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Volume 15, Issue 21 (March 30, 2009)
Events happening this week in the physics and astronomy department.
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April 1 (Wednesday) 3:10-4:20pm, Olin 04
Join Ayesha as she gives her comps talk on "Hubble’s Universe: Looking Through Hubble’s Eyes". All are welcome to attend.
April 3 (Friday) 12:00-1:00PM, LDC Shearer Dining Room
Plan to have lunch with physics students, faculty, staff, and PHYS123 speaker Larry Price. Meet on 3rd Olinn at 11:55pm for the short walk over or meet us there. All are welcome.
April 3 (Friday) 1:10-2:10pm, Olin 149
Larry Price, a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will talk about "The Search for Gravitational Waves: What, Why and How". All are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the talk.
April 3 (Friday) 3:30-4:40pm, Olin 02
Join Elliot as he gives his comps talk on "Using Heat: The Physics and Applications of Pyroelectricity". Everyone is invited.
April 3 (Friday) 8:00-10:0pm, Goodsell ObservatoryIf skies are clear, view stars, nebulas, and planets. Dress warmly! Canceled if cloudy. Open house schedules can also be viewed at http://go.carleton.edu/83
Information that may be of interest to physics and astronomy faculty, staff, and students.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN—(March 23, 2009) World renowned physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku will discuss his book, Physics of the Impossible on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.
From the front line of some of the most exciting developments in physics research, Kaku explores the fundamentals—and limits—of the laws of physics as we know them today. He examines the impossible technologies abandoned by scientists and relegated to science fiction. Physics of the Impossible is a fascinating and wildly entertaining exploration of force fields, time travel, precognition, parallel universes and much more from one of contemporary physics’ most brilliant minds.
Kaku is a professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is the author of Visions, Beyond Einstein, Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds. He is the cofounder of string field theory and hosts a nationally syndicated radio science program and the largest science web site on the Internet at www.mkaku.org.
Kaku will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.