Pointless but strangely amusing:
idly browsing doing research.
“Thanks for making 72 hours of physics FUN!!” – Evaluation comment from OP2 summer2014
Recent research at University College London indicates that people who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music. There may thus be a neurobiological basis to beauty.
Read more here.
The MicroBooNE detector – a 30-ton, 40-foot-long cylindrical metal tank designed to detect ghostly particles called neutrinos – was carefully transported by truck across the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab site, from the warehouse building it was constructed in to the experimental hall three miles away.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Maul will be coming to Otterbein in the fall as Director of our new Systems Engineering program. Gary was for many years a professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. More recently he has been building an engineering program at OSU’s Marion campus. He is a widely known and highly respected engineer and educator. We look forward to building a successful program under his leadership!
Prof. Aaron Reinhard of the Physics Department has won the 2013-14 New Teacher of the Year Award! This award goes to an outstanding teacher in their first three years at Otterbein. It was announced at the Academic Honors Convocation on May 7.
In addition, Tegan Johnson won the department’s Enrico Fermi Award for the outstanding graduating senior.
Congratulations to Tegan, Prof. Reinhard, and all the other students, alumni, and faculty members honored this year!
A good writeup of the MINERvA experiment.