Physics at Adrian College

Physics at Adrian College

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How many theoretical physicists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Two, one to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.

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Quantum USB states? ha
Personally, I think this is a really cool idea that has a lot of potential

this is cool, minus the spelling errors
Stole this from a friend's status:
"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Interrupting physicist." "Interrupting phy--" "MUON"
Some more Higgs info, in hand-drawn .gif form!

The Department of Physics at Adrian College offers a physics major (BA, BS) and a physics minor. We also have 3-2 a pre-engineering program.

Operating as usual

11/19/2018

Observing supermassive black holes in virtual reality

09/02/2018

For students getting started in our Physics Research course.

Physicists Created a New Form of Light 02/16/2018

Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Photons don't interact with each other…UNTIL NOW!

Physicists Created a New Form of Light Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters 12/06/2017

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

It has left the solar system, is 21 billion miles from Earth, has been going for 4 decades and its engines still work. Absolutely amazing!

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special.

Focus: Dice Become Ordered When Stirred, Not Shaken 12/01/2017

Focus: Dice Become Ordered When Stirred, Not Shaken

What are the odds?

Focus: Dice Become Ordered When Stirred, Not Shaken A jumble of thousands of cubic dice, agitated by an oscillating rotation, can rapidly become completely ordered, a result that is hard to produce with more conventional shaking.

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. 11/28/2017

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Something to think about.

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. A growing body of evidence shows that college students generally learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. That is probably true in workplace meetings, too.

Multi-Messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger 10/16/2017

Multi-Messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger

Huge news in astronomy and physics announced today.

Multi-Messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger A ripple, a flash, and a bang. The holy grail of multi-messenger astronomy as been discovered — a binary neutron star merger captured in gravitational waves and light!

10/12/2017

We are excited to be hosting Physics alumnus Brian Diven on campus tomorrow. At noon in Peelle 214, he will be discussing his experience in graduate school at U of M, where he is completing a master's degree in space engineering. This should be of interest to any students studying physics or who are considering careers in engineering.

09/10/2017

An Adrian prime; physicists are all a little math-geeky at heart, right? :)

Photos from Adrian College's post 08/21/2017

We had a great turn out for our eclipse party. It was a lot of fun.

07/19/2017

Professor Hill represented Adrian College at the 2017 NetSci conference in Indianapolis in June, with the poster "Dynamic Centrality in Random Subnetworks." Here's a link to the poster:http://sahill.nfshost.com/Papers/netsci2017.pdf

07/18/2017

New Horizons

New NASA videos based on data and images from the New Horizons spacecraft show what it would be like to fly over Pluto and its 🌙 Charon. Quite spectacular!

New Horizons Soaring over Pluto »Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Physics at Adrian College updated their phone number. 05/23/2017

Physics at Adrian College updated their phone number.

Physics at Adrian College updated their phone number.

05/01/2017

We are so proud of our graduates Jamie Brandon, Anthony Coleman, Alex Kret, Joe Mable, Frankie Petrie, Maddie Sena, and Conner Stevons. Kudos also to Emily Bristow and Jacob Rinaldi who completed minors in physics. This was our largest class and truly an amazing group of students.

The deconstructed Standard Model equation 07/29/2016

The deconstructed Standard Model equation

Now that is some equation. Yikes!

The deconstructed Standard Model equation The Standard Model is far more than elementary particles arranged in a table.

Pi Is (still) Wrong. 03/14/2016

Pi Is (still) Wrong.

Today is Pi Day, and by all means, eat some pie. But while you're celebrating pi, here is something interesting to think about.

Pi Is (still) Wrong. Please excuse the simple math and spelling errors. You shouldn't believe anything I say without double-checking even at the best of times. Go here: http://ta...

Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes 02/11/2016

Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes

Perhaps a more readable article than the paper published in Physical Review Letters.

Viewpoint: The First Sounds of Merging Black Holes Gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes have been detected, setting the course for a new era of observational astrophysics.

Elusive Gravitational Waves Seen Directly for the First Time 02/11/2016

Elusive Gravitational Waves Seen Directly for the First Time

Tremendous discovery in the physics and astrophysics communities today. What a phenomenal story!

Elusive Gravitational Waves Seen Directly for the First Time A paper in the APS journal Physical Review Letters reports a detection by LIGO and Virgo collaborations

Time’s (Almost) Reversible Arrow | Quanta Magazine 01/08/2016

Time’s (Almost) Reversible Arrow | Quanta Magazine

Time is one of the great mysteries of the universe.

Time’s (Almost) Reversible Arrow | Quanta Magazine The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.

New quantum record as ball of atoms ends up in two spots at once 12/31/2015

New quantum record as ball of atoms ends up in two spots at once

Quantum weirdness on a large scale.

New quantum record as ball of atoms ends up in two spots at once A Schrödinger's cat-like experiment has used lasers to kick a cloud of atoms into locations half a metre apart simultaneously

12/08/2015

SCIENCE WARS!

Physics and math win, totally.

2015 Nobel Lectures in Physics 12/08/2015

2015 Nobel Lectures in Physics

2015 Nobel Lectures in Physics This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Takaaki Kajita, Tokyo, Japan, and Arthur B McDonald, Kingston, Kanada “for the discovery of neutrino oscill...

Timeline photos 11/21/2015

This is pretty good. Do you recognize all of these?

This shall be named *the Dance of Maths*
http://9gag.com/gag/aOyvvDE?ref=fbp

11/06/2015

Assistant Professor of Physics - HigherEdJobs

We're hiring! Here's our ad for a new tenure-track assistant professor.

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08/03/2015

A Society of Physics Students chapter will be starting this fall at Adrian College. If you're interested in physics or astrophysics and would like to join, more details will be coming.

Theories of Everything, Mapped | Quanta Magazine 08/03/2015

Theories of Everything, Mapped | Quanta Magazine

Hey physics majors. Are you considering graduate school? Here are the frontiers of physics.

Theories of Everything, Mapped | Quanta Magazine Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics, and the most promising ideas put forth to solve them.

04/21/2015

NASA Vesta Trek

This is very cool! The tool allows you to explore the asteroid Vesta through a 2D map or a 3D globe. You can zoom in & out, rotate, and add layers showing topography, mineral analysis, etc.

NASA Vesta Trek Vesta Trek is a NASA web-based portal for exploration of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System.This portal showcases data collected by NASA Dawn spacecraft which was launched in 2009 to study Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.

Timeline photos 11/07/2014

Via physics major Katlyn. If you don't get it, you need to brush up on your physics.

Gravitational-wave team admits findings could amount to dust 06/25/2014

Gravitational-wave team admits findings could amount to dust

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Sadly, what could have been a huge discovery may not hold up.

Gravitational-wave team admits findings could amount to dust Astronomers publish results with clarification note as more questions are raised.

earth 01/08/2014

earth

Current global wind patterns - pretty cool visualization.

earth an animated map of global wind conditions

Adorable Memes & Photos 11/01/2013

I love it! We just talked about Newton's cradle in General Physics.

Physics is fun, isn't it?

NASA | Canyon of Fire on the Sun 10/27/2013

NASA | Canyon of Fire on the Sun

After the CME, watch the plasma flow along the magnetic field lines. Amazing video.

NASA | Canyon of Fire on the Sun A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long fil...

APS -2013 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics - Event - Tracking the Synthesis... 10/25/2013

APS -2013 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics - Event - Tracking the Synthesis...

Physics student Stephanie Boehringer presented a poster, "Tracking the Synthesis Paths of P-Process Nuclei", at the Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics. The poster is based on her summer REU work, which she is continuing as her senior project.

APS -2013 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics - Event - Tracking the Synthesis... The p-process nuclei are proton-rich nuclei heavier than iron are an astrophysical abnormality because of the enigmatic nature of their synthesis. It is possible to trace the production of the p-process nuclei as a path that starts from thirty-five different p-nuclei to their seed nuclei composed of...

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