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January-April 2018

Can we actually use neutrinos? What do we know about climage change? How do particle accelerators work? 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 Saturday Morning Physics series. Physics faculty along with experts from other UT departments and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will explain their research and how it ties in with some of the important scientific questions that challenge our thinking and help shape our future.


Date Speaker Title
January 27, 2018 tony mezzacappa

 Tony Mezzacappa
The Cosmic Circle of Life: The Death of Massive Stars and the Origin of the Elements
February 3, 2018 yuri efremenko

 Yuri Efremenko
Neutrinos: Can We Use Them?
February 10, 2018 katherine evans

 Katherine Evans
 (Climate Change Science
 Institute, ORNL)
Climate Change: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What is Being Done to Know it Better
February 24, 2018 sharani roy

 Sharani Roy
 (UT Department of Chemistry)
Doing Chemistry with Computers
March 3, 2018 christine nattrass

 Christine Nattrass
Melting Nuclei
March 24, 2018 robert grzywacz

 Robert Grzywacz
New Element Tennessine and its Neighbors - the Glam and Backstage of the Superheavy Elements Research
March 31, 2018 max lavrentovich

 Max Lavrentovich
Life in Transition: A Statistical Physics Approach to Biology
April 14, 2018 sarah cousineau

 Sarah Cousineau
Particle Accelerators: The Science Behind the World's Largest Scientific Instruments
April 21, 2018 norman mannella

 Norman Mannella
Marvels of Matter: All Around Us
April 28, 2018 george siopsis

 George Siopsis
Quantum Information: The Light Edition

Format: Lecture is 10 to 11 AM with Q&A from 11 to 11:20 AM

Venue: 415 Nielsen Physics Building

Parking: Free parking for attendees in the 11th Street Garage

For high school students, a final participation certificate will be awarded if you attend at least 8 out of 10 SMP lectures.

Contact: Kranti Gunthoti
Program Director
Phone: 974-7044