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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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Monday April 2:

Tuesday April 3:Physics Spring Seminar Series - 12:10 CNS 204

Please join us as 3 Ithaca College Physics students talk about their summer research:

James Munro, (’13): Bulk Superconductor Crystal Growth

 

Jodi-Ann McLean, (’12): Superconducting Crystal Characterization

Joey Engelbrecht, (’14): Planet Formation

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

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Monday Mar. 26:

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Friday Mar. 30:

Public Viewing night, Friday, March 30, 2012 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

You are invited to join the Ithaca College Department of Physics for a Public Viewing of the night sky at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory on Friday, March 30 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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. Please note that there is NO parking available up at the observatory and that the access road is NOT lighted. For your own safety, please do not walk up.

Bad Weather Plan
The "go/no-go" decision for any public night will be made at 3:30 pm 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. So if you check our website or call the observatory at 607-274-3012 after 4:00 pm you will get the final decision for that evening.

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Monday Mar. 19:

Tuesday Mar. 20: 

Physics Spring Seminar - 12:10 in CNS 204

Please join us for a talk on: Atomic Force Microscopy: A Versatile Tool in Nanoscale Science, with Katherine Aidala, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Prof. of Physics, Mt. Holyoke College
The atomic force microscope (AFM) brings a small (about ten nanometer) tip close to or into contact with a surface.  Anything that causes the tip to move up and down can be measured, whether it's the surface directly deflecting the tip as it passes over a bump, or a charge on the surface creating a force on the charged tip just above.  I will discuss the many ways the AFM is used in nanoscale science, drawing examples from my research lab.  By attaching bacteria to the tip, we can measure the adhesive forces between bacteria and different surfaces.  We can pass current through the tip to create a magnetic field to manipulate magnetic states in ferromagnetic nanorings, with possible applications in data storage.  Nanocrystal quantum dots have promising optical and electronic properties to be used in LEDs and solar cells, and the AFM allows us to understand the topography and electrical properties of arrays of these dots.

 

 

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

Wednesday Mar. 21:

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Monday Mar. 5:

Tuesday Mar. 6: 

Physics Spring Seminar - 12:10 in CNS 204

 

Please join us as Daniel Bradac, (’13) & Zachary Mink, (’13) present on Archaeogeophysical Investigations of Late Bronze Age Cities in Cyprus and Robert Lewis, (’13) talks about Data Analysis Software for SOFIA.

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

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