On November 10 and 11, 2017, Scott Heinekamp, Professor of Physics, and two physics majors from Wells, Eric Hartmann and Colton Robbins, attended the Fall meeting of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society, held at Union College in Schenectady NY. The meetings topic was the recent discovery of the existence of gravitational waves, and a highlight was the keynote talk, given by Rainer Weiss, who shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics for this work.
Professor of Physics; Coordinator of 3/2 Engineering Program
Scott Heinekamp, Professor of Physics, organized the 108th semiannual symposium of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society, which was hosted by Wells (for her first time) on April 19th and 20th. This meeting’s theme was “Recent Advances in Physics” and the 80 attenders heard talks on both the experimental breakthrough and the theoretical understanding of the Higgs boson (the keynote talk was by Professor Carl Hagen, he of the so-called ‘Englert-Brout-Guralnik-Hagen-Higgs-Kibble” symmetry-breaking mechanism for hadron mass generation), physics outreach and careers, the recent discovery of “super-earths” and “super-venuses”, and talks on breakthroughs in biophysics and exotic materials (including graphene and biolipid membranes).
Scott Heinekamp, Professor of Physics, attended the 108th meeting of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society, held at SUNY Binghamton on April 20-21 2012. He is a member of the executive committee of the organization, and participated in their semiannual meeting as well.