A special Event
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.
All physics majors, minors, and graduates students, faculty and staff, and friends and family of graduates are invited to our annual physics department Evening of Reflection!
Please plan to attend our celebration. Friends and family may attend via zoom.
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!
Our 2020 Evening of Reflection will be Sundasy May 3rd, 2020 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
We will reflect as a department on the year, honor our graduates, instate new SPS officers, and induct new members into Sigma Pi Sigma.
If you have any questions, or need the link, please contact Dr. Jonathan Wrubel
THE HAUNTED PHYSICS 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.
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!
Sam Ruiz (SPS president)