Michael "Bodhi" Rogers presented an invited talk at the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, on July 27th, on “Teaching General Education Astronomy Using SCALE-UP/Studio Physics Models.”*
Ten students and four faculty members were inducted into Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, on April 29. The students and faculty were elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential.
Tuesday, April 28
12:10 in Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) 204
Physics professor Luke Keller will give an update on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and describe the project, a modified 747 aircraft with a 3-meter diameter telescope mounted in its fuselage. Keller is a co-investigator on a team of scientists and engineers who have designed and built a sensitive infrared camera for the observatory. The team will use their camera to make the first astronomical observations from SOFIA later this year and in early 2010.
"What Can Be Done with Slow and Stopped Light?"
Tuesday, April 14
12:10 p.m., Center for Natural Sciences 204
Kicking off the inauguration of President Thomas R. Rochon will be the 13th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium. This year's symposium will be held in the Campus Center (Emerson Suites, North Foyer, Clark Lounge, Klingenstein Lounge, and Taughannock Falls Meeting Room) on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.