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. […]
NEW.Mech was a first for many things. For me it was my first conference, my first poster presentation, and first real event as an undergraduate in physics. The work for the conference started long before the conference itself, with my own research work. In the weeks leading up to NEW.Mech, I spent many hours writing […]
For the past three weeks I’ve been taking part in Tufts’ Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT). GIFT is a two part program for graduate students that focuses on their professional development as educators. The first part, which I’ve just completed, is a series of workshops on a variety of topics integral to teaching including […]
Two nematic shells brought in contact coalesce in order to reduce their interfacial tension. We study the defect textures as the combined shell shape evolves. Using large scale computer simulations, we resolve the director field […]
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!
Badel Mbanga and Chris Burke today presented at the 57th New England Complex Fluids Workshop, held at Boston University and hosted by the Bansil group. Thanks to BU for hosting such an enjoyable conference!
I was delighted to spend the morning today at the Boston Museum of Science judging high school senior science projects from Fenway High School. I was really impressed by the high quality of the projects and the number of students who showed both aptitude and interest in studying science further at university; I was […]
Recent Blog Posts
- Recap of the SoftMatterTheory residency at the University of New South Wales
- Video projects from Physics 12 Fall 2016
- New publication: “Predicting the influence of plate geometry on the eddy-current pendulum”
- New publication: “Shape minimisation problems in liquid crystals”
- Chris Burke wins an award for undergraduate education
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