Student studies under Nobel Prize winner

(CONTRIBUTED/ Ty Naquin) Ty Naquin, a senior physics major from Millbrook, Alabama, had the opportunity to research optics under Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gerard Mourou in France during the summer of 2019. Lirona Joshi Staff Writer What if your job this summer was hanging out in the lab with one of the best people in your field Read More

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A Question of Unification: from atoms to galaxies

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday physics students at Troy take two very peculiar physics classes: General Relativity in the morning and Quantum Mechanics in the afternoon. General Relativity, Einstein’s magnum opus, deals mostly with large scale structures in the universe. The deviation of planetary orbits from Newtonian laws, the slowing down of Read More

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Students pursue summer research in the sciences

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Madelynn Lytle, a senior math major from Blountstown, Florida, spent the summer working on visual biophysics in the University of Alabama at Birmingham through a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.  She developed a model of light propagation and capture in a photoreceptor cell using a matrix laboratory (MATLAB) with the purpose Read More

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