SPS Colloquium Series

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SPS Virtual Colloquium Series

The Society of Physics Students is hosting live virtual colloquium through throughout 2020 and beyond to help bring the community together and enrich local chapters. All are welcome and if you are unable to make any of the colloquium, no problem! All talks are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

Fred Dylla and Einstein

Upcoming Talks:

Dr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Physics, "Scientific Journeys: A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science," Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4 PM ET. 

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Abstract: Join us as Physicist Dr. H. Frederick Dylla explores a collection of interesting stories centered around the personalities, cultures, and history of science. This collection of essays traces a scientific journey bookmarked by remarkable mentors and milestones of science. It provides fascinating reading for everyone interested in the history, public appreciation, and value of science, as well as giving first-hand accounts of many key events and prominent figures. The author was one of the “sputnik kids” growing up in the US at the start of the space age. He built a working laser just two years after they were first invented, an experience that convinced him to become a physicist. During his 50-year career in physics, many personalities and notable events in science and technology helped to form his view of how science contributes to the modern world, including his conviction that the impact of science can be most effective when introduced within the context of the humanities - especially history, literature and the arts.

 Previous Talks:

Mohammad Soltanieh-ha, Boston University, "Data Science Career for Physics Graduates", Friday, November 13, 2020

Nicole Gugliucci, Nate Letteri, Ana Morrison, Saint Anselm College, "Radios for Jupiter: Learning to Teach while Building a Radio Telescope" Thursday, October 22

Daniel A. Russell, Pennsylvania State University, “The Acoustics of Ping-Pong: A Vibroacoustic Analysis of Table Tennis Rackets and Balls”, Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bryan Gaither, PROFESSIONAL Mad Scientist at Austin Peay State University, "Fire and Pressure Demo show", Thursday August 27, 2020

Renee Horton, NASA Engineer"Adaptability to Thrive", Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPS Interns talks 2020  (15 different talks), "SPS Summer 2020 Intern Closing Symposaium", August 7, 2020

Michael Furher, ARC Laurete Fellow in the School of Physics at Monash University, "What are tolological insulators, and how can they save the world?", Thursday, August 3, 2020

Toni Sauncy, Texas Lutheran University, "Living the Life in a Physics World: Hard work, serious skills, and necessary frivolous diversions” Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Shannon Clardy, Henderson State University, "So your internship is cancelled. Now what?" - Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Julianne M. Pollard-Larkin, Cheif of Thoracic Services, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, "Nothing is more Contagious than Hope: Tips for a Physics Student Braving a Pandemic!" May 21, 2020

David J. Helfand, Columbia University and AIP Board Chair, "Global Warming: The Astronomical Factors" -  Thursday, April 23, 2020

David J. Helfand, Professor Columbia University and AIP Board Chair, "Where Did All That CO2 Come From?" -  Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Colleen Countryman, Assistant Professor Ithaca College, "The Development and Assessment of Instructional Mobile Apps for Physics Students" - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Greg Good, Director of the Center for History of Physics. Titled “Space Weather in the Time of Pandemic” - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Susan White, Interim Director of the Statistical Research Center at AIP, "You Can't Handle the Truth" - Tuesday, March 17, 2020