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Past Events

September 19, 2018 Physics and Society Public Lecture

This talk is free and open to the public.

Speaker:  Richard Muller, University of California at Berkeley

Title:  The Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic…and why it is OK to disbelieve

Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 8:00 pm
Location: 1410 BPS Bldg.

September 14, 2018 Free Public Concert at FRIB - 14 September 2018

Performer: Chen-Yu Huang, Assistant Professor of Harp, Michigan State University

Date: Fri, 14 September 2018, 5:30 pm
Location: 1300 FRIB Laboratory

The September 14th program includes pieces by Grandjany, Haydn, de Falla, Pigovat, Chertok and Smetana.

September 14, 2018 Science at the Edge Seminar: 14 September 2018

Speaker:  Jef Boeke, Institute for Systems Genetics and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, New York University

Title: Writing Genomes: Designing a Eukaryotic Genome from the Bottom Up

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

September 7, 2018 Science at the Edge Seminar: 07 September 2018

Speaker:  Michael Harms, Institute of Molecular Biology and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oregon

Title: Biophysics of Protein Evolution

Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

September 6, 2018 P-A Colloquium: Simulations of exponentially complex many-body systems

Speaker:  Peter Drummond, Swinburne Institute of Technology, Australia

Title:  Simulations of exponentially complex many-body systems

Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

August 18, 2018 FRIB and NSCL Open House - 18 August 2018

Free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (last tours start at 4:00 pm)
Location: NSCL/FRIB Laboratory on South Shaw Lane

For more information, see https://frib.msu.edu/news/2018/openhouse-2018.html

August 2, 2018 2018 REU Student Poster Session Day 2

Poster sessions by students from P-A's 2018 REU Program.

Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 2:00–3:00 pm
Type: Student research poster session
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

August 1, 2018 2018 REU Student Poster Session Day 1

Poster sessions by students from P-A's 2018 REU Program.

Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 2:00–3:00 pm
Type: Student research poster session
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

July 27, 2018 Free Public Talk at FRIB: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

Speaker: John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech

Title: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 8:00 pm
Location: 1300 FRIB Laboratory

July 25, 2018 Special JINA-CEE Seminar: Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie

A 42-minute digital presentation ahead of an upcoming national screening tour of Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie, a living history film written and performed by Susan Marie Frontczak.

Title:  Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie

Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 5:30 pm
Location: 1300 FRIB Laboratory

July 20, 2018 Free Public Concert at FRIB - 20 July 2018

Performer: Young Hyun Cho, Associate Professor of Piano, Michigan State University

Date: Fri, 20 July 2018, 5:30 pm
Location: 1300 FRIB Laboratory

The July 20th program includes pieces by Haydn, Liszt, Debussy and Chopin.

May 25, 2018 Free Public Concert at FRIB - 25 May 2018

Performers: Lia Naviliat-Cuncic (soprano) and Manuel Vieillard (piano)

Date: Fri, 25 May 2018, 5:30 pm
Location: 1300 FRIB Laboratory

The May 25th program includes pieces by Mozart, Schubert and Rossini.

April 27, 2018 Science at the Edge Seminar: 27 April 2018

Speaker: Karen Guillemin, Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon

Title: “Teaming with Microbes: Lessons from the Zebrafish Intestine"

Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 26, 2018 P-A Colloquium: Physics of Baseball

Speaker:  Alan Nathan, University of Illinois

Title: Physics of Baseball

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.

April 26, 2018 2018 P-A Awards Reception

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

Refreshments – 2:45 pm; Awards – 3:15 pm; P-A Choir – 3:40 pm.

April 20, 2018 Science Festival Public Program: Abrams Planetarium: How We Observe Our Universe

Title: Abrams Planetarium: How We Observe Our Universe

Arranged by: Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium, MSU

Show premiere at 7 pm: “Chasing the Ghost Particle”
Talk at 8 pm by: Tyce DeYoung, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, 20 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 20, 2018 Science Festival Public Program: MSU Observatory: How We Observe Our Universe

Title: MSU Observatory: How We Observe Our Universe

Presented by: Laura Chomiuk, MSU Observatory Director and Asst. Professor, Physics & Astronomy, MSU

Free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, 20 Apr 2018, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Location: MSU Observatory

April 20, 2018 Science at the Edge Seminar: 20 April 2018

Speaker: Jay Narayan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

Title: Novel Q-Materials by Nonequilibrium Activation for Next-Generation Solid State Devices

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

April 19, 2018 "Astronomical Horizons" Lecture: New Worlds, New Horizons: The 'Decadal Survey' and How Astronomers Decide Which Big Telescope to Build Next

Title: “New Worlds, New Horizons: The 'Decadal Survey' and How Astronomers Decide Which Big Telescope to Build Next”
Speaker: Jay Strader, Associate Professor, MSU Astronomy & Astrophysics

Free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 7:30 pm
Location: Abrams Planetarium

April 19, 2018 P-A Colloquium: Educational Transformation at a Critical Time: the promises of disciplinary engagement

Speaker:  Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado

Title: Educational Transformation at a Critical Time: the promises of disciplinary engagement

Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Location: 1415 BPS Bldg.