April 26, 2022
Physics Demonstrations manager Angella Johnson has begun publishing an ambitious series of educational videos on YouTube that draw on her experience in demonstrations, the knowledge of Physics faculty members, and professional expertise throughout the university. Read More.
April 4, 2022
Brown University Professor of Physics Brad Marston has been named to the editorial board of Physical Review E. Read More.
April 4, 2022
Brown University’s Dean of the Faculty Kevin McLaughlin announced that Meenakshi Narain would take over as Chair of the Department of Physics effective July 1, 2022. Read More.
Rutendo Jakachira Awarded Optica Foundation Amplify Scholarship for Study of Pulse Oximetry and RaceMarch 15, 2022
Rutendo Jakachira, a second-year Ph.D. student in Brown University’s Department of Physics, has received an inaugural Optica Foundation Amplify Scholarship. Jakachira was one of only fifteen students selected from around the world for the award, intended to “support Black students and their passion for light science.” She plans to use the funding to continue working on a non-invasive method of obtaining accurate blood oxygen readings from people across a variety of skin tones. Read More.
March 14, 2022
Brown University Professor of Physics Vesna Mitrovic has been elected to serve in two leadership positions in the American Physical Society (APS). Mitrovic will serve as Executive Committee Vice-Chair of the Group on Instrument and Measurement Science (GIMS) and as a Member at Large on the Executive Committee of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), the largest division of APS.
GIMS was formed in 1984 “to advance the development of new instrumentation and measurement science” and provides “professional recognition to those who advance instrument and measurement science in all fields of physics.” DCMP’s mission is to advance knowledge of the physics of condensed matter.