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Whitman Professor Involved in Groundbreaking Gravitational-Wave Detection

Photo by Marra Clay.

Marra Clay, Publisher

February 11, 2016

One hundred years ago, Einstein developed his theory of General Relativity. Today, a team of physicists from around the world, including a Whitman professor, announced they had the evidence to prove it. At 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, students and faculty gathered in the Hall of Science, wai...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly

November 13, 2014

Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat like a cookie cooling-rack. To those not trained in the arts of Photoshop and the latest technology...

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Nathan Fisher

April 17, 2014

Whitman College professors have lives outside of the Whitman campus and classroom, right? Well, I decided it would be interesting to assume they did, and I took the bold step of seeking out a handful of Whitman intellectuals to see what movies they enjoyed and why. Even though I was a bit disappointed...

Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself

Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself

Nathan Fisher

November 14, 2013

Think about the formula for some of the most successful movies in recent history: a little humor, maybe a touch of violence and throw in a superpower or two and I'm sold. Add in Marvel's magic and the whole world will line up to see the movie. This past week I donned my Avengers t-shirt and headed do...

Neutrinos might be breaking Einstein’s speed limit

Illustration: Jung Song

Alfredo Villaseñor

October 20, 2011

Last month the European Center for Particle Physics (CERN) and the Italian laboratory of high-energy physics in Gran Sasso detected particles moving faster than light, what has been taken to be an impossibility for over a hundred years since Einstein published his theories in 1905. The particles fou...

Upcoming Barish lecture appeals to scientists, non-scientists alike

Karah Kemmerly

September 30, 2010

Dr. Barry Barish, a leading member in the field of physics, is coming to Whitman College on Thursday, Sept. 30 to give a lecture on general relativity. Members of the Department of Physics believe that the presentation, titled "Einstein's Legacy and Our Best Description of the Universe," will be beneficial...

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