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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, October 6, 2015:

Seminar talk wth Luke Keller: When did the first planets form? (And what were they like?)

Luke Keller teaches physics and astronomy at Ithaca
College and has always been interested in the origins of things in the
natural world. Through his undergraduate and graduate education (B.S. in
Physics, University of Arizona; Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Texas at
Austin, he has focussed on the formation of stars and planetary systems.
He and his students have been studying the early formation stages of
planetary systems orbiting intermediate-mass stars (several times the mass
of the sun) in our own Milky Way Galaxy for over a decade. They have
recently turned their attention to planet formation in a neighboring
galaxy. The star and planet formation environment there resembles that in
the very early universe and it got Luke thinking: When would the earliest
planets have formed after the Big Bang? Where would they have been like?
Could they have harbored life? Where would they be now? Join us and
explore these questions and more.

CNS 206B @ 12:10 p.m

Pizza and Refreshments will be available for $1.
Please bring your own cup.
Remember to Recycle, Reuse, Reduce


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Majors in the Department of Physics & Astronomy give talks on their Summer Research

Tuesday Sept. 22:

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

Addison Hebert '16: 3D laser scanning in support of historic preservation
Ryan Fedora '17: Converting point clouds to 3D models for virtual tours

Tues., Sept. 22, CNS 204 @ 12:10 p.m

Pizza and Refreshments will be available for $1.
Please bring your own cup.
Remember to Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

 


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Friday, Sept. 18:

Annual Department Picnic at Buttermilk Falls State Park!!

Sign up in the Physics Office (so we know how many are coming and how much food to buy!)

Meet at the Upper Shelter/Pavillion 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Free Food, Waterfalls, Games, Trails

If you need a ride or can provide a ride, meet at the Physics Office CNS 261 at 3:45pm


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Tuesday Sept. 8:

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

Matthew Bellardini '17: A Spectroscopic View of the Orion Bar

Joseph Quinn ‘17: Images and the Orion Bar

Madison Mangano ‘16: The Summer of Sonification: Increasing Accessibility of Stellar Spectra by Turning Them into Sounds.

Tues., Sept. 8, CNS 204 @ 12:10 p.m.

Pizza and Refreshments will be available for $1.
Please bring your own cup.
Remember to Recycle, Reuse, Reduce


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Tueday April 28th:

Please join us for a talk with Dr. Sharon Stephenson, Gettysburg College, entitled:

Making beautiful physics with the help of MoNA-LISA

The MoNA (Modular Neutron Array) Collaboration successfully does new science in nuclear structure physics and relies on undergraduate student involvement. The research of MoNA addresses some of the major science questions in nuclear physics today: What is the limit of nuclear stability and what are the fundamental properties of extremely neutron-rich matter? Using high-energy projectile fragmentation reactions we produce and measure the decay of neutron-unbound nuclei with lifetimes of 10‒21s. Among the major accomplishments are the discoveries of 6 new isotopes (15Be, 16Be, 18B, 25O, 26O, and 28F). I will give an overview of our research program and emphasize the special role undergraduates have in our research agenda.

On Tuesday, April 28th at 12:10 in CNS 206B

Pizza and Refreshments will be available for $1.
Please bring your own cup.
Remember to Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

Thursday, April 30th

Annual Banquet
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Klingenstein Lounge Campus Center

Alumni Speaker: Lia Stelljes, '08


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