Students Meet Nobel Laureate at NASA

It’s not every day that you get to meet a Nobel Laureate. But three physics students working with Dr. Peter Gonthier this summer did just that! While working at NASA Goddard this summer at the start of the Department’s Summer Research Program, Astrophysics Group research students Madeleine Rabitoy, Noah Giddings, and Meredith Bomers had a […]

Stories of Hope: Hope Astrophysicists

Seeing Stars Time travel, long imagined by writers and dreamers, is not as far-fetched as you might believe. Sure, it seems fantastical and improbable — the imaginings of which are only meant for postulations and movies — but astrophysicists do it all the time. And so did Hope College freshman Jeff Engle in the summer of […]

This Month in SPS

This Week: April 12th Physics Elemental Battleship Join us for game time to play the well known game Battleship … with a twist. Also, start preparing your armada to come vote for you for officer election next week. Next Week: April 19th Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream Party & Officer Elections Come join us for the last SPS […]

Physics major works on experiment at MSU-NSCL

Cole Persch spent the day working with Dr. DeYoung at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University.  Most of the day we were helping out with SuN, a machine used to study supernovas. I also sat in on a meeting to discuss another experiment.