Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Jim Schroeder ‘09 finds that electrons surfing across electromagnetic Alfvén waves is the force behind the awe-inspiring aurora borealis.
The physics and engineering department has an open position for a lab associate.
Steven Palladino's ('13) doctoral work attempts to detect gravitational waves from the birth of the universe.
Wheaton Physics alumnus Roger Wiens '82 played a pivotal role in the Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February 2021.
During the Summer of 2020, faculty member Rhiannon Blaauw-Erskine and a group of nine physics students designed a million-person settlement on Mars.
Students and faculty from the Department of Physics and Engineering are featured in the most recent issue of Wheaton Magazine.
Assistant Professor of Physics Jim Schroeder ‘09 is part of a team of researchers who have recently been awarded a grant from NASA.
Students Published in Journal
Physics students publish an article in the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics.
NASA scientist and physics lecturer Rhiannon Blaauw Erskine and fellow Wheaton prof Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt awarded major grant.
The switch to remote learning during the spring had a significant impact on several of Genevieve Nelson's courses, heavily affecting her laboratory-based experimental physics course in particular.
Dr. Heather M. Whitney has been elected Zone 9 Councilor for the Society of Physics Students National Council.
Stephen McKay is one of two Wheaton students to have received the Goldwater Scholarship.
Wheaton College students and faculty have formed an intra-departmental team to create a process utilizing LiDAR technology to map changes at archeological sites, with Tel Shimron in Israel as the initial test location.
Dr. Heather M. Whitney is Associate Professor of Physics at Wheaton College and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Radiology at the University of Chicago.
The William Lewis Shuster Jr. Engineering Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to an incoming first year engineering student.
Wheaton engineering student, Rebecca Geiger wins Moles scholarship.