Special Events

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Physics Department Seminar 03-05-2010

 Development of fluorescent nuclear track detector technology for mixed radiation field dosimetry

Jeff Sykora

Landauer Inc.

Oklahoma State University, Department of Physics

Experiences in a Ph.D. program in physics are one of a kind, focused on but not limited to science. I will talk about my recent adventures transitioning from an undergraduate at Creighton to finishing Ph.D. work at Oklahoma State University. I will also discuss my research summarized below.
Location
HL G59
Date of Event
Contact info
Dr. Jack Gabel

2022 Evening of Reflection

All physics students, staff, faculty, family and friends are invited to join us for our annual Evening of Reflection.

We will induct new members into the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, celebrate our graduating students, and enjoy dinner together.

Sunday May 1, 4-6:30 p.m. in Lower St. John's Church

Location
Lower St. John's
Date of Event

2022 Physics Department Retreat

The annual physics department retreat took place on Friday April 8th from 5-8 p.m. in HLSB G04.

The theme of the retreat was "Lost in Space" and featured a rocket-building competition, dinner, a panel discussion with upper-division physics majors and graduates students, guest speaker Fr. Larry Gillick, and a student vs. faculty trivia game.

It was a fun time for everyone!

Location
HLSB G04
Date of Event

Catching neutrinos with ice at the end of the world

Special Department of Physics Seminar
Dr. Tianlu Yuan
Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) and the University of Wisconsin Madison

Abstract: Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles, making them uniquely difficult to detect and at the same time surprisingly useful probes of fundamental physics at the largest and smallest scales. To detect astrophysical neutrinos, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory transforms a cubic-kilometer of ice at the South Pole into a weak-force telescope. Since its completion a decade ago, IceCube has discovered the existence of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos, found the first evidence of the Glashow resonance, probed neutrino interactions at the highest energy scales and is beginning to unveil individual sources of neutrinos from outer space. In this talk, I will highlight these results, discuss the technical challenges involved, and provide an outlook for the future with IceCube-Gen2.

Location
HLSB 188
Date of Event
Contact info
jackgabel@creighton.edu

2021 Physics Department Retreat

The 2021 retreat was held both in-person in Hixson-Lied G04 and via zoom for those who could not attend in-person. Because of the pandemic our usual two-day retreat, was shortened to a 3-hour meeting.

We enjoyed an ice-breaker led by our SPS officers, an introduction by Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. and small and large-group discussions. Our subject was burnout and fatigue and featured a panel of physics department faculty.

We are looking forward to returning to a full retreat next year!

Location
HLSB G04
Date of Event

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