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2016 Holiday Spirit Project

This year we will be participating in the College of Arts and Sciences final Year of Mercy event: "Welcome the Stranger."

Friday, December 2nd, at Lower St. John's
Two Sessions: 11:30-12:15, and 12:30 to 1:15

At each session, we will be joined by several refugee speakers, as well as the coordinator for Lutheran Family Service's Community Service Office. You can bring needed supplies directly to the event.

Location: 
Lower St. John's Church
Date of Event: 
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:30

2016 Haunted Lab

JOIN US FOR THE

PHYSICS HAUNTED LAB

From ghosts that appear when you wave a wand to a magic flying bat—there are plenty of reasons for every one of all ages to attend this free event!

When: October 27 - 29, 5 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Creighton University, Rigge Science Building, G16

Fun for all ages!

Location: 
Rigge Science Building G16
Date of Event: 
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 17:00
Contact info: 
Jacob Shearer <JacobShearer@creighton.edu>

2016 Evening of Reflection

The 2016 Evening of Reflection for the department will be held on Saturday April 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Commons.

Location: 
Faculty Commons
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/16/2016 - 05:30

Habitat for Humanity Service Project

The Society of Physics Students has organized our annual service project for April 9th with Omaha Habitat for Humanity.
 

Location: 
Habitat for Humanity
Date of Event: 
Sat, 04/09/2016 - 09:00

2016 Physics Field Day

43rd Annual Physics Field Day
Presented by Creighton University’s Society of Physics Students
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Nobel Laureiates
Registration starts at 7:30, events start at 8:00 AM

You are invited to the Creighton University Physics Department’s Physics Field Day 2016! On Saturday, March 19, you and your team of high school physics students will duke it out with other local high schools for the title of “Field Day Champion.” This year’s theme is “Nobel Laureates in Physics,” where we will explore the work of notable physicists and the impact they have made on our society. 

If you have any questions, please email SPS President, Danielle Desa (danielledesa@creighton.edu). Additional details and updates on Physics Field Day can always be found online at: http://physicsweb.creighton.edu/content/field-day-hallfame We look forward to seeing you this spring!

More details on the event are also available in the 2016 Physics Field Day Rule Book.

Registration Cost: The registration fee is $15 per team plus $3 per person, with 2-5 individuals per team. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for both teachers and students.

Location: 
Hinson-Lied Science Building, Creighton University
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/19/2016 - 07:30
Contact info: 
danielledesa@creighton.edu

2015 Physics Haunted Lab

JOIN US FOR THE

PHYSICS HAUNTED LAB

From ghosts that appear when you wave a wand to a magic flying bat—there are plenty of reasons for every one of all ages to attend this free event!

When: October 28-30, 5pm-8pm

Where: Creighton University, Rigge Science Building, G16

Fun for all ages!

Location: 
Creighton University, Rigge Science Building, G16
Date of Event: 
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 05:00
Contact info: 
Danielle Desa <danielledesa@creighton.edu>

Highlights from the NuSTAR Satellite

Dr. Daniel Stern

Highlights from the NuSTAR Satellite

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, launched in June 2012, and is the first telescope in orbit to focus high energy X-ray light.  High energy X-ray light provides a unique probe of the most energetic phenomena in the universe, from flares on the surface of the Sun, to the explosions of stars, to the extreme environments around neutron stars and black holes.  NuSTAR has discovered new classes of objects, such as neutron stars accreting at prodigious rates, and has provided uniquely robust measurements of how fast black holes are spinning.  Compared to the previous generation of non-focusing observatories working in this energy band, NuSTAR's change in technology provides 10x sharper images and 100x greater sensitivity.  This talk will present some of the highlights from the NuSTAR mission and describe how they are changing our picture of the extreme universe.

A live stream of the event will be available at http://livestream.com/CreightonUniversity/NuSTAR.

Location: 
Hixson-Lied Science Building G04
Date of Event: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:30
Contact info: 
Jack Gabel (jackgabel@creighton.edu)

Barak Gruberg Thesis Defense: Studies in Photoproduction of Charm-Anticharm Resonances in Ultra-Peripheral Collisions of Lead Ions in ALICE at the LHC

Abstract: The research presented in this thesis was carried out with the ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) detector at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Two feasibility studies are conducted for Run 2 energies at the LHC. The first case studies the photo-production process of the ηc meson decaying to a four particle final state, π+π-K+K- in Pb-Pb ultra-peripheral collisions (UPCs).

Location: 
Hixson Lied G59
Date of Event: 
Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:00
Contact info: 
Barak Gruberg or Dr. Michael Cherney

Seminar: Where is my Quantum Computer?

Dr. Steve Rolston
Professor & Co-Director
Joint Quantum Institute
Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland

Where is My Quantum Computer?

Twenty years ago mathematician Peter Shor proved that a computer based on the laws of quantum mechanics could in principle factor large numbers in polynomial time, a problem believed to be exponentially difficult for classical computation.  Given the importance of this problem to modern cryptography, it understandably stimulated a great deal of excitement and effort.  Dozens of candidate systems have been proposed and many worked on, but we are still many years away from a machine that threatens our financial transactions.  In this talk I will highlight the challenges to build large, controllable systems that maintain their quantum character, and look at where we are, where we will be going, and what we have learned along the way.

Location: 
Hixson-Lied Science Building G59
Date of Event: 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:30
Contact info: 
AndrewBaruth@creighton.edu

2015 Physics Field Day

42nd Annual Physics Field Day

Presented by Creighton University’s Society of Physics Students
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Condensed Matter
Registration starts at 7:30, events start at 8:00 a.m.

You are invited to the Creighton University Physics Department’s Physics Field Day 2015! On Saturday, March 28, you and your team of high school physics students will duke it out with other local high schools for the title of “Field Day Champion.” This year’s theme is “Condensed Matter,” where we will explore physical principles that we encounter on a daily basis—though perhaps we do not think about them explicitly.

If you have any questions, please email SPS President, Katherine Bauer (KatherineBauer@creighton.edu) and she will get back to you as soon possible. Additional details and updates on Physics Field Day can always be found online at:
http://physicsweb.creighton.edu/content/field-day-hall-fame

More details on the events are also available in the 2015 Physics Field Day Rule Book

Location: 
Hixson-Lied Science Building, Creighton University
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/28/2015 - 07:30
Contact info: 
KatherineBauer@creighton.edu

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