Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

Next Seminar

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Thomas Scarry and Peter Helldorfer

Sacramento State Physics Department

"Demonstration Demonstration"

Lecture demonstrations make for very memorable experiences in a physics class. Through these demonstrations, certain physical phenomena can be experienced first-hand, while more abstract ideas can be simulated, allowing students greater depth of
 understanding. Over the summer of 2016, we worked to identify and catalog the demonstrations that we have here in Physics and Astronomy as well as construct
 additional ones of interest. In this talk we will be presenting several demonstrations that don’t always make it into the normal class time and discuss the basic physical phenomena behind them.

The Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series is open to all members of the university. Unless otherwise noted, talks are held on Thursday afternoons at 4:00-5:20 in Mendocino 1015. Schedule is regularly updated as dates, titles, and abstracts are received. Please check back often. To receive updates about the Colloquium Series, please join our Events Mailing List. For past semesters' series, see our archive.

Fall 2016 Semester Schedule

September 1, 2016
Haley Marez, Leah Weston, Aleksander Tadic, Mary Ann Mort, Caleb Mosakowski
Sacramento State Physics Majors
"Want to Know What I Did Last Summer?"

September 8, 2016
Prof. Roger Freedman
University of California, Santa Barbara
"Physics of Flight"

Sept. 15, 2016
Dr. Wesley Frey
UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center
"Introduction to Health Physics and the McClellan Nuclear Research Center (MNRC)"

Sept. 22, 2016
Mr. Thomas Scarry and Mr. Peter Helldorfer
Sacramento State
"Demonstration Demonstration"

Oct. 6, 2016
Dr. Ching Lin
Sacramento State

October 13, 2016
College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium
Special Location: University Union Redwood Room

November 17, 2016
Dr. Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu
UC Davis Center for Biophotoics
"TBA"

December 1, 2016
Senior Project Talks

December 8, 2016
Senior Project Talks