CSUSM NewsCenter (Physics)

2019
October
17,
2019
| 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
The question has vexed astronomers for years: How do water and hydroxyl radicals, which have the same elements as water, surface on asteroids sluicing through space? A paper published Oct. 7 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature Astronomy” ...
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August
05,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Living more than 3,000 miles from her family in Colombia isn’t easy for Cal State San Marcos student Silvia Sherman. Though Silvia is grateful for a strong support system of friends in North County, it’s still challenging being a single mom attend...
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June
12,
2019
| 06:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Erick Ochoa was one of almost 20 Cal State San Marcos science and math students who accepted a challenge from a Vista-based business incubator in the spring of 2018.  The challenge was this: Come to our laboratory over the summer and try to devise...
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May
31,
2019
| 05:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Becoming a provost was never part of Graham Oberem’s plan. He never expected to be an administrator of any type at Cal State San Marcos. But when Oberem steps down as CSUSM’s provost at the end of June, it will mark the end of a 6½-year tenure, mo...
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January
24,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Lauren Tafla’s introduction to Gerardo Dominguez’s physics lab at Cal State San Marcos began with a simple knock on the door. Lauren had only recently started taking physics courses and was touring some of the labs when her professor, Stephen Tsui...
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2018
September
07,
2018
| 09:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jesus Perez wasn’t always heavily involved in the physics community at Cal State San Marcos. But joining the Society of Physics Students changed that. After joining SPS, Jesus started attending conferences and participating in physics events on ca...
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June
25,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jesus Perez wasn’t always heavily involved in the physics community at Cal State San Marcos. But joining the Society of Physics Students changed that. After joining SPS, Jesus started attending conferences and participating in physics events on ca...
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May
03,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was more than just sending a balloon up into the air. This balloon was filled with 5 kilos of helium and carried a payload of sensors and an ionization chamber measuring cosmic radiation, acceleration, wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and mo...
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2017
August
11,
2017
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of the attributes that attracted Ed Price to Cal State San Marcos was the opportunity to be on the ground floor in developing new programs. “Having been involved in the development, for instance, of our applied physics degree, it’s tremendousl...
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February
21,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Take a tour of the multi-wavelength universe as renowned astrophysicist Dr. Summer Ash highlights exciting new findings during her presentation “The Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can’t,” hosted by Cal State San Marcos’ Department of Physic...
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January
30,
2017
| 05:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Three Cal State San Marcos faculty members from the College of Science and Mathematics are principal investigators on a $6 million grant awarded in September to provide foundational funding for the University's engineering program. Here's a closer...
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January
30,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos may still be in the process of starting its engineering program, but its students have long been showing how their physics and computer science learning translates at the University’s annual Robot Expo. The latest installment ...
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January
24,
2017
| 06:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jesus Perez was on his way to an early-morning summer school math class last June when he received an email from the U.S. Department of Energy. Jesus, an applied physics major at Cal State San Marcos, knew the email’s content would detail whether ...
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2016
November
07,
2016
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Denise Garcia can remember a time when she had to work to get faculty to participate in an open house for the North San Diego County Bridges to the Future Program. But, as a recent open house showed, those days are long in the past. Nearly two ...
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October
06,
2016
| 11:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
Gerardo Dominguez began his college career as an engineering major before switching to physics. But some two decades later, engineering is back on his radar. Dominguez, an associate professor of physics at Cal State San Marcos, is the project d...
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October
06,
2016
| 08:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ College of Science and Mathematics enjoyed great success with its first “STEM In Your Backyard: Vista Village” event in March. It proved so successful, in fact, that it has become a biannual event. The second annual STEM I...
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September
27,
2016
| 12:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
Frontiers in Science (FIS), a scientist speaker series, kicks off its fall series on Sept. 29 with a session featuring three Cal State San Marcos undergrads who did summer research with faculty in physics, biology and chemistry. FIS seminars explo...
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September
15,
2016
| 05:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
Edward Price recalls sitting in most of his classes while somebody lectured to him when he was a student. “We have a lot of evidence now that that’s not a very effective way for people to learn science, and physics in particular,” said Price, a pr...
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September
09,
2016
| 09:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
Despite his best efforts, Justin Perron still hasn’t quite fully immersed himself in the Southern California lifestyle after growing up in Canada and spending his college years in the Northeast. He’s got the surfboard. He just hasn’t had an opport...
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August
16,
2016
| 02:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
Gerardo Dominguez, an associate professor of physics at Cal State San Marcos, is among the 2016 Class of Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Award winners, Great Minds in STEM announced Friday. Dominguez, a faculty me...
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2015
December
14,
2015
| 01:32 AM America/Los_Angeles
Rising to the challenge of putting scientific theory into motion, physics and computer science students at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will be presenting the culminations of their imaginative innovations at the eighth annual Robot ...
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2014
December
09,
2014
| 01:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
In the December 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Assistant Professor Gerardo Dominguez, along with a team of world-renowned researchers from the University of California, San Diego; the U...
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June
26,
2014
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A classroom in Science Hall 2 underwent a major renovation that transformed the space into new laboratories to benefit undergraduate learning and faculty research in physics, thanks to a $60,000 gift from Hunter Industries. Applied physics is one ...
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June
25,
2014
| 01:09 AM America/Los_Angeles
A classroom in Science Hall 2 underwent a major renovation that transformed the space into new laboratories to benefit undergraduate learning and faculty research in physics, thanks to a $60,000 gift from Hunter Industries. Applied physics is one ...
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