Laura Griffee’17 Virtually Games Her Way to Interactive Art

During a yearlong independent study, Laura Griffee ’17 developed virtual reality software to make a DIY sculpture tool. Griffee, a visual arts major, worked with Google Cardboard and other virtual reality software to enable users to interact with the sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown. Read more from Griffee about the project.

Recent Bowdoin Grad’s Paper on Deep Sea Coral ‘A Critical Finding,’ Says Supervisor

Meg Frenkel ’16

Megan Frenkel ’16 is making waves in the world of ocean science. Frenkel, who changed her name from Freiberger last year, is the lead author on a paper recently published in the journal Deep Sea Research I. Using radiocarbon dating techniques, She was able to make new discoveries about the growth rates of deep sea coral. Read more in Bowdoin News. 

Scientists Detect More Activity in Deep Space As Black Holes Collide

LIGO Observatory, in Hanford, WA. Visible are the two 4km arms containing vacuum chambers used to detect gravitational wave activity. (Courtesy: LIGO Laboratory)

There’s renewed excitement in the scientific world after advanced measuring equipment picked up signals indicating the collision of two black holes some three billion light years away. The discovery came from researchers at the Laser-Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), who first detected such waves September 14, 2015. This marks the third time the laboratory has detected gravitational waves. Read more in Bowdoin News.