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New Instruments and Astronomical Discoveries

Dr. Paul Rybski, Department of Physics, will talk about “New Instruments and Astronomical Discoveries: Creating an astronomical life” at 8pm on Fri., May 5, in Upham 140. It’s the final Spring 2017 lecture in the Whitewater Observatory Lecture Series. A … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 27, 2016

John Coltrane combined physics and geometry with music over 50 years ago and now Stephon Alexander is doing the same with physics and jazz. Continue reading

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Choosing and Using an Amateur Telescope

Dr. Paul Rybski, UW-Whitewater Dept. of Physics, will talk about Choosing and Using an Amateur Telescope: So Many Choices, So Little Time! on Fri., Nov. 4, at 8pm in Upham 140. It’s the first installment of the Fall 2015 Whitewater … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter” on October 4th Continue reading

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Where in the Universe is the Milky Way’s Mass??

Dr. Robert Benjamin, Chair of the Physics Dept., will talk about “Where in the Universe is the Milky Way’s Mass?” at 8pm on Fri., Dec. 4, in Upham 140. It’s the 6th and final lecture in the Fall 2015 Whitewater … Continue reading

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Gödel, Escher, Bach

Douglas Hofstadter, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, will talk about “Gödel, Escher, Bach: 36 years later” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the UC’s Summers Auditorium. He’ll discuss his perception of how things … Continue reading

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Science in television and movies

The UWW Chem Club is sponsoring a free live webinar “Chemistry on the Silver Screen” on Tues., Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in Upham room 140. The webinar will feature science advisors to Breaking Bad and other entertainment like the … Continue reading

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Will Life on Earth Survive Deneb’s Supernova?

Dr. Robert Benjamin, UWW Dept. of Physics, will talk about “Will Life on Earth Survive Deneb’s Supernova?” on Fri, Nov 1, at 8pm (Upham 140). It’s the third lecture in the 2013-2014 Whitewater Observatory Lecture Series! A viewing session at … Continue reading

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Mayan Prophecy & Calendar talk Oct 4

Dr. Joanne Burkholder, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Paul Rybski, Dept. of Physics, will give a one-hour talk about “The Mayan Prophecy and the Mayan Calendar: The Anthropological and Astronomical Facts” on Fri., Oct. 4, at … Continue reading

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How old is the Universe? Dec. 7

A talk called “How old is the Universe and how do we know it?” will be presented by Peter Timbie, professor of physics at UW-Madison, on Fri., Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Upham 140. It’s the last entry in … Continue reading

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