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Oak Ridge Science SemesterVolume 26, Issue 20 (March 9th, 2020)
The Oak Ridge Science Semester (ORSS) offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates to immerse themselves in research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the nation’s largest multiprogram research laboratory. The fall 2020 ACM Oak Ridge Science Semester application is available now! The application deadline is quickly approaching, so click HERE for more information.
Correction to “Interesting Spring Course”Volume 26, Issue 18 (February 24, 2020)
There was an announcement that read thus: “Cowling Distinguished Professor Laura Ruetsche, a Carleton alum who is now the chair of philosophy at Michigan and the author of this book will be teaching a 300-level seminar in the Philosophy department during Spring term, 2/3c.”
I’m not sure why the announcement was made because this course won’t be offered until SPRING 2021! Sorry for anyone that got really excited about it for this spring….
Spring term department workVolume 26, Issue 18 (February 24, 2020)
Last week an email went out with a link to a survey– if you are interested in working for the department next term, you should fill this survey out ASAP. If you missed the email, here’s how to get to the survey!
Prefect needed for Spring Term intro courseVolume 26, Issue 18 (February 24, 2020)
The department is looking for looking for 1-2 student(s) interested in up to 10 hours of work in Physics 143 with Problem-Solving during Spring Term. These students would help out with in-class group problem-solving, PSF-ing, and possibly individual tutoring. Interested students must be available to attend class 1a MTuWF. If you think you might be interested in pursuing teaching or tutoring after Carleton, this is a great way to get started. If you’d like to chat about this more or are interested in the position, talk to Chris (email@example.com) or Trenne.
Interesting spring term course:Volume 26, Issue 16 (Feb 10, 2020)
Cowling Distinguished Professor Laura Ruetsche, a Carleton alum who is now the chair of philosophy at Michigan and the author of this book will be teaching a 300-level seminar in the Philosophy department during Spring term, 2/3c.
Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum theories are astonishingly successful…and deeply mysterious. Niels Bohr remarked that “those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.” Richard Feynman said “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” Some quantum weirdness is unavoidable — it appears, for instance, that nature is disturbingly non-local. Other weirdnesses are features of some ways of understanding quantum mechanics but not others: indeterminism, randomness, branching worlds, surprising connections between the physical and the mental. We will examine contemporary approaches, including: Bohm’s deterministic theory, spontaneous collapse theories, and many-worlds/minds theories.
Pre-reqs: a course in philosophy OR physics OR mathematics, or permission of the instructor.
Volume 26, Issue 13 (Jan 20, 2020)
Instead, please come to the candidate research talk (Both Tuesday and Thursday) during common time. There will be food!