Mar. 13, 2014—An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.
Mar. 6, 2014—Eminent theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson will give a free public lecture, "Four Revolutions and More to Come," on Thursday, March 27, at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 11, 2014—Rear Adm. Timothy White, deputy director of tailored access operations at the National Security Agency, will give a free public lecture on the activities of the NSA Thursday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 4327.
Feb. 10, 2014—The UK audio science fiction magazine Starship Sofa has published a podcast of "Descartes' Stepchildren," a short story by Robert Scherrer, professor and chair of the Vanderbilt's department of physics and astronomy.
Jan. 9, 2014—Two Vanderbilt astronomers are among an international team that has discovered a surprising new class of “hypervelocity stars” – solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational grasp of the Milky Way galaxy.
Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.
Aug. 30, 2013—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were lauded for their extraordinary academic achievements during an Aug. 28 celebration.
Aug. 20, 2013—More can be done with sun-powered electricity source, writes Dennis Hall, vice provost for research, dean of the Graduate School, professor of physics and professor of electrical engineering.
Jun. 10, 2013—The reason dark matter, which makes up 85 percent of all the matter in the universe, is invisible could be because it possesses a rare, donut-shaped type of electromagnetism instead of the more exotic forces that have been proposed, according to an analysis of a pair of Vanderbilt theoretical physicists.
May. 8, 2013—UC-Santa Barbara physics professor Joe Incandela, a leader of the project that found the Higgs boson, will visit Vanderbilt and give a public lecture on the latest results from the Large Hadron Collider on Tuesday night, May 21st.