSA interim president Jack Pladziewicz noted that “funding goes to […]
A signature component of Tim Atherton’s introductory classes for several years now has been the incorporation of Digital Storytelling video projects. Students in my General Physics II class at Tufts were asked, as a semester long project, to collaboratively create a short YouTube video explaining a topic within the scope of the class to a high school audience. […]
It was with great pleasure that I went to Chelsea High School today to be a judge for their annual science fair. I was invited by a former student, Nora Paul-Schultz who’s teaching at the school and took my Modern Physics class a couple of years ago.
I was very impressed by the high standard […]
I was asked last year to write a review for Physics Today magazine of famous entomologist Edward O. Wilson‘s book “Letters to a Young Scientist”. Wilson is emeritus faculty at Harvard University and is famous for his Pulitzer prize winning book “The Social Conquest of Earth”, as well as his television documentary “Lord of […]
Group members Tim Atherton, Badel Mbanga, Chris Burke, Kate Voorhes and Ian Hunter got together today for a wonderful holiday lunch at local restaurant Oasis in Medford. We’d like to wish Happy Holidays to all of our blog readers!
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