Physics & Astronomy Department

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:30 AM
Summer research science poster session
Settle Hall Board Room
Contact Mike Wolyniak
(434) 223-6175


Getting Real With Science FictionGetting Real With Science Fiction
A lifelong love of science fiction coupled with a cross-disciplinary teaching opportunity led Physics Professor Steven Bloom to write his new book "The Physics and Astronomy of Science Fiction: Understanding Interstellar Travel, Teleportation, Time Travel, Alien Life, and Other Genre Fixtures". Full Story...


Relative to enrollment, Hampden-Sydney College educates a large share of the nation's industrial, research, and teaching physicists. This is not by accident; the faculty, innovative in their teaching and active in research, teaches in modern, state-of-the-art facilities housing equipment not typically found in an undergraduate college. Students can work with faculty members specializing in astronomy, astrophysics, superconductivity, physical acoustics, condensed matter, nuclear physics, digital electronics, and computational physics. Hampden-Sydney boasts its own astronomical observatory housing a fully automated, research-grade, computerized reflecting telescope - one of the finest small-college facilities of its kind in the country.