Events

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Upcoming Meetings

Events will be listed on the calendar below once the schedule for the semester is finalized. All regular meetings will start at 6 pm on Thursdays in room 337 West Hall.


 

Past Meetings

Winter 2015

DateDescription
Jan. 13
Board Game Night
Jan. 27
Fred Becchetti - Nuclear Physics and its Applications
Feb. 10
Christine Aidala - High Energy Physics and the Strong Force
Feb. 24
Brian Arbic - Oceanography
Mar. 10
Robert Deegan - Complex Systems     
Mar. 24
David Lubensky - Pattern Formation
Apr. 7  
Carolyn Kuranz - High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics
   preceded by SPS Board Elections


Fall 2014

DateDescription
Sept. 16Mass meeting
Sept. 23James Wells - Energy
Oct. 7
David Gerdes - Astrophysics
Oct. 21CV & Personal/Research Statement Workshop- presented by Henriette Elvang
Nov. 4
Jennifer Ogilvie - Biophysics      
Nov. 18
Special Joint Lecture with Linguistics Club - The Physiology of Speech
Dec. 2  
Student Talks




Fall 2013

DateDescription
Sept. 17Mass meeting
Sept. 24Xiaoming Mao- Condensed Matter
Sept. 26Grad School Seminar- Myron Campbell
Oct. 1CV & Personal/Research Statement Workshop- presented by Henriette Elvang
Oct. 8Ryan Eustice- Robotics        
Oct. 22Tom Schwarz- Dark Matter detection
Nov. 5Fred Adams- Fate of the Unvierse
Nov. 19Robert Krasny- Computational Physics
Dec. 3Student talks


Winter 2013

Date Description
Jan. 29 Fred Becchetti - Nuclear physics - "Nuclear Physics: Inner Space to Outer Space"
Feb. 12 Christine Aidala - QCD
Feb. 26 Brian Arbic - Physical oceanography
Mar. 12 Poster Session
Mar. 26 Prof. David Lubensky
Apr. 9 Eric Bell- Aliens
Apr. 23 Elections and semester wrap-up

Fall 2012

Date Description
Sept. 11 Mass meeting.
Sept. 19 Grad School Orientation- presented by Myron Campbell.
Sept. 25 Keith Riles- gravitational waves.
Sept. 27 Grad Student Panel
Oct. 2 CV & Personal/Research Statement Workshop- presented by Henriette Elvang.
Oct. 9 Jim Liu- physics of music.
Oct. 23 Gordon Kane- Higgs boson.
Nov. 6 Prof. Jennifer Ogilvie- biophysics.
Nov. 12 [MON] Student-led lecture on the Physics of Sound and Speech, partnered with the Umich Linguistics Club.
Nov. 27 Nuria Calvet- Astronomy
Dec. 11 Student talks.

Winter 2012

Date Description
Jan. 10 Junjie Zhu and Jim Liu spoke about the UM-USTC Research Exchange Program.
Jan. 24 Mark Newman gave a talk titled, "Epidemics, Kevin Bacon, and the Internet: The Physics of Networks".
Feb. 7 Aaron Leanhardt gave a talk titled, "Quantum Projection Noise, Public Opinion Polls, and Your Two Cents".
Feb. 21 Joel Bregman (astrophysics) spoke about missing baryonic matter in the universe.
March 6 David Baker (philosophy) spoke about the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
March 20 Greg Tarle spoke about CREST: the Cosmic Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope.
Apr. 3 SPS board nominations
Apr. 17 End-of-semester wrap-up, SPS board elections.

Fall 2011

Date Description
Sept. 20 Brad Orr spoke about the physics department and physics degree programs.
Sept. 27 Lecture:Mark Banaszak-Holl spoke about biophysics.
Oct. 4 Grad school workshop: Cagliyan Kurdak will be giving a talk titled "What is Grad School All About?"
Oct. 6 Grad school workshop: Grad student panel Q&A and discussion.
Oct. 11 Lecture: Aaron Pierce spoke about Particle Physics.
Oct. 13 Grad school workshop CV & personal statement workshop.
Oct. 25 Lecture: Jeremy Bassis from the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science (AOSS) department gave a presentation.
Nov. 8 Lecture: Jim Liu will talked about high energy physics.
Nov. 15 Lecture: Tim McKay discussed physics education.
Nov. 29 Lecture: Cagliyan Kurdak gave a talk about micro gas chromotography.
Dec. 13 Student talks: Students presented about their own research.

Grad School Workshops

This semester, SPS is hosting series of grad school workshops. Slides from past presentations can be found on our resources page.

H-bars

Besides being Planck's constant divided by 2π, h-bars are SPS social events! They can be movie nights, sports, picnics or anything SPS does just for fun. H-bars occur regularly throughout the school year and are planned by the social chair. For more information email h-bar@umich.edu

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