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Research into Elastic Strain Engineering Earns SPS Award in Computational Physics

November 1, 2019

1908: The Swiss Physical Society is founded. 1991: The organization starts the SPS Awards for young physicists. 2019: Dr. Amir H. Ghadimi receives the SPS Award in Computational Physics.

3 Highlights of the COMSOL Conference 2019 Boston

October 21, 2019

One highlight of this year’s COMSOL Conference Boston was the keynote talks, which focused on batteries, corrosion, and inertial focusing in autonomous vehicles.

Modeling a Double-Tuning-Fork MEMS Gyroscope

October 10, 2019

Piezoelectric rate gyroscopes and similar MEMS devices offer an affordable way to measure angular velocity in applications such as skid control and rollover detection in automobile systems.

Happy Birthday, Niels Bohr

October 7, 2019

Niels Bohr’s work in physics started in college, when he solved a surface tension problem for the Academy of Sciences. He went on to work in atomic structure and quantum mechanics.

Happy Birthday, Adrien-Marie Legendre

September 18, 2019

From polynomials and functions to a moon crater and main belt asteroid, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre has quite a few namesakes.

Happy Birthday, Frederick Sanger

August 13, 2019

Thanks to English biochemist Frederick Sanger, we have a method for sequencing DNA, which has enabled us to learn more about the building blocks of life.

Happy Birthday, Joseph Keller

July 31, 2019

Mathematician Joseph Keller is best known for his geometrical theory of diffraction, but he also pursued other areas of study, even developing a teapot spout that doesn’t spill.

Happy Birthday, Friedrich Bessel

July 22, 2019

Friedrich Bessel could have led a comfortable life had he stayed in his career at a commercial firm. Instead, he was inspired to study astronomy, physics, and planetary behavior and movement…

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