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Sooner Elementary Engineering and Science (SeeS) Outreach Program - Nov 16, 2010 at 1:56AM
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What: A program that teaches local elementary students about science after school.

When: Weekly meetings Tuesdays from noon to 1pm
Outings every other Thursday from 2:30 to about 5:30

Where: Weekly meetings in Nielsen Hall B25 (J-lab)
Outings at Wilson Elementary School.

FREE PIZZA!

This can become a paid position if you choose to help out more than one semester. See Dr. Johnson or Ernie Sanchez (Ernest.S.Sanchez-1@ou.edu) for more details.


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SPS Halloween Party - Oct 27, 2010 at 12:56AM
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SPS Halloween Party

When:
Friday, Oct. 29th from 5-8pm

Where: Nielsen Hall 303 (student lounge)

Free food and drinks
Chocolate fondue fountain
Physics Demos
Games
Costumes encouraged
And of course, our annual Pumpkin Drop from the roof of Nielsen Hall!


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Fall 2010 High Energy Physics Seminars - Oct 27, 2010 at 12:45AM
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This thread contains the dates and available abstracts of the OU and OSU High Energy Physics Seminars for Fall 2010.

When: Thursdays - 1:30 pm

Where: Nielsen Hall 103


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Faculty Research Seminars for Graduate and Undergraduate Students - Oct 7, 2010 at 2:21PM
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What: two or three 20 min research seminars from different faculty each Tuesday

Why: to acquaint you with the research in the Physics & Astronomy department

Where: 3rd floor student lounge (303)

When: Tuesday evenings 6-8pm

FREE Pizza and Pop are provided by SPS!

Dates and Speakers:
12 Oct: Abraham, Shafer-Ray, Shaffer
19 Oct: Dai, Leighly
26 Oct: Baer, Gutierrez, Milton
02 Nov: Parker, Watson


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Atomic History Lecture Series - Oct 7, 2010 at 1:45PM
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A series of lectures through the Honors College. Information on the individual lectures is provided in the following posts.

Sponsored by the Presidential Dream Course Program
"The Atom in the American Experience"


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Oct. 8th: Public Lecture by 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Physics - Oct 7, 2010 at 1:38PM
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Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?

Lecture by: Anthony  Leggett (2003 Nobel Prize winner in Physics)

What:
Lecture for the general public.

When: October 8th at 8:00pm

Where:Sam Noble Natural History Museum

Abstract:
Quantum mechanics has been enormously successful in describing nature at the atomic level, and most physicists believe that it is in principle the "whole truth" about the world even at the everyday level. However, such a view prima facie leads to a severe problem:in certain circumstances, the most natural interpretation of the theory implies that no definite outcome of an experiment occurs until the act of "observation". For many decades this problem was regarded as "merely philosophical", in the sense that it was thought that it had no consequences which could be tested in experiment. However, in the last dozen or so years the situation has changed very dramatically in this respect. I will discuss the problem, some popular "resolutions" of it, the current experimental situation and prospects for the future.

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Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (part of our Centennial Celebration!) - Sep 5, 2010 at 9:55PM
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Copenhagen

When:
Sept. 9-11 at 8pm, Sept. 12 at 3pm

Where: Weitzenhoffer Theatre, Fine Arts Center, on the OU campus

Centennial Celebration for the Homer L. Dodge
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma

**You must identify yourself as a Centennial Celebration Participant/Friend of the Physics Dept. to the box office in order to claim your FREE ticket! Tickets may be obtained from the Fine Arts Box Office, (405) 325-4101


By Michael Frayn
Directed by Susan Shaughnessy

The matinee followed immediately by a symposium/discussion with
Peter Barker, History of Science
Tom Boyd, Religious Studies
Kae Koger, Drama
Zach Messitte, International Programs
Kim Milton, Physics and Astronomy
Zev Trachtenberg, Philosophy

Reception immediately follows the Sunday symposium
Box Office: 325-4101

For further information contact:
Professor Kimball A. Milton
Email: milton@nhn.ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-3961 (x36325), Fax: (405) 325-7557
Mail: H.L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
440 West Brooks, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019 USA

Funding graciously provided by:
H.L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, Greg Parker, Chair
Vice President for Research, Kelvin Drogemeier
President of the University of Oklahoma, David L. Boren


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Fall 2010 Colloquia - Sep 5, 2010 at 9:24PM
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This thread contains the dates and available abstracts of the physics and astronomy colloquia for Fall 2010.


What: Presentations by visiting scientists on current physics research. This is FREE for all interested persons (including non-physics majors).

When: Thursdays - 4:00 pm

Where: Nielsen Hall 170

Coffee and cookies are served at 3:30pm in the Nielsen Hall Atrium.


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OU SPS Spring Picnic! - Apr 14, 2010 at 1:55PM
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Mary Hogan
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OU SPS Spring Picnic!

What:
A FREE picnic for all students and faculty as a final get together before some students graduate and faculty retire. Some SPS business will be finalized at this event, as well. We will be grilling hamburgers (and maybe some hotdogs) and chips, drinks, etc. will be provided. We may even set up some outdoor games.

When: Monday, April 26th at 4pm (tentative)

Where: North end of the South Oval by the Bizzell statue.


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Dr. Mullen's Liquid Nitrogen Laptop Smash video - Mar 3, 2010 at 3:14PM
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For those of you who haven't seen it, here is the video of Dr. Mullen's staged demonstration where he freezes a non-working laptop in liquid nitrogen and then proceeds to smash it in the Physics for Scientists and Engineers class:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5w-7IpI0fI  

or just click here


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OU Physics Department Gripe Night - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:50PM
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OU Physics Department Gripe Night

When:
Tuesday, March 9th @ 4:30pm

Where: Student lounge (303)

Come give feedback on the department!
I believe food will be provided, but I'll have to double check.


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Big Event Sign-Up - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:44PM
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SPS Big Event Sign-Up

Sign-up in the student lounge (303) by the end of the day on Thursday, March 4th to participate with SPS in the campus-wide Big Event.


What is the Big Event?


It's a campus wide volunteer event where student organizations take time to give back to the community and surrounding areas.

This year Big Event will be on Saturday, April 10th. We will meet on the North Oval at about 8:30 am. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided.

We will not find out where we will be helping out until after we have turned in our volunteer forms. Last year OU SPS drove up to Spencer, Oklahoma and helped out at a community garden up there.

For more information on the Big Event  CLICK HERE

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Re: OU SPS Valentine's Party! - Feb 6, 2010 at 7:10AM
Jason Kimura
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That sounds great, I'll be there. What sort of little gifts should we bring?

The Race Busters have been doing good too.

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Meet & Greet with Dr. Gregory Earle from UT at Dallas - Feb 4, 2010 at 2:57PM
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Dr. Gregory Earle will be coming from the University of Texas at Dallas to meet with our undergraduate physics students before his colloquium presentation on "Small Satellite Solutions to Problems in Near--Earth Space Science" later in the day. Don't miss this opportunity to meet him before the colloquium and ask questions about the subject!

Pop and Pizza will be provided.

Thursday, Feb. 18th
Noon - 1:30 pm in the student lounge (303)

Colloquium presentation will be at 4pm in room 170.


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OU SPS Valentine's Party! - Feb 4, 2010 at 2:54PM
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OU SPS Valentine's Party!

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2010 from Noon to 2pm in the student lounge (303).


Come make your own Valentine's Bag from the supplies in the lounge up through the date of the party. We'll then host a Valentine's exchange during the party so you can share candy and cards with all of your fellow physics friends. Please bring enough valentines to share on the day of the party so that no one gets left out.

We will be providing punch, candy, and board games!


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Spring 2010 Colloquia - Jan 19, 2010 at 2:46PM
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This thread contains the dates and available abstracts of the physics and astronomy colloquia for Spring 2010.


What: Presentations by visiting scientists on current physics research. This is FREE for all interested persons (including non-physics majors).

When: Thursdays - 4:00 pm

Where: Nielsen Hall 170

Coffee and cookies are served at 3:30pm in the Nielsen Hall Atrium.

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SPS Game Night! - Nov 15, 2009 at 11:48PM
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Tues Nov 17 @ 4pm in room 303 (student lounge).

We will have both board games (chess, Apples to Apples and a few new games) and video games (Super Smash Bros. Brawl, etc). Snacks and pop will be provided.

Take a break in between homework and exams and come join us for a little bit of relaxation!


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Join us on Facebook! - Nov 10, 2009 at 2:24PM
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OU SPS now has a new Facebook group!

JOIN HERE

Join us on Facebook for event reminders, group photos, etc.

Post edited November 10, 2009 at 2:13 PM EST.


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Winter Welcome Week Toys for Tots drive Nov 15 - Dec 1 ! - Nov 9, 2009 at 11:04PM
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We will be competing against other student organizations, as well as greek row, in the Winter Welcome Week Toys for Tots toy drive. The competition will begin Nov 15 and last through Dec 1. Our box will be located by the physics and astronomy office on the first floor of Nielsen Hall. Here's the blurb from the organizers to give you an idea about what items we will be collecting:

    "In honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics and theme of Winter Welcome Week 2010, "Let the Games Begin", we are also focusing on providing not only toys but sports equipment. The Winter Olympics will be starting in February and what better way to get people excited about sports and giving?! Individuals can donate anything from basketballs, jump ropes, tennis racquets, any type of equipment that can help contribute to a child's entertainment with athletic participation."


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Fall 2009 Colloquia - Nov 6, 2009 at 3:49PM
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This thread contains the dates and available abstracts of the remaining physics and astronomy colloquia for Fall 2009.


What: Presentations by visiting scientists on current physics research. This is FREE for all interested persons (including non-physics majors).

When: Thursdays - 4:00 pm

Where: Nielsen Hall 170

Coffee and cookies are served at 3:30pm in the Nielsen Hall Atrium.


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Physics Course Announcement for Spring 2010! - Oct 28, 2009 at 4:50PM
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Here is the announcement from Dr. Shaffer:


Hi All,
Next semester I will be teaching a course in Optical Physics (4243/5223). It will be offered on TU and TH from 2:00-3:15 pm. Due to a scheduling snafu the course does not appear yet on the electronic course registration. If you would like to enroll you can either see Debbie Barnhill to sign up or wait until it is put up onto the registration site.

The course will cover the basics of geometric optics, physical optics (interference and diffraction), and some quantum and nonlinear optics. The book that I will use is Saleh and Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics. I believe the course is useful for anyone who uses optics in their research. It is only offered every other year so if you are interested I encourage you to enroll next semester. For the undergraduates, this counts as one of your slash listed requirements.


If you have any further questions about the course or you want to take the course and want to learn about some specific topic in optics send me an email.



Cheers,
Jim Shaffer


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SPS Halloween Party - Oct 28, 2009 at 1:51PM
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Just a reminder to all OU SPS members that the departmental Halloween party is this Friday, Oct 30th, at 4pm in the student lounge (room 303). There will be free food, drinks, games, physics demos, a costume contest, and our famous Frozen Pumpkin Drop from the roof of Nielsen Hall. We hope to see everyone there!


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Club Information - Oct 28, 2009 at 10:20AM
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