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2018 Physics Field Day

45th Annual Physics Field Day
Presented by Creighton University’s Society of Physics Students
Friday, April 6th, 2018, Accidental Discoveries
Hixson-Lied Science Building, Creighton University

You are cordially invited to the Creighton University Physics Department’s Physics Field Day 2018! On Friday, April 6th, you and your team of high school physics students will compete with other local high schools for the prestigious title of “Field Day Champion.” 

This year’s theme is “Accidental Discoveries”. This year, we hope to offer students a chance to understand and learn more about physics with a dose of wittiness.

To register, please fill out the following form: 

Registration Cost: The registration fee is $15 per team plus $3 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for both teachers and students. Payments may be made on the day of, on-site. 

We request your registration information by Friday, March 23rd. Please let us know if this is an issue.

If you have any questions, please email SPS President Dan Pham <>. More details on the event are also available in the 2018 Physics Field Day Rule Book. We look forward to seeing you this spring!

Creighton University, Hixson-Lied Science Building
Date of Event: 
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:30

Physics Department Seminar

Investigating the operation and construction of the Gee-Haw Whammy-Diddle

Tri Tran and Dan McGinnis

Date of Event: 
Wed, 03/06/2013 - 12:30
Contact info: 
Dr. Gintaras Duda

Physics Club: Life of Brian

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Humanities 301
Date of Event: 
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 18:00
Contact info: 
Mark Pepin, Physics Club President

Alumni Award Celebration

Please join us Thursday October 9th at 12:30 for a celebration as we announce the winner of the Alumni Scholarship. Cake and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited.

Hixson Lied G09
Date of Event: 
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 12:30
Contact info: 
Dr. Gabel

10-03-2008 Physics Seminar - Joey Butterworth

Modeling Ultra Peripheral Collisions

Joey Butterworth

Physics Department, Creighton University

Through the use of Monte Carlo methods, we are able to simulate electromagnetic interactions of nuclei that traveling by one another--Also known as ultra peripheral collisions. This presentation will give a brief look into Monte Carlo methods and how they are applied to the simulation of ultra peripheral collisions.

Hixson Lied G59
Date of Event: 
Fri, 10/03/2008 - 12:30
Contact info: 
Dr. Patricia Soto

10-03-2008 Physics Seminar - Lauren Dwyer

The Nuclear Science Merit Badge

Lauren Dwyer

Physics Department, Creighton University

Each March, Creighton University hosts a workshop for local Boy Scouts to learn the uses, applications, and basics of nuclear science. As part of outreach efforts, a webpage has been created that serves as a comprehensive resource for the Nuclear Science Merit Badge for all scouts nationally. The webpage has several features that help a scout complete the badge.

Hixson Lied G59
Date of Event: 
Fri, 10/03/2008 - 12:30
Contact info: 
Dr. Patricia Soto

2018 Physics Retreat

Who: We invite all undergraduate & graduate students, faculty and staff of the physics department and the energy technology program to join in our annual retreat! Physics & E-Tech majors, minors or anyone interested in studying physics is welcome to come!

When: Leave campus at 5 pm on Thursday, February 15thwith dinner upon arrival.
Arrive back at 4:30 pm Friday, February 16thwith dinner to follow on campus

Where: The Holling House at the Carol Joy Holling Center

27416 Ranch Road
Ashland, NE 68003

Why: To build community, relax, enjoy each other’s company and focus on this year’s topics of immigration and community engagement

To offset the cost of the retreat center and food, we ask attendees pay the following:

Faculty & Staff: $40
Graduate Students: $20
Undergraduate Students: $10

Please see Jolene Buckingham in Hixson-Lied G82 to sign-up!

We will be organizing rides to and from campus. Please look for the sign up on the physics club room door (HLSB G55)!

Questions? Email Catie Ward at

The Holling House at the Carol Joy Holling Center
Date of Event: 
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:00
Contact info: 
Catie Ward at

2017 Haunted Lab


Haunted Physics Laboratory

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
October 26th, 27th, and 28th
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rigge Science Bulidng
Lower Level Room L10

Free and Open to the Public!
Appropriate for Adults and Children of All Ages
Hands-on Physics with a Halloween Theme

Rigges Science Building, Lower Level, Room L10
Date of Event: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 17:00

2017 Physnic!

Our annular Physics Picnic (Physnic) will be held this Saturday, September 16th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Benson Park. All students, parents, alumni, staff, faculty, and families are invited to attend!

7028 Military Ave.
Omaha, NE 68104

We had a great event! Pictures can be found here.

Benson Park, 7028 Military Ave.
Date of Event: 
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:30
Contact info: 
Dan Pham <>


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