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IOP Education
February 2, 2020

IOP Education

The radioactive dice experiment: why is the half-life slightly wrong? Arthur Murray and Ian Hart 2012 Phys. Educ. 47 197 The radioactive dice experiment is a commonly used classroom analogue to model the decay of radioactive nuclei. However, the value of the half-life obtained from this experiment differs significantly from that calculated for real nuclei…

Physics at Uni
January 30, 2020

Physics at Uni

Iowa Physics Competition The Physics Competition is a series of 5 competitive events for high school (Grades 9-12) students. The 2017 State Physics Competition will be held on with registration beginning at 8:30 am, events starting at 9:30 am, and the competition ending about noon. The bullets below will be links to the information provided when they become available…

Best Colleges for Astrophysics
January 15, 2020

Best Colleges for Astrophysics

Astrophysics is the study of physics and how it relates to the universe through the observation of interactions between galaxies, planets, stars and other celestial object. Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy and applies various sciences in its research. Degrees are available from associate s level to PhD, and entry level work typically requires at least a…

Cal State San Diego Majors
January 9, 2020

Cal State San Diego Majors

San Diego State University accepts freshman applications each year between October 1 and November 30 for admission the following fall. Get started by reviewing the admission criteria below, and then find out how to apply. Who is a Freshman? You can apply to SDSU as a first-time freshman if you have: not yet graduated high school, but are on track to graduate…

Best Physics in the world
January 3, 2020

Best Physics in the world

By Margaret Harris and Tushna Commissariat The year 2016 has not covered itself in glory. Divisive elections, various natural and human-made disasters and a depressingly long obituary roll of well-loved celebrities mean that for many residents of planet Earth, this solar orbit has been one to forget. But if, for a moment, we concentrate solely on the year in…

Major Tom sung in Space
December 31, 2019

Major Tom sung in Space

Viral video shows a Canadian astronaut singing David Bowie s Space Oddity from space Chris Hadfield has conquered space. Now he s conquering the Internet, too. A video of the Canadian astronaut singing David Bowie s Space Oddity from the International Space Station has been zipping around the Web at light speed since it was posted Sunday. The five-minute…

UW Physics
December 10, 2019

UW Physics

PHYS 324 Quantum Mechanics (4) NW First part of a two-quarter sequence. Introduction to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics: need for quantum theory, Schrodinger equation, operators, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom, identical particles, and the periodic table. Prerequisite: 2.0 in PHYS 225, PHYS 228. Offered: AS. View course details in MyPlan: PHYS 324 PHYS…

Universities for Astrophysics
November 13, 2019

Universities for Astrophysics

In 1985, The University of Arizona established an interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program to foster scientific and academic links amongst the Physics, Astronomy, and Planetary Sciences departments, as well as the Applied Mathematics program and the NOAO. This program administers a colloquium series, a matching grants program, and prizes for student…

What Careers Involve Physics?
October 20, 2019

What Careers Involve Physics?

Einstein s theory of relativity represents a pivotal moment in physics. Hemera Images Physics is the study of energy, such as gravity, motion, light or electricity, and matter. The study of physics applies to a variety of fields that require knowledge of energy and matter, such as engineering or medicine. Physics is included in many undergraduate degree programs…

I want to study Space
October 11, 2019

I want to study Space

This afternoon, students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The Study, a new space for students who want to focus on homework. An extension of the Student Success Center, The Study is located in the southwest corner of the JCA. It takes the place of the former Commuter Center Lounge, which has since relocated to The Den. “I’m so glad…

Largest Observatory in the world
September 20, 2019

Largest Observatory in the world

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada Ten Huge Telescopes on Earth Next-generation ground telescopes received priority designation from a long-awaited report by the National Academy of Sciences. They would join a host of existing ground telescopes and smaller space telescopes already peering at supernovas, galaxies and other distant objects in the starry skies. Three planned…

Space 150 Careers
August 22, 2019

Space 150 Careers

Venice, CA MISSION STATEMENT You have unlimited potential and the desire to live up to it. You are hungry to learn and take your skills to the next level. The fire inside of you to fly in the face of fear and destroy convention creates demand for yourself, our clients and space150. As a Junior Design Intern, you help develop breakthrough concepts and create visual…

Top Physics Undergraduate
August 4, 2019

Top Physics Undergraduate

Over a quarter of a million students take the GMAT every year, and no two have exactly the same background. However, we used GMAC data to show the highest and lowest mean GMAT scores by undergraduate major. The graph below shows the mean scores by major, ranging from a 608 (Physics) to a 486 (Statistics). Test-takers are asked to select their major among 42 listed…

Ground Control to Major Tom from Space
July 23, 2019

Ground Control to Major Tom from Space

A scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. 2001 Back in 2013, astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a cover of one of Bowie s most famous songs, Space Oddity,from aboard the International Space Station. The ISS was a fitting venue for a performance of the space-themed song, but there s a lot more behind Space Oddity than most people know. Space Oddity came out in…

What degree to study?
June 29, 2019

What degree to study?

In contrast “postgraduate” degrees, such as master’s or PhD programs, require students to have already completed a bachelor’s-level program. So how can you decide whether to apply for a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree? Here’s a roundup of some of the key differences: 1. Time In order to gain either qualification, you’ll need to complete a specified…

UCLA Physics rankings
June 17, 2019

UCLA Physics rankings

Select Doctoral as the degree objective and PHD Bioscience – Physics & Biology in Medicine as your academic program. On the following page, select Fall 2017 as the application term. On the Graduate Programs in Biosciences screen, select Physics and Biology in Medicine PhD as the academic program. Rank your interest in the research areas listed with…

Constellations Activity for kids
May 27, 2019

Constellations Activity for kids

By the end of this project, students should be able to: Connect the dots to form constellations from stars Compare their perspectives to the perspectives of other students and ancient peoples Recognize a few famous constellations, and know the myths behind them Look up and understand simple scientific data Create simple stories about their constellations (follow-up…

Wisconsin Physics
May 9, 2019

Wisconsin Physics

Physics and astronomy has long been a strong department at UW-Eau Claire, with a proven record as a top producer of physics bachelor’s degrees among comparable institutions. In addition, this department is among the national leaders in terms of the percentage of bachelor’s recipients who enter work in the STEM fields within one year of graduation. More importantly…

Ole Miss Physics Lab
April 24, 2019

Ole Miss Physics Lab

Laboratory experiments coordinated with lecture topics in Phys 211. 1 Credit Instruction Type(s) Lab: Laboratory for Phys 221 Astronomy and Physics $195.00 when booked for: Spring, Second Spring, May, Full Summer, First Summer, Second Summer, August 2015-16 Fall, First Fall, Second Fall, Winter, Spring, First Spring, Second Spring 2016-17 The policies and regulations…

Best Observatories
March 31, 2019

Best Observatories

The FixO3 project has recently published the “Handbook of best practices for open ocean fixed observatories”. It describes optimal ways for users to implement fixed stations in an open ocean region. Download the handbook for free. From the executive summary: “This handbook describes the principles of “Best Practices” in all phases of the system (predeployment…

UC Santa Cruz Masters programs
March 22, 2019

UC Santa Cruz Masters programs

The UCSC MA/Credential Program prepares future teachers to do the following: See students varying abilities, interests and perspectives as resources for learning and teaching. Engage their K-12 students with challenging curriculum in meaningful ways. Include innovative approaches to instructional practices, lessons design, and performance assessment. Engage…

Largest Observatory
March 13, 2019

Largest Observatory

Auger SSD AugerPrime Engineering array, SSD construction: attaching corrugated roof as the last step before deployment. &nbsp Catching the Fastest Particles in the Universe | Miguel Mostafá | TEDxPSU 2016 What are the most energetic particles in the Universe? Where are they coming from? And more importantly, who cares? Miguel Mostafa is an Associate Professor…

Major Space Events
February 14, 2019

Major Space Events

Mars Exploration Rovers, 2004-Present On January 3, 2004, the “Spirit” rover landed on Mars in Gusev crater, followed on January 25 by “Opportunity” reaching the Sinus Meridiani region, halfway around the planet from its twin. Since that time, both rovers have been operating on the Martian surface and returning stunning scientific findings that are restructuring…

Degrees in American
February 11, 2019

Degrees in American

A large for-profit university is trying an emerging form of competency-based education with the launch this month of four online bachelor’s degrees that ditch the credit-hour standard. Officials with the publicly traded American Public University System, which enrolls roughly 90, students, said the company isn’t chasing a fad with its foray into so-called direct…

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