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Stewart Holds Annual Earth Day Rant on “Bending the Curves”

Stewart Holds Annual Earth Day Rant on “Bending the Curves”

On April 22, Professor of Physics Brian Stewart held his annual Earth Day Rant. This year’s topic was “Bending the Curves: Coping with Crises from Car Crashes to Coronavirus to Climate Change.” During his talk, Stewart discussed and compared how a car crash, storm, epidemic, and climate change vary in terms of mitigation, adaptation, perception,…

Kottos Co-Authors Several Publications

Tsampikos Kottos, Lauren B. Dachs Professor of Science and Society and professor of physics, is the co-author of several new publications. They include: “Constant Intensity Conical Diffraction in Discrete One-Dimensional Lattices with Charge-Conjugation Symmetry,” published in Optics Letters, Vol. 45, Issue 1, January 2020. “Enhanced Sensing and Nondegraded Thermal Noise Performance Based on PT-Symmetric Electronic…
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