The UO (Math, ITS, Physics) is hosting the 31st Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting Fri and Sat this week. The sessions will be held at the Jaqua Center. The Friday sessions will be followed by a public talk by Kip Thorne at 7:00 in Columbia. Attendance for all sessions is free. Click here for the program
Professor Emeritus of Physics Marvin Girardeau passed away on January 13, 2015. Prof Girardeau was a member of the UO Physics faculty from 1963 to 2000.
Congratulations to Robert Schofield, Research Assistant Professor in Physics, for being a newly elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. The citation reads: For leadership in identifying and mitigating environmental factors which impact the sensitivity of terrestrial gravitational wave detectors and elimination of spurious noise sources in LIGO.
Physics students, faculty, and staff (and their families) are invited, rain or shine, strike or not.
Friday Dec 12, 3:30-7:30, Willamette Hall atrium
Congratulations to the undergraduate physics majors and physics graduate students who received annual departmental awards! Go here for the list.
Physics graduate student Rick Montgomery will be one of the finalists in the 3-minute thesis competition this evening, May 7, 6-8 PM, 177 Lawrence Hall. Read about it here.
It was announced today that Stephanie Majewski has won a prestigious Early Career Award from the Department of Energy for her proposed work with Atlas at the CERN LHC. Read about it here. Congratulations to Stephanie!
Profs Brau, Chang, Kribs, and Majewski will do a panel discussion following the April 21 6:15 PM showing of the film “Particle Fever” at Eugene’s Bijou Metro. Link to Around the O news item.
Friday April 11: Dr. Stan’s Science Circus returns with edutainment integrating the physics of sound and light into visual effects and music! Room 100 Willamette Hall, UofO Campus, 1371 E13th ave. 8:00PM FREE
Saturday, April 12: Society of Physics Students (SPS) Zone 17 meeting, 110 Willamette Hall. This weekend Stanley Micklavzina (Zone 17 councilor) and The Dept. of Physics will host the annual SPS Zone 17 meeting. Students form SPS chapters in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska (Zone 17) have been invited to participate. Zone 17 Meeting Agenda