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Monday Morning Memo

Here's a brief synopsis of what's going on this week in regards to Physics... and beyond.

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Tuesday April 14, 2015:

Please join us as Majors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their research:

Amy Parker: Contact Binary Stars

Matthew Bellardini: A Summer of SOFIA

Tuesday April 14th, 2015 CNS 204 @ 12:10 p.m.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015:

Please join us as Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their research:

Kevin Coldren: 3D Laser Scanning: A Method for Digitally Preserving History

Cassandra Papaleo: Fluorescence Labeling and Imaging

Adam Scott: Brownian Motion: Monitoring Small Particle Motion by Image Analysis

Evan Van de Wall: A Tale of Two Summers

Tues., Mar. 31, CNS 204 @ 12:10 p.m.

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Tuesday March 17 - 12:10 - CNS 206B

Please join us for a talk with Timothy Dolch, Cornell University, entitled:

Pulsars as Gravitational Wave Detectors: A Radio and Optical View

The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) searches for gravitational waves. Gravitational waves (GWs) are waves in space-time emanating from, for example, distant supermassive black hole binary mergers. Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts the existence of GWs, but they have not been directly detected yet. Nearer, within our own Milky Way galaxy, reside many pulsars, which are rapidly rotating neutron stars that produce pulsed radio emission. Millisecond pulsars (MSPs) spin at nearly 1000 times/second. NANOGrav conducts long-term observations of 42 MSPs with the world’s two largest single-dish radio telescopes: Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. The line-of-sight to each pulsar acts as a detector arm for measuring small distance changes due to GWs. Limits on the maximum possible undetected GW amplitude have been produced based on the first five years of timing data. I first report on a 24-hr, nine-telescope observing campaign on pulsar J1713+0747 (Dolch et al. 2014) undertaken in order to establish the ultimate timing precision of MSPs, as well as to produce non-detection limits at higher GW frequencies than those usually studied by pulsar timing. I then report on recent and upcoming observations of optical bow-shock nebula around radio pulsars, such as the Guitar Nebula. These data can also lead to a better understanding of MSP timing precision. Improved timing precision helps our chances of detecting GWs.

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Please join us as Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their research:

Eli Adler: Understanding the characterization of thin film growth

Connor Shea: The Characteristic Phase Transitions of Cobalt Doped Barium Iron Arsenide Single Crystals

Jonathan Smucker: Temperature of the Ithaca College MOT

Tues., Feb 24, CNS 204 @ 12:10 p.m.

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CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER!!  Poet, Story Teller, & Musician David Gonzalez, gives a performance for the Physics & Astronomy Spring Seminar Series CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER!!

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER!!

Please join us for a poetry reading and commentary inspired by astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum physics with Poet, Story Teller, & Musician: David Gonzalez

Equations of Wonder and/or A Poet Looks Up

David Gonzalez is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright and public speaker. He is a cultural ambassador for the US State Department, and is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 he was named a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. David has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. Sleeping Beauty was co-commissioned by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn College, and The McCallum Theater. David was a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, and appeared for three seasons at the Royal National Theatre in London. The Man of the House was commissioned by, and premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013. His poetry has been performed at Lincoln Center, Bill Moyers’ “Fooling with Words”, and at colleges and universities throughout the country. David received his doctorate from NYU in 1992.

Tues., Feb 10, CNS 206B @ 12:10 p.m.

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