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NPS Explores Next-Generation Acoustic Detection
A team of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) researchers is partnering with local research institutions to explore some of the latest technology in acoustics sensors, investigating a challenge the Navy h... Read More

NPS Research Brings Navy One Step Closer to Laser-Equipped Destroyers
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has brought the U.S. Navy one step closer to its goal of deploying laser weapons on destroyers by 2020. Members of NPS’ Directed Energy Research Group went to sea ... Read More

Former NPS Professor Returns to Lecture on Future of Undersea Communication
Dr. Joe Rice, a former research professor in the NPS Department of Physics, returned to campus to offer the latest Menneken Lecture, May 3. While on campus, Rice was also honored with the NATO Science... Read More

NPS Physics Professor’s Patent Could Have Significant Applications in Treatment of Cancer
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) applied physics associate professor has just been awarded a patent that could potentially revolutionize the treatment of cancer. Dr. Emil Kartalov received the paten... Read More

Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Solid-State Lasers in Varied Conditions
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Navy Ens. Chris Fussman recently presented findings to U.S. Navy leadership in the Pentagon that refutes some common misconceptions surrounding the use of ship-... Read More

Physics Professor Joe Hooper Honored With Menneken Research Award
Like any component of the Navy, the Naval Postgraduate School is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of the installation and the legacy of those who have contributed to the betterment of ... Read More

NPS, Marine Corps Partner on Energy and Conservation Research
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) have partnered under an initiative to conduct student-led research that will address some of the Marine ... Read More

Remote Antarctic Research Details Ice Melt Below Massive Glacier
An international team of scientists and glaciologists are reaping the data-rich rewards of an exhaustive expedition to the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf’s (WAIS) Pine Island Glacier, where landmark meas... Read More

NPS’ Long-Time Directed Energy Program Turns to Power Supply Systems
Physicists at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are collaborating with researchers at the University of Texas to develop the power supply that will help make ship-born laser weapons a reality on U.S... Read More

Design Team Successfully Accelerates Beam in FEL Spoke Cavity
The Naval Postgraduate School’s long history in Free Electron Laser research reached another milestone late last year when the team achieved the first successful acceleration of an electron beam in a ... Read More

NPS Injects New Life Into Advanced Materials Research
Scientists in lab coats build tunnels through quantum space. They connect microscopic tubes and build structures that sense defects, carry information and deliver energy one molecule at a time. As fan... Read More

Distinguished Professor Honored with Fulbright Award
Distinguished Professor Dr. Nancy Haegel was recently awarded a Fulbright scholar award for research and lecturing for her work in near-field scanning optical microscopy. Her work will take her to Heb... Read More

New Remote Sensing Degree Program Addresses DoD ISR Needs
The Naval Postgraduate School celebrated a new addition to the academic lineup as 20 students in the Remote Sensing Intelligence (RSI) master’s degree program recently completed their first quarter of... Read More

NPS Acquires Two USVs, Opens Sea Web Lab for Expanded Undersea Warfare Research
Naval Postgraduate School leaders, students and guests gathered on the roof of Spanagel Hall, Jan. 11, to welcome two new unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to the university’s research community, and t... Read More

NPS Explores New Ways to Deliver High-Energy Laser Defense Systems to the Fleet
For the United States Navy, the Free Electron Laser (FEL) is a potential game changer – a weapon that delivers a high-intensity laser beam capable of stopping incoming missiles in seconds. Since 1989,... Read More

NPS Dean of Research Leads Search for Universe’s Dark Side
Cosmologists and astrophysicists recently came to the astounding realization that the expansion of space-time is accelerating and that everything we can see and measure in the universe accounts for on... Read More

CHDS Leader’s New Book Delves Into the ‘Why’ of Disasters
A nearly 25-year-old theory posed by a late Danish physicist provides insight into how to the U.S. can soften the blows of catastrophic events, according to a recently released book written by Ted Lew... Read More

CNO Roughead Keynotes Winter Graduation Ceremonies
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead inspired graduates from all the military services and nine allied and coalition partner nations during his keynote address at the Naval Postgraduate Sch... Read More

Aerospace Industry Veteran Turned Physics Professor Wins 2011 Hamming Interdisciplinary Award
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) presented the 2011 Richard W. Hamming Annual Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement to Dr. Ronald E. Brown, Research Professor of Physics in the Graduate S... Read More

NPS Pioneers “Seaweb” Underwater Sensor Networks
The Naval Postgraduate School is on the cutting edge of through-water acoustic communications technology enabling distributed autonomous ocean sensors to operate as an underwater wireless wide-area ne... Read More

Nancy Haegel Receives Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching
Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Professor Nancy Haegel was one of 21 Monterey Peninsula teachers to receive the 2010 Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, honored for her positive... Read More

Cobra Gold Presents Physics Faculty, Students ‘Golden’ Opportunity
A professor, two current students and one alumnus from the Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School were recently afforded a great opportunity – to perform field experiments with a device t... Read More

NPS Energy Initiatives, Research Help Navy Blue Go Green
Navy blue is going green and a sea change in renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School is helping it get there.  As the Navy unveiled its first “green” ... Read More

NPS Enters an Era of New Discovery in Future Weapon Systems
Throughout the history of military service, there are few, perhaps only a handful of discoveries and new inventions that completely changed the way forces operate, strategically and operationally. Whe... Read More

Distinguished Prof, Marine Capt. Headline Spring Quarter Award Winners
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding research and academic excellence at the Spring 2009 Awards Ceremony June 9. Officiated by NPS Dean of... Read More

Students Find Arctic on Thin Ice
Some years the polar icecap looks like it's growing, others that it's shrinking. But one consistent trend over the past 12 years is that it's getting thinner, said Timothy Stanton, an oceanographer a... Read More

Golf Course Annex Gets High-Speed Boost
For such a cool, sunny day, not a single set of golf clubs gleamed on the greens at the Monterey Pines Golf Course. True, there may have been golfers aplenty at the clubhouse that day, but all were pr... Read More