April 29, 2010 by
We elected Dillon as our new President and Wesley as our new Vice President. Shouvik will perform as historian for next academic year. We’ve to vote for a new Treasurer of our SPS. We will post the update about it soon.
April 20, 2010 by
Gravitational lensing by Deepsha
- Dr. Craig is checking Deyan’s work
Alex’s poster on geomagnetic field
Robin Smith giving talk on his senior year project
Rajesh Dhakal is talking on his senior year project
Kristin, Heather and Dr. Craig
Nicholas Weir and his cool NMR
Transition temperature of superconductor by Inductance
Save energy model of Econ major Fariha
Kristin and Josiah working on setting up their easel
Energy-efficient Home Model : Shouvik
Catch this moment: Dr. Winkler and Dr. Goyt
Heather giving talk on her senior year project
Rajesh answering audience's question
Deepsha giving her senior year Project Presentation
Heather answering audience's questions
Dr. Worman: checking our posters in academic conference, 2010
April 15, 2010 by
Dr. Lindaas talked about joining Physics day event at the end of the semester. We hope some of our SPS members will be available to attend this event.
President Alycia selected two dates for our Soudan mining trip in June. We hope that we will post more update about it later.
Our official election will be held in two weeks, Thursday, April 29, at 5 P in H A 314.
April 08, 2010 by
“What an observer will perceive if there is superposition of a half-dead and a half-alive cat?” According to Penrose, we need a separate theory to describe our perception of Schrödinger’s cat situation in real world, which will be successful in describing the superposition of space-time geometry.
Hawking’s universe is a closed universe, where black hole evaporation is time symmetric. Penrose thought that it would be an open one. Dr. Craig pointed out that since this lecture was held in the late 90s, many things have been changed since then, especially, the prediction of lower Hubble constant has been proved to be inaccurate. He also explained that in microscopic scale,we can carry out a similar experiment as of the thought experiment on Schrödinger’s cat, and examine uncertainty of our visual perception.
Here is the BBC link of Penrose’s latest view about universe.
April 06, 2010 by
Our former student Heather Feigum completed her Masters from School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland this February. She talked about how Iceland made it possible to provide country’s 80% energy need from renewable sources. The topic was interesting. The presentation was on geothermal plants and other renewable energy resources of Iceland. Iceland’s geographical location is one of the big factors of its geothermal resource.
Audience asked couple interesting questions. Professor Lahti asked her how the renewable energy usage model of Iceland would be effective in the US, since the ethanol or biomass plan failed just a year ago. According to Heather, we can adapt the heat load plan of hydropower which will save our environment from carbon-dioxide emission from typical water dam.
Our senior student Heather Cegla asked her how challenging it was for her in attending an European school. She said that she was well prepared.
April 01, 2010 by
We had some issues with our club T-shirt. We hope to get them before our election.
Election updates will be posted soon.
We also decided to add a new section about our ongoing research project on this site.