Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Department Video

Just before spring break this year, a video crew visited out department and spent the day interviewing and videoing us as we teach, engage students in research, and talk about our outreach programs. This video is part of a collection of videos make at physics departments across the country to be showcased on the APS TV YouTube channel. These videos are being promoted vigorously at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, March 18-22, 2013.

As you can see from the APS YouTube site, we are one of 17 domestic and 1 international Physics Department being highlighted. There are few undergraduate only departments included, so we are especially proud of being an example of a such a department.

Enjoy the video and come for a visit some time to see it in person.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Symposium 2013

On March 16th, we held our annual Spring Symposium in which our students present their work from the previous year. This year there were 15 excellent presentations on a wide variety of topics spanning the universe from sub-atomic to galactic scales.

Our special guest this year, Dr. Dennis McNabb from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, gave a departmental colloquium on Friday afternoon and a public lecture Saturday evening in Wilson Hall. His public presentation was entitled: "Harnessing Fusion Power on Earth".

This year the symposium was held in the John C. Wells Planetarium and more photos are found here.