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Volume 19, Issue 26 (May 6, 2013)

Upcoming Events

  • Carleton is currently engaged in creating a Facilities Master Plan for the campus. The Science Planning group is charged with determining what investments in facilities are necessary for the College to maintain its historic leadership in undergraduate physical and biological science education. Getting input from current students is a crucial part of that process. To that end, student representatives from the DCC as well as SDAs will be facilitating a student conversation about classrooms, labs, research spaces, and social/study spaces in the department to find out what about those spaces works well, and what doesn't.

  • Physics 123
    (Approx. First Half of Term)    Fridays 3:30-4:30 (6a)
    What Physicists Do
    Spring 2013
    Olin 141    1 Credit; S/CR/NC

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to present “Physics 123: What Physicists Do”.  This is our annual series of five lectures by guest speakers, many of whom are Carleton alums.  The series is intended to introduce students to a broad range of real-world physics and to give some perspective on the kinds of work done by people with a physics background.  Speakers will be available for informal discussions over refreshments afterward.    Questions: Jay Tasson, Olin 337, x4418, jtasson@carleton.edu.

    The speaker for May 10th will be Jill Bingham '04.

    "Ultrasonic Wave Propagation:  Modeling and Use in Nondestructive Evaluation of Aircraft Parts"