• DCC Meeting

    Don’t forget that the last DCC meeting of the year is today (Tuesday) at 12:25!  IF you responded to Trenne to order lunch, you can stop by her office to pick things up starting about noon.  Then, please join all your fellow DCCers online for this term’s discussion.

  • NO PHYSICS TABLE THIS WEEK!

  • PHAS IDEA team meeting

    The Department IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Alliance) team always welcomes new students to help us work on making our department a more welcoming and inclusive community!  We invite everyone’s perspective and ideas.  We’re meeting this Wednesday from 4 – 5 pm on Zoom.

     

  • Radioactive cows?

    Wednesday, May 5

    Physics Colloquium: Radio-Active CoWS: Studying the Interplay Between Radio Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters
    Dr. Emily Moravec is a postdoctoral researcher at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and a support scientist at the Czech node of the European ALMA Regional Center.
    3:00 pm, Zoom link

  • APS Webinar

    In the last “Success in Industry Careers” APS webinar, Ben Zwickl (RIT) and Anne Leak (High Point University) will lead a panel discussion with physics graduates to explore the skills, knowledge, and mindset that led to their success in the private sector.

    The webinar, Skills for Physics Bachelor Careers in the Private Sector, will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.

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    Can’t attend live? Register now and we’ll email you a recording after the webinar. Visit the website for a look at our upcoming webinars.

  • APS news

     

    This Week in Physics Magazine — May 3, 2021

    Viewpoint

    Compiling Messages from Neutron Stars

    Daniela Doneva – May 3, 2021

    The combination of gravitational-wave and x-ray observations of neutron stars provides new insight into the structure of these stars, as well as new confirmation of Einstein’s theory of gravity.

    Research News

    Sizing Up the Most Massive Neutron Star

    April 29, 2021

    A satellite experiment has revealed that the heaviest known neutron star is unexpectedly large, which suggests that the matter in the star’s inner core is less “squeezable” than some models predict.

    Viewpoint

    Probing the Skin of a Lead Nucleus

    Kate Scholberg – April 27, 2021

    Researchers make the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars.

    Focus

    Multi-Echo Imaging

    April 30, 2021

    With a one-pixel detector and a pulsed emitting device, researchers are able to produce a 3D image of a room from multiple echoes.

    synopsis

    Maximizing Volatility in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

    April 29, 2021

    A device usually associated with stable information storage can be modified to be extremely sensitive to thermal noise, offering a source of randomness for probabilistic computing.

    synopsis

    How to Focus a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Waveguide

    April 28, 2021

    A new “lensing” technique counters the spreading of an ultracold cloud of atoms inside a tiny waveguide.

    synopsis

    Steering Light Within a Crystal

    April 27, 2021

    By shaping the phase of a light beam, researchers demonstrate that they can guide its path through an otherwise light-impenetrable material.

    Feature

    Linking Glaciers on Earth to the Climate on Mars

    April 30, 2021

    Geophysicist Jack Holt explains how Earth’s debris-covered glaciers can teach us about the climate history of Mars.