physics

Summer research examining how satellite constellations affect astronomy

Luke Chapman and Shauna Shepard sit at a computer, with professor Katrin Schenk sitting behind them

As satellites are launched into the sky, they leave traces of their transit on astronomical images, decreasing the scientific value of those images. ... READ MORE >>

‘The Bumpy Ramp Problem’: Students investigate AP physics test question

Gregory Wietrzykowski '26, Alaina Snider '27, and professor Peter Sheldon roll a toy car down a ramp as part of their summer research

In 2016, a question on the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 exam rankled some in the science community. ... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Marcela Izquierdo Poza ’24

Poza will continue her studies next year in Boston University’s Physics PhD program.... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students recognized with Outstanding Chapter Award

The designation is given to fewer than 15 percent of chapters at colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally, with just 73 of more than 800 chapters honored this year.... READ MORE >>

Kylee Bennett ’24 pursues engineering physics degree through Randolph’s Dual Degree Program

The unique opportunity allows Randolph students to earn two degrees in the time it normally takes to get one.... READ MORE >>

Students testing the ability of cellphones to map motion

The ultimate goal of the research project is to eventually make measurements of and map roller coaster rides without using any external stimulus such as GPS.... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Cristina Berenguer Llongueras ’23

Llongueras was accepted into the master’s program at Georgia Tech’s Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering.... READ MORE >>

Students inducted into national, international honor societies

On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies.... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students recognized with Outstanding Chapter Award

Female Randolph student teaches a science experiment to a young boy.

The designation is given to fewer than 15 percent of chapters at colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally.... READ MORE >>

Peter Sheldon wins national Society of Physics Students award

Physics professor Peter Sheldon gives a demonstration for the Physics Phun event during WildCat Weekend

Last week, he was named the Society of Physics Students’ Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2022-23.... READ MORE >>