William F. Brinkman, one of America's leading physicists and director of Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, — will talk about challenges related to energy use and global warming during his first-ever visit to Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Virginia Tech physicists are part of an international team of scientists who have discovered an important missing piece of information in the study of neutrinos, a tiny particle that is a building block of all things, from galaxies to tea cups.
Research led by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that small-group dynamics -- such as jury deliberations, collective bargaining sessions, and cocktail parties -- can alter the expression of IQ in some susceptible people. Women were disproportionately affected.
The Department of Physics in the College of Science and the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences have received a grant to establish a program of study that is designed to attract students to high school physics teaching as a career.