Physics Blog

  • Alumnus on Rosetta Project

    December 8, 2014

    Paul Friz, one of our recent physics graduates, was in the news due to his work with the Rosetta Project.

  • SPS meeting 9/11 6pm

    September 10, 2014

    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.

  • Alumnus lands nice job

    September 1, 2014

    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!

  • First SPS Meeting

    August 26, 2014

    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 […]

  • Colloquium in local news

    April 24, 2014

    This week’s Physics Colloquium generated a local news story.

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, April 23, MG 1096, 16:30

    April 15, 2014

    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 […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, April 9, MG 1096, 16:30

    April 6, 2014

    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 […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, April 2, MG 1096, 16:30

    March 31, 2014

    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 […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, March 26, MG 1096, 16:30

    March 20, 2014

    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 […]

  • Beyond Physics?

    March 4, 2014

    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.

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