The device that Associate Professor of Physics Jonathan Levine is helping to build doesn’t reside down the hall from his office, or in the same state. It’s about 1,700 miles away. But he and his colleagues hope that one day, their project won’t even share their planet. They hope the instrument will travel on a mission to the moon or Mars, where it could help answer questions about the history of the solar system.
Prof. Illie and his team of undergraduate students at Colgate have been working on understanding the effect of dark matter in the growth of stars and the interaction of dark matter with regular matter. Some of their findings have recently been published in Journal for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics in 2019 and Physical Review D in 2020.
Prof. Jeyhan Kartaltepe, Colgate class of 2003 and current Assistant Professor of Physics at Rochester Insitute of Technology, will be leading a team of nearly 50 researchers to map the earliest structures of the universe. They will be using the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, to study the universe formed between 400,000 to 1 billion years after the Big Bang.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced that Prof. Beth Parks will assume the position of Editor for the American Journal of Physics (AJP) September 1, 2020. Prof. Parks is the first female editor of the journal.
On March 2, 2021, Galvez and collaborator Behzad Khajavi from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton were granted a patent for a new technology that helps decode light-encoded information on the receiving end. This is the first patent assigned to Colgate.