We kicked off the Fall semester with our annual Physnic cook-out, which was hosted by the Society of Physics Students on Saturday September 20th from noon to 2 p.m. at Elmwood park. We had a great time with tons of delicious food and beautiful weather.
We were honored to have the company of Clifford J. (Cliff) Sturek (Class of 1964) with his wife Dorothy (Dottie), and George B. Van Haven (Class of 1960). Both received Bachelor of Science degrees, majoring in mathematics and minoring in physics.
Physics graduate student Barak Gruberg was one of 11 students selected for an exchange program high energy nuclear physics research in Italy this summer. He will be working in Turin. This opportunity is jointly funded by the US Department of Energy and the Istituto Nazionale de Fisica Nucleare (INFN).
This spring, the Creighton University Society of Physics Students (CUSPS) will sponsor Physics Field Day, a day of activities and excitement for high school students. The theme of the 2013 Physics Field Day is "The Physics of Everyday Objects." The day is filled with competitions that require understanding and application of basic physical principles. We in the CUSPS believe that physics can be enjoyed in a hands-on, competitive spirit. There is an event for everyone!
The PHYSNIC onSATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st @ NOON! As the name suggests, this event is a physics picnic, where the entire physics department including faculty go to ELMWOOD PARK (66th and Elmwood Park RD.) eat food, socialize and play games!
If you need a ride to the physnic, or if you are willing to drive other students that do, there is a sign up sheet on the door of HLSB G55.
Physics students, faculty and staff enjoyed a farewell lunch for Christian Meyer in the Old Market. Christian's next adventure will be at the NIH, where he will be working as an intern.
Matt Armbruster, graduate student and senior member of the Computational Molecular Biophysics research group, was awarded a very competitive full scholarship to attend the 2013 Open Science Grid User School and XSEDE13 Conference. Fabulous opportunity to get trained into the forefront of high performance computing techniques and technologies. Great, Matt!