A branch of the national SPS organization.
Guest: Frank Vignola with the Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab
About the UO Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab
"The UO SRML is a regional solar radiation data center, whose goal is to provide sound solar resource data for planning, design, deployment, and operation of solar electric facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Creating the long-term solar radiation data base necessary to achieve this goal requires persistence, maintenance of high standards, and an effort to educate people on the importance of a solar radiation database and how to use the database."
Read more at the UO SRML website
Link to the outline of the upcoming guest presentation
About The Fabric of the Cosmos
The Fabric of the Cosmos is a four-part series from NOVA, one of the most-watched primetime science series on American television. The series is hosted by and based on the book by acclaimed scientist Brian Greene. For more information visit pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/fabric-of-the-cosmos.html.
About the Society of Physics Students:
The Society of Physics Students is a national organization aimed at creating a community of physics undergraduates across the nation. There are currently about 700 active chapters of SPS on campuses around the country, with more involvement every year. SPS is open to all students interested in physics, and includes a variety of majors including mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, astronomy, and geology, among others. SPS is an organization under the American Institute of Physics (AIP), which helps fund and support SPS members. Visit the national SPS website here.
Be sure to also see the UO physics department webpage for more information about majoring in physics.
Please email any of our current officers if you have any questions, ideas, cool physics stories, or if you would like to become more involved with the SPS officer team.
Meetings are usually held at 4:00pm in Willamette 112, every other Monday.
Advisor: Stan Micklavzina (email@example.com)
Want the benefits of being a part of the national SPS organization? Click here to join! Only $20 annually for students.
At the week 4 SPS meeting, guest Dr. Ben McMorran shared his optics research on Experiments with Free Electron Orbital States. He discussed his experimentation with creating vortex beams, and the applications they have in imaging equipment.
Link to the presentation
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