Janet Seger, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University was recently awarded the 2011 American Physics Society Award for Faculty Working with Undergraduate Researchers. This award is given annually to a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to physics and who has contributed substantially to the professional development of undergraduate physics students.
First Physics at the LHC, ALICE
Dr. Bjorn Nilsen
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Creighton University Physics Department
A physicist at the Collegium: A Colloquy between Faith and Reason
Dr. Gintaras Duda
Department of Physics, Creighton University
The Collegium is a week long conference/retreat for faculty from Catholic institutions to explore Catholic identity, Catholic tradition, and the interplay between faith, science, and reason. Faculty are deliberately mixed so that discussions between arts, science, theology, and engineering faculty can occur, hopefully leading to deeper and richer discussions. Here in the physics department at Creighton we have long struggled with fundamental questions such as: 1) What is the role of a physics department in a Catholic and Jesuit institution? 2) How is a physics department at a Catholic Jesuit institution different than at a secular institution? and 3) perhaps at a more personal level, how does one integrate science and faith or even how does one construct a worldview in which science and faith are complementary rather than being mutually exclusive? This talk will give a physicists perspective on these questions as influenced by the collegium, personal reflection, and Catholic theologians and teaching.
This Friday at 12:30 pm (HL-G59) we have an extremely interesting seminar: Each faculty will deliver a 5-minute presentation on her/his research.
Please plan on attending as you will have the chance to learn about what each faculty does for research!
A Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Spectral Study of Quasar Outflows
by Allison Showalter
Digital Holographic Microscopy
by Semere Woldemariam
Everyone is Invited!
Northwest detector site.
Northeast detector site.
John Niemoth and the students at Waterloo High School have participated in the CROP program from its beginning in 2000. Waterloo High School is now part of the West Douglas County Schools.
The West Douglas County Schools array is housed on the roof of the former Waterloo High school. Nikki Baker graduated in June of 2005. John brought a new team for 2005-2006 to the 2005 CROP workshop.
Fr. Liebl and the students at Mt. Micheal have participated in the CROP program from its beginning in 2000. The Mt. Micheal array is housed in the attic at Mt. Michael. Students do experiments between taking data runs on incoming cosmic rays.
Creighton University - Cosmic Ray Studies