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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 March 26:

Spring Seminar Series

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

Julia Russ, Tulane University, La Sigma Program

Transport Properties of Hydrogenated VO_2 Thin Films

Eric Somin, Ithaca College, with Daniel Briotta:

Clinton B. Ford Observatory Telescope

Joey Engelbrecht, Ithaca College with Bruce Thompson:

Magneto-Optical Trap

Tuesday, March 26, 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, March 22, 2013

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.

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Friday March 22, 2013.

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.

Visit Our Website
/briotta/observatory/index.html


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Tuesday March 5:

Please join us on Tuesday, March 5th at 12:10 in CNS 204 for a talk on The Nobel Prize in Physics - 2012 with Bruce Thompson, Ithaca College Physics

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland who have independently invented and developed methods for measuring and manipulating individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature, in ways that were previously thought unattainable. Their methods have many things in common. David Wineland traps electrically charged atoms, or ions, controlling and measuring them with photons. Serge Haroche takes the opposite approach: he controls and measures trapped photons by sending atoms through a photon trap. I will do my best to explain their accomplishments.

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


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