Commentary & Opinion
12:54 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

David Nightingale: J.Willard Gibbs (1839-1903)

J.W. Gibbs

Josiah Willard Gibbs was a contemporary of Mark Twain, and while Walt Whitman was enjoying the popularity of “Leaves of Grass”, and Dickens' final and unfinished novel “Edwin Drood” had just been published, J.Willard Gibbs was quietly working single-handedly at Yale on subjects that benefit mankind even today. This complex work, however, is not commonly known to a large segment of the reading public.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Dr. Jayanth Banavar, University of Maryland - The Geometry of Life

The constraints of physical shape have helped guide life's evolutionary path.

Jayanth Banavar, dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) at the University of Maryland, discusses how geometry plays a significant role in development and evolution.

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New England News
5:07 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

UMass Nuclear Physicist Joins Team of Scientists Hoping to Solve Nature's Mysteries in Experiment

A nuclear physicist from UMass Amherst is among a select group of researchers that will be working on a experiment that hopes to find more about the way tiny subatomic particles behave in nature. WAMC’s Lucas Willard spoke with David Kawall about the basics of the Muon g-2 experiment, which hopes to solve some of biggest mysteries in physics…

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vox Pop : The Science Forum : 1/24/13

Credit Wikimedia Commons / Dominique Toussaint (DemonDeLuxe)

Back from a long sabbatical, today we convene the science forum as we have gathered our panel of science experts to respond to your questions and comments.

Dr. Barbara Brabetz is associate professor of biochemistry in the department of natural sciences at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Dr. Nancy Slack is emeritus professor of biology and history of science of the Sage Colleges.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 8/9/12

On this edition of Vox Pop we gather our panel of experts to respond to your science-related questions and comments, for a program we like to call the Science Forum. On today’s show: Barbara Brabetz, Ken Welles, and George Shaw. WAMC’s Patrick Donges hosts.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 5/16/12

Science is the topic this Wednesday as we host professors Ed Stander (geology), Andrea Worthington (biology), and Nancy Slack (biology), and Ken Welles (physics) to provide conclusions to your hypotheses. It's the Vox Pop Science Forum, hosted by Alan Chartock.

Vox Pop - Science Forum
3:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Vox Pop : Science Forum : 3/22/12

The Science Forum is underway. We gather our panel of experts in the areas of biology and chemistry once a month to respond to your science-related questions and comments. On today’s show: Barbara Brabetz, Ken Welles, Jim Pickett and Ed Stander. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.