The Saturday Morning Physics program introduces local students and community members to current topics in the physical sciences, presented by scientists active in research. We seek to educate, entertain, and inspire. We offer this program as a community service free to the participants; it is completely funded by Florida State University. Over the years, thousands of students of all ages have enjoyed this program, learning and benefiting from the opportunity to interact directly with working scientists.
Fall 2017 Schedule
Except during the week of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), each of the sessions will be held in Room 101 (the large lecture hall) in the Richards Undergraduate Physics Laboratory on FSU's Campus (map here). All presentations will begin at 9:30 am and end between 11 am and 11:15 am. There will be a 20-minute intermission with free pastries and juice. There are nearby road closures on Antarctic Way and Chieftan Way, so you may plan ahead.
|9/23/2017||Astronomy in the New Millennium
Every day brings a new discovery in astronomy. Sample the greatest! A free FSU planetarium show is included.
|Prof Kevin Huffenberger||Prof David Collins|
|9/30/2017||Science and Technology of Magnets (at Maglab)
Learn about magnet research and future applications in our society.
During this week, participants must go to the Magnet Lab at 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive Tallahassee, FL 32310. Due to space limitations, the Magnet Lab session will be split in two. Attendees arriving before 9:30 am will join the first session, while others will join a 10:15 am session. Magnet Lab tours will be organized and
|Prof Gregory Boebinger||Prof Laura Greene|
|10/7/2017||Discoveries in Particle Physics
Learn of the discoveries that informed our understanding of the fundamental forces of nature, and what the future may hold!
|Prof Takemichi Okui||Prof Ted Kolberg|
|10/14/2017||Supernova and Nuclear Astrophysics
Discover how exploding stars made us all.
Prof Sergio Almaraz-Calderon
Prof Jeremiah Murphy
|10/21/2017||Physics on the Web
The web is a fantastic place to explore physics. Find out why and where.
|Prof Vladimir Dobrosavljevic|
|10/28/2017||Physics of Waves
Catch the wave with these spectacular demonstrations of the physics of waves.
|Prof Christianne Beekman||Prof Sean Dobbs|
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Professor Kevin Huffenberger
Saturday Morning Physics Committee Chair
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350