Rubik’s Cube Puzzles

As a kid, I enjoyed solving the “15 puzzle”, a sliding puzzle consisting of a 4×4 grid of 15 squares. However, I was amazed at a kind of 3D analogue of the 15 puzzle: Ernö Rubik’s 1974 masterpiece, which is … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Rubik’s Cube Puzzles

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A conulariid revisited (Lower Carboniferous of Indiana)

This summer I’ve been updating some of the photos I placed in the Wikipedia system (check them out here, if you like; free to use for any purpose). I was especially anxious to replace a low-resolution image I had made … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A conulariid revisited (Lower Carboniferous of Indiana)

Glacier Bay 2015

Guest Blogger: Dan Misinay This summer Dr. Wiles, Nick, Jesse Wiles, and myself traveled to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. We spent our six days in upper Muir Inlet at Wolf Point. Our purpose this summer was to bridge … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Glacier Bay 2015

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A calcareous sponge from the Lower Cretaceous of England

One of my favorite fossil localities is a gravel pit in Oxfordshire, England. Gravel pits are not usually good for fossil collecting given their coarse nature and high-energy deposition, but the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) Faringdon Sponge Gravels are special. They … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A calcareous sponge from the Lower Cretaceous of England

Team Columbia returns in high spirits with bountiful samples!

Guest Bloggers: Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr (Girdwood, Alaska) Team Columbia is back from an exciting 8 days in the field.  Dr.Wiles, Nick Wiesenberg, Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr traveled via helicopter to Columbia Bay, Alaska beginning July 15th and … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Team Columbia returns in high spirits with bountiful samples!

Guest Post: Michael Wolff ’17

When I first came to Wooster, I had no clue what discipline I would explore, and didn’t even take my first physics class until the second semester of my freshman year; now, I’m coming up on the end of my … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Guest Post: Michael Wolff ’17

Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A coiled nautiloid from the Middle Devonian of Ohio

The above fossil is a nautiloid cut in cross-section, showing the large body chamber at the bottom and behind it to the left and above the phragmocone, or chambered portion of the conch (shell). It is a species of Goldringia … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A coiled nautiloid from the Middle Devonian of Ohio

It’s Geology, But Not As We Know It

In a famous Star Trek misquotation, Mr. Spock says to Captain Kirk, “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it”. Well, yesterday the New Horizons spacecraft returned its first closeup of Pluto, and it’s geology, but not as we … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on It’s Geology, But Not As We Know It

Guest Blog: Popi Palchoudhuri ’16

Where do I begin? Experimental physics research has definitely been one of the longest love affairs that I have had, and this is only the beginning. This summer, I was given the opportunity to be a research assistant at CERN, … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Guest Blog: Popi Palchoudhuri ’16

Guest Blog: Justine Walker ’18

Summer Lovin’ – Falling in Love with Experimental Physics I remember the first hour of my research experience very clearly. I had always been horrible at keeping a good lab notebook and now I had been given an extremely fancy … Continue reading
Posted in ScotBlogs Contributed | Comments Off on Guest Blog: Justine Walker ’18