The next SPS meeting is this Thursday at 6:00 in MG 1000. As always, there will be pizza. If you have not paid your dues yet, bring $5 for this semester, or $10 if you want to pay for both.
We just learned that Truman Physics alumnus, Paul Friz, has just been named Assistant to the Rosetta Mission Project Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Congratulations Paul!
The first Society of Physics Students meeting is coming up this Thursday night (8/28) at 6:00 p.m. in MG 1000. Students will have pizza, talk about the upcoming year, and a few other things. Everyone is welcome! SPS will also be at the Activities Fair on Wednesday 8/27, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Those who […]
This week’s Physics Colloquium generated a local news story.
What does a Medical Physicist do? R. Alfredo C. Siochi Radiation Oncology Department University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical physics is a challenging field that embraces a broad range of disciplines. Medical physicists in radiation therapy have invented equipment, calibrated equipment, written software, created algorithms, designed and/or repaired hardware, diagnosed equipment problems, analyzed clinical […]
Why Black Holes are Actually Grey, Thermodynamics and Quantum Gravity Leo Rodriguez Department of Physics, Grinnell College The concept that black holes behave as thermodynamic objects was first realized after the formulation of the laws of black hole mechanics by Bardeen, Carter and Hawking during the 1970’s. Since then, black hole temperature and entropy have […]
From Pulsed Power to New Materials: A Multidisciplinary approach to Engineering and Science Randy Curry Center for Physical and Power Electronics, University of Missouri-Columbia The University of Missouri-Columbia instituted a new Center for Physical and Power Electronics in 2007. The Center is a multidisciplinary center that develops and investigates new technologies related to high voltage […]
Different Flavors of Superconductivity Adam Kaminski Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University / Ames Lab Superconductivity is an amazing manifestation of quantum mechanics on macroscopic scale. In classical superconductors the pairing of electrons and superconductivity is caused by interactions with lattice vibrations (phonons). Many of the recently discovered superconductors have unusual properties and […]
Taner Edis and Maarten Boudry, “Beyond Physics? On the Prospects of Finding a Meaningful Oracle,” Foundations of Science, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s10699-014-9349-z.
Applied Physics: Systems Engineering for Physics Majors Ken Myers Raytheon (Truman alum) A degree in physics isn’t just for teaching or research. Physics majors gain technical, problem solving, and communication skills that make them valuable to industry. Systems Engineering is an ideal career path for people with this background. I will be presenting a brief […]