Talk by a recent alum on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Come to see a talk by Haley Dell'Orso ('11) at 4:15 pm in Burton B01!
Tea and Toys on Friday, April 19, 2013
Come to the open campus event for fun physics demos and toys!
At the Baltimore APS March 2013 meeting
Jennifer Podel '14 and Brenda Carballo-Ramirez'13 attended the conference and presented papers.
Jennifer Podel gave a presentation based on a special studies project: " Using the science of granular materials to engage middle and high school students in the process of scientific enquiry". Jennifer Podel, Nalini Easwar, Smith College, Northampton, MA; Shubha Tewari, Karl Martini, Western New England University, Springfield , MA; Kristin Dolcimascolo, Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst, MA; Eric Newman, Northampton High School, Northampton, MA.
Brenda presented her research work on the physics of granular flow. "Interplay between packing and flow in the shear zone at the wall of a granular hopper flow" Brenda Carballo-Ramirez, Maya Lewin-Berlin, Nalini Easwar, Smith College, Northampton, MA; Narayanan Menon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Workshop on Wearable Electronics in the news
Experimental physicist Dr. Fabiola Gianott (leader of the ATLAS experimental team) and Peter Higgs celebrating her team's co-discovery of the Higgs boson.
At a seminar held 4 July 2012 in Geneva at CERN, the leaders of the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV, at a statistical significance level of 5 sigma. For additional details, read the full press release from CERN.
In this very accessible YouTube presentation, Professor Gary Felder of Smith College describes particle physics, the standard model, and the Higgs Boson to an audience of high school students. 60 minute talk + 20 minutes of questions.
Only have 10 minutes? No Problem, try his Smith College Science at the Center talk on what the universe is made of.