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Astronomy public talk set for Nov. 18

Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, “The Fate of Massive Stars,” will be presented by Jacob Teffs, UND Physics and Astrophysics. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium set for May 3

Geza Kovacs, Oliver L. Benediktson Endowed Chair for Astrophysics, UND Department of Physics and Astrophysics, will be giving a colloquium titled “From Tiny Signals to Full-Fetched Planets” at 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is April 12

Michael Gaffey, UND Space Studies, will be giving a colloquium titled “Exploration of Asteroid (4) Vesta by the DAWN Spacecraft” in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant [...]

Colloquium will focus on ‘Not-So-Dark Matter’ April 5

Andrew Frey, Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg, will be giving a colloquium titled “Not-So-Dark Matter” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. – Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics and Astrophysics, 777.3520, wayne.barkhouse@UND.edu.

Astronomy public talk set for March 25

A Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk “Other Worlds with Multiple Planets” will be presented by Geza Kovacs, Oliver L. Benediktson Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, UND. Following the talk, attendees will be [...]

Astronomy public talk is March 18

Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session is at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk “Other Worlds with Multiple Planets” will be presented by Geza Kovacs, Oliver L. Benediktson Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, UND. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium set for Feb. 22

Surojit Gupta, UND Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be giving a colloquium titled “On the Development of Novel Advanced Materials” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. – Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics [...]

Students on Frozen Fury rocket team will give talk Feb.25

A Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk “Pioneering: Preservation of Space Exploration through Emerging NASA STEM Initiatives” will be presented by the UND Frozen Fury Rocket Team (undergraduate students). Following the talk, attendees will be given the [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Jan. 25

Matthew Craig, Minnesota State University Moorhead, will be giving a colloquium titled “Variable Star Photometry: A Sampler” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics and [...]

Astrophysicist shares in major astronomical discovery

Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics and Astrophysics, recently shared in a major astronomical discovery that gets us a step closer to understanding how the universe works. This discovery is being hailed as a breakthrough in our understanding of the dynamics of the universe and offers a new glimpse into its origins. Using a specially built [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Nov. 30

Geza Kovacs, Oliver L. Benediktson Endowed Chair for Astrophysics, UND Physics and Astrophysics, will be giving a colloquium titled “Needles and Haystacks” at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics and Astrophysics, 777.3520, [...]

“Bouncing Neutrons and New Physics” colloquium is Nov. 16

Jeff Martin, University of Winnipeg, will present “Bouncing Neutrons and New Physics” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, 777.3520, wayne.barkhouse@UND.edu.

Astronomy talk is Nov. 19

Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, Where are the Entrepreneurs?, will be presented by David Whalen, UND Space Studies. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium set for Nov. 9

Gerald Gwinner, University of Manitoba, will be giving a colloquium titled “Fundamental Symmetry Tests with Cooled Atoms: From Lorentz Invariance to Parity” in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Nov. 2

Johan van Lierop, University of Manitoba, will present a colloquium, “Arrested Dynamics: Cooperative Phenomena in and Amongst Nanoparticles” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Oct. 26

Tigran Sedrakyan, University of Minnesota, will be giving a colloquium titled “Exotic Quantum States of Spin-Orbit Coupled Bosons” in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor, Physics [...]

Physics and Astrophysics will host colloquium Oct. 19

Thelma Berquo, Concordia College, will be giving a colloquium titled “Magnetic Interactions of Antiferromagnetic Nanoparticles: Investigation of Synthetic and Biological Ferrihydrite” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics on Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Oct. 12

Bryan Luther, Concordia College, will be giving a colloquium titled “Where the Sidewalk Ends: Exploring the Neutron Dripline with MoNA-LISA” at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, assistant [...]

Physics and Astrophysics talk Oct. 5 will focus on “Dark Matter Halos from First Principles”

Liliya Williams, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, will present a colloquium titled “Dark Matter Halos from First Principles” for the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in 211 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer. All are welcome. — Wayne Barkhouse, 777.3520, wayne.barkhouse@UND.edu.

Physics and Astrophysics lecture April 23 will focus on dark energy

A Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, “Outward Bound: Revealing the Nature of Dark Energy,” will be presented by Wayne Barkhouse, assistant professor of physics and astrophysics. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the [...]

Astronomy public talk and observing session is April 19

Physics and Astrophysics will hold an Astronomy and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session at 8 p.m. Tuesday April 19, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, “General Relativity: A Simple Explanation,” will be presented by Matthew Brorby, Physics and Astrophysics. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope [...]

Astronomy talk and telescope observing session is set for Feb. 15

Physics and Astrophysics will be holding an astronomy and astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session at 8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 15, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk–”The Future of NASA?”–will be presented by the UND Frozen Fury Rocket Team. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting). [...]

Astronomy public talk and observing session is Oct. 19

Physics and Astrophysics will hold a public talk and telescope observing session at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, “The M-Asteroid Menagerie: Spectral and Mineralogical Diversity Among a Tholen Asteroid Taxonomic Class,” will be presented by Paul Hardersen, assistant professor of Space Studies at UND. Following the talk, attendees will be given the [...]

Astronomy talk and observing session is April 27

Physics and Astrophysics will be holding an astronomy and astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, April 27, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, “Anatomy of Black Holes,” will be presented by William Schwalm, Physics and Astrophysics, UND. Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night [...]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is set for April 23

Physics and Astrophysics will hold a colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, in 211 Witmer Hall. The colloquium, titled “Clusters at High Redshift: the Red Sequence Cluster Surveys” will be presented by Erica Ellingson, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. [...]