Monthly Physics Social – Tuesday Oct 6 @ 3pm

Hey Everyone!

Tuesday, Oct. 6, is the monthly Physics Social, where Physics and Engineering-Physics majors and minors get together with faculty and eat homemade treats, talk about news and issues, and hope to win the raffle prize.

Physics Dept. T-Shirt
The retiring Physics Department T-Shirt. The new winning design could be yours!!

On Tuesday’s agenda:

  • Time for the New Physics Department T-Shirt Design Contest !!!

Learn the details and get your Picasso on.
The winner will receive a cool prize, the admiration of your besties, and divine mathematical inspiration while taking the GRE.
Ok. Well, the first two for sure.

  • Notebooks are here.

notebooks

Last time we took orders for gorgeous Moleskin notebooks so you can keep all your project plans, back-of-the-envelope calculations, geek poetry, and time machine designs in one place. Get used to carrying it with you and writing notes to your future self.

  • Talks

Learn about the upcoming weekly talks for majors. Recent talks have included talks on 3D Printing and Arduinos by Chris Vincent (Physics 2014) and on Getting a job with the UN Office of Space Affairs (Therese Jones).

  • Drone Video of F=ma

If enough people show up, we will walk to the DUC lawn and make our drone video of the human F=ma

See you at  3:00pm Tuesday Oct. 6, in Olson 105.

 

Tea Time in the Physics Lounge

tea time in Physics 8sep2015

The first Physics Department Tea Time kicked off this week on Tuesday, with majors Robert Ashby, Vaughn Petersen, Sarah Antonsson, Louis Johnson, and Christian Mercolini joining faculty members Drs. Flohic [seated], Hetrick, Basu, and Holland for tea, coffee, and discussions of new physics results, GRE preparation, and campus life.

Tea Time is every Tuesday at 3pm in the Physics Department’s Student Lounge, and is open to all. We hang out, talk about what we’ve been reading, working on, beating our heads against, and otherwise thinking about. This week there was some discussion about statistics in lattice gauge theory , as well as preparations for those taking the GRE soon. We also welcomed new major Christian Mercolini who is adding a B.S. in Physics to his CV. Christian is finishing up his degree in International Affairs and Finance, but discovered that he has a great passion for astrophysics and has decided to extend his education so that he can explore this new interest.

Join us each Tuesday afternoon for tea with faculty and students in the Physics Department Lounge, just beside room 101 in Olson Hall.