Skip to content ↓

Physics photography

Credits:
Photo / Matt T. Yourst

Matt T. Yourst won a photo contest in 8.03 (Physics III) with this composition of objects related to vibrations and waves. Mr. Yourst, a sophomore in electrical engineering and computer science, submitted both a photo and a hologram of his composition, which relates to his take-home experiment in the course. He earned a prize of $200 and a copy of On the Surface of Things, by Research Scientist Felice Frankel and George Whitesides. The winning photograph in the 'bubble' category was taken by Justin Mazzola Paluska, Vladimir Fleurima and Christina Roussel; HyungBin Son received $100 for his runner-up entry. Photos were judged by Ms. Frankel; Professor Thomas Greytak of physics who has taught the course for many years; and Professor Wolfgang Ketterle of physics, who taught the course last fall.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 28, 2001.

Related Topics

More MIT News

Photo of Annauk Olin with her husband and baby

Saving Iñupiaq

Linguistics graduate student Annauk Olin is helping her Alaska Native community preserve their language and navigate the severe impact of climate change.

Read full story