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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.
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Dr. Jack Gabel

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.

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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!

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2019 Haunted Lab




Operated by the

Creighton University Society of Physics Students


Tues., Wed., and Thurs. - October 22, 23, 24

Rigge Science Building – Room L10


Free and open to the Public

Visit anytime from 5:00 to 8:30 PM

(Doors close at 8:00 PM)


The Haunted Lab is a magical experience for visitors of all ages. Confront fantastic phenomena in a Halloween setting.  Experience electrical and optical wizardry, enjoy a laser light show, bring a “dead bat” back to life, and if you are brave, enter the chamber of the body-less physics dept. head!   It lives in a box!   It talks!   It's alive!! 

Off-campus visitors can use the parking lot between Burt and Cuming Streets.  Enter the lot at the 25th Ave traffic light on Cuming. The gate is open after 4:30 PM. Walk across Burt, take the steps up to and enter the Hixson-Lied Science Building. Signs inside will lead you to the connected Rigge Science Building and the Haunted Physics Lab. 

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2019 Physics Field Day

2019 High School Physics Field Day
"Forms of Energy"

Hosted by the Creighton University Society of Physics Students
Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Creighton University, Hixson Lied Science Building
8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Breakfast starts at 7 a.m.

The Society of Physics Students at Creighton University is excited to invite you and your students to Creighton’s annual High School Physics Field Day! Field Day is a friendly competition and learning experience for local high schools. We will be hosting this year's Field Day on Saturday, April 6th and hope that you can join us!

Generally, schools send team(s) of about 4-5 students and a teacher to compete in a variety of events. Previous years’ events included a quiz bowl, building a catapult, laser aiming, dropping an egg multiple stories, and many others. This year’s theme is Forms of Energy and will have new, fun events! Details with the exact events will be released soon.
Registration is $15 per team, plus $3 per student, which includes both breakfast and lunch for students and faculty. Please RSVP using this form:

Schools may bring more than one team. Field Day will begin at 8 am and end by about 3 pm. Additionally, a continental breakfast will be served starting at 7 am. If you have any questions please let me know!
Thank you,
Sam Ruiz (SPS president)

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Sam Ruiz <samruiz@creighton.edu>

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