December 11, 2013
Search Candidate: Michael Seifert, Ph.D., Chicago
“Lorentz symmetry and how to break it."
The Physics Department is pleased to announce that Jay Ewing has been hired as the new Machine Shop Supervisor, taking over from Greg Eibel who retired last year. Jay will be transitioning from his current role as Departmental Associate to the new position over the course of the fall 2013 term.
Professor David Latimer (currently at the University of Puget Sound) and Margaret Millhouse '12 have published a paper on neutron tomography in the September 2013 issue of the American Journal of Physics. The paper is based on Margaret's senior thesis.
Physics is the most mature of the sciences and provides much of the conceptual apparatus and instrumentation for chemistry, biology, astronomy, and engineering. It has inspired the creative work of mathematicians, philosophers, and social scientists and has repeatedly transformed the framework of civilization. The physics curriculum at Reed College is designed to provide rigorous preparation for those who plan careers in the field while at the same time serving the needs of interested liberal arts students.