Four Amherst College Supreme Court experts--including two former clerks to justices--will discuss the filling of Antonin Scalia’s seat
15-Mar-2016 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Amherst College LitFest 2016 to Feature Authors Michael Chabon, Lauren Groff and Other Acclaimed Writers March 3 to 6
In addition to featuring hailed authors and editors, Amherst College LitFest 2016 will celebrate the National Book Award on Campus program—a partnership between the National Book Foundation, Amherst and The Common literary magazine—and a new...
17-Feb-2016 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites
Physicists have long predicted the possibility of tying knots in quantum fields. But no one has been able to make or observe a three-dimensional quantum knot, until now.
In a breakthrough discovery explored in a paper published in Nature...
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Amherst College professor David S. Hall and a team of collaborators have experimentally identified a pointlike monopole in a quantum field for the first time. The discovery gives scientists insight into the monopole magnet, an elementary particle...
30-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Last September, after years of watching, a team of scientists led by Amherst College astronomy professor Daryl Haggard observed and recorded the largest-ever flare in X-rays from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
5-Jan-2015 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites
Amherst College economics professor Prakarsh Singh been awarded a competitive $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to run an ambitious 18-month experiment evaluating the use of monetary...
29-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Amherst College Launches Sports Analytics Initiative, Seeking to Leverage Success of its “Moneyball” Alumni
Amherst College is introducing students to the analytical side of college athletics, and, in the process, reinforcing its pipeline to the business of sports.
28-Apr-2014 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Researchers have created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under lab conditions. The development lays the foundation for the underlying structure of the natural magnetic monopole – the detection of which would be a revolutionary event...
29-Jan-2014 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
Death Penalty Showdown May Loom in Massachusetts Following Holder Decision on Boston Bombing Suspect
30-Jan-2014 11:00 AM EST