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Seminar Series

Seminar Series

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has an active seminar series where members of our community meet twice a month to learn about current physics research from visiting experts, to watch student presentations about their research at Ithaca College, and to hear updates about faculty research. The Physics Seminar Series is usually held on Tuesdays from 12:10 pm to 1 pm with snacks and drink being provided by the physics department.  For the Spring semester they will be held virtually.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy also hosts the Physics Café. The Physics Café is a campus-wide lecture series sponsored by the Physics and Astronomy Department of Ithaca College. The idea is to grab and hold the attention of science and non-science majors by offering talks on exciting and accessible current topics in physics. Past Café lectures have featured the time-warping properties of black holes, the exploration of planet Mars, the communication of elephants, and remote sensing of archaeological sites. The talks are presented in a café environment, where coffee is served and students and physicists can informally discuss new ideas.

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Schedule: Spring 2022

All seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 12:10 (unless otherwise indicated)

FEBRUARY 15: ERIC LEIBENSPERGER (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AT ITHACA COLLEGE): A Summary of the Research Leading to the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics

MARCH 22: DR ERIC ELUND (SUNY CORTLAND) Exploring Orbital Interception

APRIL 5: DR LUKE KELLER (PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AT ITHACA COLLEGE) According to the Scientific Method, Astrophysics is NOT science!  (What’s wrong with this picture?)