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William G. Sturrus, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy
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What is physics? Physics is the foundation of science. It is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. But because everything around us is made up of matter and energy, then physics really explains how things work, from the smallest particles to the structure of the universe.

If you have to ask "why study physics," then you don't get science. But if you want to truly understand the world around you, then welcome to our universe. You'll enjoy it here.

Kudos to Jackson-Milton High School

Jackson-Milton High School took first place in the 2014 Edition of the YSU Physics Olympics, held March 29 on the YSU Campus.

The five top-scoring teams were:

Jackson-Milton  - 133 points
Lowellville - 128 points
West Branch - 127 points
Columbiana - 119 points
Hickory - 111 points

Go to the Physics Olympics page for complete results.

Jeanne Watson-Antol, retail manager of the YSU office of Home Savings and Loan, presents a $300 event sponsorship check from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation to Cindy Smotzer (left), Physics Olympics coordinator, and Gregg Sturrus, chair, Physics & Astronomy. In addition to individual doors, event sponsors included the Boardman Rotary Club, Schwebel Baking Co. (which has sponsored the olympics since its inception) and Turning Technology Foundation.


Chuanhong Zhou

The Department of Physics and Astronomy welcomes our new post-doc researcher:

Dr. Chuanhong Zhou

Dr. Zhou will be conducting research relating to the experimental verification of coherent perfect polarization of the rotation of light, made possible through a $127,500 NSF EAGER grant warded to Drs. Mike Crescimanno, principal investigator, and James Andrews, co-principal investigator. EAGER stands for EArly concept Grants for Exploratory Research.

Dr. Zhou received his PhD and undergraduate degrees from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, where he studied lasers, microlenses and photonic crystals. He and his wife, Zhiting, have 4-year-old twins, William and Grace.

How to find Dr. Zhou: WBSH Room 1006, ext. 3618,chzhou12 AT gmail DOT com.


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