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10-03-2008 Physics Seminar - Joey Butterworth

Modeling Ultra Peripheral Collisions

Joey Butterworth

Physics Department, Creighton University

Through the use of Monte Carlo methods, we are able to simulate electromagnetic interactions of nuclei that traveling by one another--Also known as ultra peripheral collisions. This presentation will give a brief look into Monte Carlo methods and how they are applied to the simulation of ultra peripheral collisions.

Hixson Lied G59
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Dr. Patricia Soto

10-03-2008 Physics Seminar - Lauren Dwyer

The Nuclear Science Merit Badge

Lauren Dwyer

Physics Department, Creighton University

Each March, Creighton University hosts a workshop for local Boy Scouts to learn the uses, applications, and basics of nuclear science. As part of outreach efforts, a webpage has been created that serves as a comprehensive resource for the Nuclear Science Merit Badge for all scouts nationally. The webpage has several features that help a scout complete the badge.

Hixson Lied G59
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Dr. Patricia Soto

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. 

Creighton University Rigge Science Building L10
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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)

Hixson-Lied Science Building, Creighton University
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2019 Physics Department Retreat

Pictures from our 2019 Retreat can be found here!

All students, faculty, and staff in the physics department are encouraged to join us for the 2019 Physics Department Retreat at the Carol Joy Holling Camp. This year the theme of our retreat is Sustainability. Join us for fun and games starting on Thursday January 31st at 7:00 p.m. followed by our annual skit performed by our undergraduate students. Friday we will reflect on our personal and departmental sustainability as well as ways to make the department even better. We return to campus for an early sandwich dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday February 1st.

Carpooling will be organized by the Society of Physics Students. Contact SPS president Sam Ruiz for more information.

Please join us!

Carol Joy Holling Camp
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