Feb 7

Jackson Tears' Comps Presentation

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to attend Jackson's presentation on Collisions.

Friday, February 7th, 2014
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Olin 141

Jackson Tears Comps Presentation
Friday, February 7th 2014  3:30 pm
Olin 141

The Colliding Universe

Throughout the universe, particles are interacting with other particles. Among these interactions is the collision, the simple act of one object running into another. Particles on all scales are subject to this interaction, and so physics must describe, on all scales, the details of particle collisions. In our discussion we will look into three examples of such an interaction. First, we start with low energy macroscopic collisions. These are readily observed in daily life, and understanding them provides a good foundation for analyzing other systems. Second, we look at how particles scatter on a quantum scale. Third, we look into the formation of impact craters caused by a high-energy macroscopic collision.

Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Trenne Fields, x4383