Faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding achievement February 3, 2017, at the BYU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (CPMS) Annual Awards Banquet.
Archimedes was one of history’s most influential mathematicians, in addition to being an astronomer, engineer, and physicist. He developed an unprecedented method for determining the volume of objects and invented a heat ray to torch ships attacking his hometown. In explaining the principle of the lever, he said, “Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.”
Cui Tao’s love for both biology and computer science has led to more than an accomplished research and teaching career—it has earned her one of Barack Obama’s final awards before the former president left office in January.
America loves a good shark story. The country’s obsession with the frightening fish has been manifested by its love of Jaws, Shark Week, and four full-length Sharknado films. Little do Utahns know, the state has its own shark story–kind of. Hundreds of millions of years ago, Northern Utah was at the bottom of a prehistoric sea, which housed large, shark-like creatures with sets of teeth like buzzsaws.
Most who go to Hawaii find themselves at the beach, not presenting work on spectrum similarities of jet noise to a room full of acoustical researchers.