Sophomore Presents Heart Monitor Research at TECHCON Conference
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – Simeon Simeonides, a sophomore Physics major at High Point University, joined the nation’s top scholars and industry leaders to share his research at Semiconductor Research Corporation’s TECHCON conference. Held Sept. 7-9 in Austin, Texas, the conference showcased the forefront of semiconductor research by undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students. Simeonides […]
Studying the Stars: Dr. Brad Barlow Passes Passion onto Students
When you look up into the night sky, what do you see? If you are one of Dr. Brad Barlow’s students at High Point University there is a good chance you see endless possibilities. Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, is one of the most recent additions to HPU’s physics department, and in his first year […]
Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Junior physics major Stephen Vultaggio recently presented his discovery of a new Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Star at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C. Hot Subdwarf Stars are rare types of stars that have had their outer atmospheric layers stripped off, so astronomers […]
Channel 14 News Interviews Barlow And Students
Aaron Marlowe and Sam Gordon, who are in Dr. Barlow’s PHY 2001 research group, were recently interviewed by Channel 14 News about their project studying comet ISON. This comet gained notoriety this holiday season because it reached perihelion on Thanksgiving Day. If it survived the close encounter with the Sun, its orbit would take it […]
Physics Students Reach Out to Boys & Girls Club
Physics and chemistry majors did hands-on experiments with kids from the Boys and Girls Club of High Point. They did experiments with light spectra, jumping rings, bed of nails, a Van der Graaff generator, and a ping-pong ball cannon.
Fiser Joins Physics Department
Briana Fiser recently joined the High Point University as assistant professor of physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Fiser specializes in the fields of biological physics, nanoscience, material science, mathematics and chemistry. "I see my responsibilities as teaching and helping students develop a better understanding of physics and the natural world around them," Fiser says.