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, October 25, 2010:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010:

Physics Department Fall Seminar Series

Join us for a talk on:

Remote Sensing of the Global Ionospheric-Magnetospheric

Current System

With Hugh Gallagher of SUNY Oneonta

In addition to radiation, a continuous radial flow of plasma known as the solar wind emanates from the Sun. The interaction of the solar wind with the terrestrial magnetic field results in the formation of the magnetosphere, which is compressed on the dayside and has an elongated tail on the nightside. In general, the flow of energy proceeds from the solar wind through the magnetospheric boundary to lower altitudes with much of this energy being deposited into the high-latitude ionosphere located approximately 100 km above the Earth. Associated with this transfer of energy are electric currents, which flow along the converging terrestrial magnetic field lines coupling the vast regions of the magnetosphere to the high-latitude ionosphere. It is the convergent nature of the
earth's magnetic field that makes remote sensing of magnetospheric processes through global observations of the ionosphere possible. Using ultraviolet satellite imagery and ground-based radar observations, we determine the global ionospheric current flow. We assess the determination of the currents using independent measurements.

All seminars will be held in CNS 204 at 12:10 (unless otherwise indicated). Pizza and refreshments will be available for $1. Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Please bring your own cup. 



Wednesday, October 27, 2010: 

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Friday, October 29, 2010: 


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Monday, October 18, 2010:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010: 

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Friday, October 22, 2010: 

Public Viewing night, Friday, October 22nd from 8:30p.m. to 10:30p.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, October 22nd from 8:30p.m. to 10:30p.m.

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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Monday, October 11, 2010:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010: 

Physics Department Fall Seminar Series

Ahren Joel Sadoff of Ithaca College and Cornell University will present a talk on The Standard Model of Particle Physics

The Standard Model is the best theoretical framework we have for 
particle physics today, yet we know it is not complete. I will 
discuss the Standard Model and try to describe some of the 
experimental methods we have of testing it. If time allows, 
I will discuss how it helps our understanding of the evolution 
of the Universe from the Big Bang onward. 

All seminars will be held in CNS 204 at 12:10 (unless otherwise indicated). Pizza and refreshments will be available for $1.  Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Please bring your own cup.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Physics Department at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.



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