‘True Cornellian’ ends 10,000-mile cycle tour at Reunion 2018
Women in STEM event to address gender pay gap, overcoming barriers
Married physics researchers share lab, students and the joy of discovery
Machine Learning Reveals Quantum Phases of Matter
Oculus Education Partners with Research Institutions to Explore VR's Impact on Learning Outcomes
Tomás Arias honored with Weiss teaching award
Study probes effect of virtual reality on learningThe simulation, “Learning Moon Phases in Virtual Reality,” is part of a multi-phase research study to determine whether the compelling, immersive nature of virtual reality (VR) provides a better learning outcome than conventional hands-on activities. The study – which found no significant difference among hands-on, computer simulation or VR learning – is one of the first to look at the impacts of VR on learning.
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Research in the department is organized in two laboratories, the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) and the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics (LEPP). Explore the links below to learn more about the major research areas of the department and the facilities available to researchers.
"I'm most proud of the outreach activities I've been a part of. Sharing knowledge of the observatory with the public and helping to contribute to its smooth operation is chief among my Cornell achievements."
- R. Zachary Murray '18
Read more about R. Zachary Murray's story here.