Faculty Notes

Peter Erickson: Publishes "Probing White Guilt, Pursuing White Redemption"

Posted Nov. 17, 2011: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published “Probing White Guilt, Pursuing White Redemption: William Kentridge’s 9 Drawings for Projection” in Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 28 (2011). The series of nine animated films by the white South African artist shows how the quest for full understanding by whites of more »

Frederick W. Strauch: "Ultraefficient Cooling of Resonators: Beating Sidebar Cooling with Quantum Control"

Posted Nov. 14, 2011: Assistant Professor of Physics Frederick W. Strauch, in collaboration with Kurt Jacobs and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Boston, published a paper describing a new theoretical approach to cooling quantum systems. This work showed that by applying ideas of quantum control one could cool the vibration modes of small oscillators more »