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Dr. Kenneth Pestka II and recent Longwood physics graduate Jonathan Buckley (16) publish paper in Scientific Reports.

The paper titled, “Elastic evolution of a self-healing ionomer observed via acoustic and ultrasonic resonant spectroscopy,” by Dr. Kenneth Pestka II and Longwood physics graduate Jonathan Buckley (16) along with collaborators Stephen Kalista Jr. and Nicholas Bowers was published today in Nature Publishing Group’s open access journal Scientific Reports. The manuscript presents a relatively new […]

“Finite element models of crystallized white dwarf cores,” by Dr. Kenneth Pestka II, Robert Highley (18) and Laura Deale (17) presented at 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum

Assistant professor of physics Kenneth A. Pestka II and Longwood undergraduate physics major Robert Highley (18) presented the poster, written in collaboration with recent Longwood physics graduate Laura Deale, “Finite element models of crystallized white dwarf cores: A gateway to undergraduate physical acoustics and computational modeling of complex systems,” at the 173rd Meeting of the […]

Kenneth Pestka II and Jonathan Buckley present research at APS Meeting and Cook-Cole Poster Session.

Assistant professor of physics Kenneth A. Pestka II and Longwood undergraduate physics major Jonathan D. Buckley presented their research on the acoustic properties of self-healing polymers at the annual American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting of 2016. The APS March Meeting is the world’s largest annual physics conference with over 9,800 people in attendance for […]

Longwood Chemistry Presents Five Posters at ACS Undergraduate Poster Session

Three Longwood Chemistry Faculty, Dr. Sarah Porter, Dr. Ben Topham, and Dr. Andrew Yeagley, traveled to Charlottesville on Friday with seven students and five posters to present at the 2016 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Session. The poster session is hosted by the local Virginia Section of the ACS and is an annual event at the […]

Chemistry faculty publish in Journal of Chemical Education

Four members of the Longwood chemistry faculty, Dr. Sarah Porter, Dr. Melissa Rhoten, Dr. Benjamin Topham, and Dr. Andrew Yeagley, have recently had a paper accepted to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. Launched in 1924, the Journal of Chemical Education is the world’s premier chemical education journal. The topic of the […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II publishes feature article in The Physics Teacher.

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II of Longwood University and Jennifer Heindel,  museum educator at the Abbe Museum, collaborated on the paper, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Drag Forces: Estimating Floodwater Speed from Displaced Riverbed Boulders”. The paper appears as a feature article in the May issue of The Physics Teacher and is freely available for download at the AIP […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II receives grant from Siemens

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II has been awarded a grant from Siemens PLM for Femap with NX Nastran (valued at $678,500). The grant provides an opportunity for Longwood University physics and dual-degree engineering students to have access to this world leading finite element modeling software. This innovative software is used in advanced manufacturing, research and development […]

Chuck Ross Delivers Keynote

Dr. Chuck Ross, Professor of Physics, delivered the keynote address at the University of Mississippi’s Conference on the Civil War on October 10. Dr. Ross’s presentation was “Black Powder and the Cannon’s Roar: Science and Technology in the American Civil War”.

Physics Faculty and Students Published

Associate Professor of Physics Tim Holmstrom, Longwood Physics Alumnus Wolfgang Troth, and colleagues from the Jefferson Lab 3He Collaboration had their paper “A Precision Measurement of the Neutron Twist-3 Matrix Element d2n: Probing Color Forces.” published in Physics Review Letters  113 (2014) 022002. Associate Professor of Physics Tim Holmstrom, Longwood Physics Alumnus James Bittner, and colleagues from the […]

Physics Faculty Published in Nature

Tim Holmstrom, Assistant Professor of Physics,  Vincent Sulkosky, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Keith Rider, former Professor of Chemistry, and colleagues in Jefferson Lab Hall A PVDIS collaboration had their article “Measurement of parity violation in electron–quark scattering” published in the 6 February 2014 edition of Nature. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7486/pdf/nature12964.pdf