2018 Physics Prize Problem is out!

The 2018 Physics Prize Problem is out! The Porter Prize is funded by Carroll Porter ’32, and is awarded annually for the best solution to a complex physical problem. This year’s mind-boggling physics problem concerns a planetary interloper scattering from an originally stable solar system. Check out a detailed statement of the problem, posted around SMC or available at http://course.knox.edu/physics130. Any Knox student may submit a solution. Turn in your solution to Prof. Tom Moses, D110 SMC, by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 and win a place in Knox history (and a cash prize).

Ucar Gave Presentation at Conference

Nurettin Ucar (Modern Languages – German) gave a presentation at the International Conference of Europeanists in Chicago on March 28. His paper, “Empathy and Willkommenskultur: Projecting Germany’s Past onto Her Present”, was part of a panel entitled “Contending with Social, Economic, and Political Movements in Germany’s Past and Present”. Ucar discussed whether Germany’s past could be a representational paradigm for understanding the empathy shown to refugees now.