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Back to the paleontology lab in Tartu, Estonia

Tartu, Estonia — Disconcertingly it says “chemistry”, but there really is a geology department inside this building on the University of Tartu campus. The Geology Department is part of the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences. We are very impressed … Continue reading
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Fieldwork in Estonia, with a bonus visit to Narva

Tartu, Estonia — Today Bill and I had a spectacular geology and culture field trip in northeastern Estonia. As you can see in the images, the weather was excellent, if a little warm. Our Estonian hosts took us from Tartu … Continue reading
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Concluding 2018 summer research in the Tree Ring Lab

Summer 2018 research in the Tree Ring Lab has come to a close. The group of five students worked on a variety of projects, learning about the climate and history of Ohio and Alaska, and the application of different dendrochronological … Continue reading
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Summer Research at Wooster: Rain-on-Snow in Alaska

The following post is courtesy of Anna Cooke (’20), who worked with Dr. Alex Crawford through Wooster’s Sophomore Research Program this summer In the heat of Ohio’s summer, it’s been a small bit of relief to turn my attention to … Continue reading
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Norton’s Dome

The Shape In dimensionless coordinates, with the [latex]z[/latex]-axis pointing down, Norton’s dome has the shape [latex display=”true”] z = \frac{2}{3}s^{3/2},[/latex] where [latex]s[/latex] is the arc length along the dome. If [latex]ds^2 = dx^2 + dz^2[/latex], then [latex display=”true”] x = \int dx … Continue reading
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Standard Model at 50

From Haidar Essili: All I can think of to describe my experience in the Standard model’s 50th anniversary conference is to repeatedly yell the word wow, until I have lost the will to do so. I am at a loss … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologist in Wales and England (June 2018)

I spent two weeks in wonderful places making presentations, doing research, scouting for student Independent Study projects, and seeing friends and colleagues. Here is a guide to the blog posts by date — June 6: Bryozoologists gather in Wales June … Continue reading
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Spring Outreach Events

Spring is a big time for outreach here at Wooster Physics. The Physics Club runs demonstrations for local elementary schools, doing often two outreach visits a week during the spring.  (In the fall, we are usually prepping for this flurry … Continue reading
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Lindner Lecture

Kate Manne Lecture: Wednesday, September 12th, Lean Lecture Room, at 7:30pm Author Meets Critics Session: Thursday, September 13th, Scovel Hall Room 004, 11:00am   The 2018 Lindner Lecture in Ethics will be given on Wednesday, September 12, by Professor Kate … Continue reading
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Wooster Paleontologist in London (again)

London, England — The Natural History Museum is one of my favorite places on Earth. It is a secular cathedral of science; a celebration of life’s long history and glorious diversity. I’ve had the pleasure of working here many times, … Continue reading
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