Atom smashing? The Big Bang? Physics and biology? If you're curious about what physics is and how it impacts the world we live in, spend Saturday morning at the University of Tennessee for our series on Saturday Morning Physics. Members of our faculty will explain their research and how it ties in with some of the most important scientific questions that challenge our thinking and help shape our future.
|February 4, 2017||
Dr. Soren Sorensen
|What is Everything Made of?
The Quest for the Ultimate Building Blocks of the Physical Universe
See Dr. Sorensen's Presentation Slides
|February 11, 2017||
Dr. Yuri Kamyshkov
|Where is Antimatter in the Universe?
See Dr. Kamyshkov's Presentation Slides
|February 18, 2017||
Dr. Sowjanya Gollapinni
|The Ghostly Neutrinos
See Dr. Gollapinni's Presentation Slides
Video: Fermilab Neutrino Beam
Video: ICARUS Assembly
Video: LArTPC Principle
Video: Nino the Neutrino
Video: Sonic Boom Jet
Video: SuperK PMT Collapse
Video: VENu LArTPC Animation
|February 25, 2017||
Dr. Stefan Spanier
|The Big Bang Machine
See Dr. Spanier's Presentation Slides
|March 4, 2017||
Dr. Anthony Mezzacappa
|A Look through the Cosmic Photo Album at our Ancestors: Massive Stars
See Dr. Mezzacappa's Presentation Slides Note: To see videos, please download and open in Adobe Acrobat.
|March 11, 2017||
Dr. Jaan Mannik
|Physics and Nanotechnology to Study Bacterial Cells
See Dr. Mannik's Presentation Slides
|April 1, 2017||
Dr. Kate Jones
|Stardust and Atom Smashers|
|April 8, 2017||
Dr. Christine Nattrass
|Recreating the Big Bang at the Large Hadron Collider|
|April 22, 2017||
Dr. Steven Johnston
|Studying Quantum Mechanics with Light and Computers|
|April 29, 2017||
Dr. Jian Liu
|Condensed Matter Physics: a Diverse Society of Electrons|
Format: Lecture is 10 to 11:15 AM with questions and discussion from 11:15 AM to Noon
Venue: 307 Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 1414 Circle Drive. EXCEPTION: The April 8 lecture will be in 415 Nielsen Physics, 1408 Circle Drive (see the UT Campus Map).
Parking: Parking in the 11th Street Garage will be open and available on a first come, first-served basis. Parking is not allowed on Level 2 of the garage, due to use by UTPD. Also, be advised that April 22 is the date of the UT Orange and White Game, and people attending the game will be parking in the 11th Street Garage as well.
A final participation certificate will be awarded: you will need to attend at least 8 out of 10 SMP lectures.
Contact: Kranti Gunthoti (email@example.com)