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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 30: Physics Spring Seminar Series Tuesday, April 30 12:10 CNS 204

Please Join us for a Talk Entitled: Let's Twist Again: Coupling Large Optical Angular Momentum to a Small Torsional Oscillator. With Mishkatul Bhattacharya of RIT

Angular momentum is responsible for several striking and counter-intuitive phenomena in physics, including toys such as the tippe-top and the rattleback. Recently, it has been found that optical beams can carry more angular momentum than realized previously. In this talk, I will describe our recent proposal to use optical angular momentum to spin nanomechanical rotors. An application to rotational sensing will be briefly discussed.

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

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the department assistant at jackerman@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Wednesday May 1: Sigma Xi Banquet 6-9 PM Klingenstein Lounge

Thursday May 2: Physics Banquet 5-8 PM Clark Lounge


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Tuesday April 23:

Please Join us at the Physics Cafe in Emerson Suites, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 as Paola Barbara, Georgetown University, gives a talk entitled:

Beyond Gulliver’s Travels: Shrinking Matter One Dimension at a Time:

With recent advances in technology we can now embark in the discovery of materials with physical dimensions that are drastically reduced, to obtain sheets or wires that are just a few atoms thick, as well as few-atom islands. Unlike Lilliput, these flatlands, linelands and dotlands are not simple miniature versions of their macroscopic counterparts. Dr. Barbara will discuss graphene, carbon nanotubes and carbon quantum dots to illustrate the opportunities and challenges we encounter when matter is shrunk to two, one and zero dimensions.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jill Ackerman at jackerman@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3247. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


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Friday April 19, 2013:

Please join the Ithaca College Department of Physics for a public viewing of the night time sky from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Attending a Public Night

To attend a public night, just show up at the vehicle ‘turn around’ in front of the entrances of Smiddy Hall and CHS (F lot side). A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people up to the observatory and back down. There is no parking available at the observatory and the access road is NOT lighted, so please do not walk up.

Bad Weather Plan

The "go/no-go" decision for any public night will be made at 3:30 p.m. on the scheduled date. Our web page and the recorded message at the observatory will be updated shortly thereafter to reflect the decision for that evening. If you check our site or call the observatory at 274-3012 after about 4:00 p.m. (to give us time to post an update) you will get the final decision for that evening.

 

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Tuesday April 9:

Please join us as IC Physics Students present talks on their Summer Research:

Casey Byrne, Ithaca College, With Luke Keller: Grism Wavelength Calibration for the Faint Object Camera for the SOFIA Telescope

Jeffrey Porzio, Ithaca College, With Luke Keller : Sonification of Spectral Data

Martin Garay, Ithaca College With Luke Keller : Trouble Shooting in IDL

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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