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Dr. Ananda Shastri and Dr. Linda Winkler presented at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers meeting

Posted on April 30, 2015

Dr. Ananda Shastri and Dr. Linda Winkler, both of the MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy, recently presented at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers meeting held April 25 at St. Cloud State University. Dr. Shastri presented “A versatile lab for teaching the physics of reed instruments using soda straws”; Dr. Winkler presented “Resources for teaching about sustainable energy”.

Five new members inducted into ΣΠΣ (Sigma Pi Sigma)

Posted on April 27, 2015

The Department of Physics and Astronomy inducted five new members into ΣΠΣ (Sigma Pi Sigma), the National Physics Honor Society. Sigma Pi Sigma chapters are restricted to colleges and universities of recognized standing that offer a strong physics major. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series continues today

Posted on April 10, 2015

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Inspiring the Future ENGINEERS with STEM
&
Bernoulli’s Principle- Fluids, the Air, and…. the
Throat
Friday, April 10 | 3:00 pm | HA 325
Abel Tilahun & Kyle Hurley

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Earth Month Challenge

Posted on April 10, 2015

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has an Earth Month Challenge. Read the rest of this entry →

Annual Physics Show April 11

Posted on March 12, 2015

The annual physics show will be on April 11th from 3pm-4:30pm. Please come and join us and enjoy the show! Read the rest of this entry →

“It’s My Job: MSUM planetarium coordinator says her job is a little like being ‘Master of the Universe'”

Posted on February 23, 2015

Professor in Department of Physics and Astronomy a co-author on two recently published papers

Posted on February 11, 2015

Matt Craig, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, is a co-author on two recently published papers. One, in the Proceedings of the 125th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, is entitled “Writing and Assessing Student Learning Objectives: Tips, Techniques, and What Our Community Needs.” Read the rest of this entry →

“Shedding Light on Dark Matter using Cryogenic Detectors” presentation today

Posted on February 06, 2015

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

Shedding Light on Dark Matter using Cryogenic Detectors Read the rest of this entry →

Two physics students win awards for presentations at Sigma Xi

Posted on November 24, 2014

Physics major Iwnetim Abatate and chem major/physics minor Loza Tadesse each presented a poster on work research they did over the summer. The posters were presented at the annual Sigma Xi International Research Conference, held Nov 7-8, 2014 in GLendale, AZ. Read the rest of this entry →

“A few things great and small” this Friday

Posted on November 20, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Series Presents:
A few things great and small
Speakers: Aschalew Chamiso and Brandon Crowe
Time/location: Fri, Nov 21, 3PM in HA325
Abstract: Join us this week in seminar for two student presentations. The first will present a planned experiment to use the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s atomic force microscope (AFM) to image human blood cells. The second all provide an overview of black holes.

Light tricks and gravity treats today

Posted on October 31, 2014

MSUM Physics/Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Speakers: Nicholas Hensley, Nicholas Johnson, Elias Holte
Join us as several physics majors present short talks on a range of topics, including interference, diffraction, gravity boosts and more!

Friday, October 31
3:00pm
325 Hagen Hall

From floating CDs to acoustics: Student presentations in seminar

Posted on October 16, 2014

Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series presents:

Friday, October 17
3:00pm
325 Hagen Hall

Speakers: Tyle Meehleib, Adam Hanson, Zachary Deschene, Jared Saunders

Summary: Students will present short talks this week on topics that include summer internships, CDs that glide frictionlessly across a table, medical applications of 3D printing and acoustical testing.

Free Eclipse Viewing at MSUM

Posted on October 15, 2014

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Department of Physics and Astronomy, in cooperation with the F-M Astronomy Club, will be providing an opportunity for the public to safely view a solar eclipse on the afternoon of October 23.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and sun. On October 23, the moon will start passing in front of the sun (as seen from Moorhead) around 4:15 pm, blocking a maximum of about half of the Sun at 5:30pm, with the eclipse continuing through sunset at 6:26pm.  Read the rest of this entry →

Career Opportunities in the Motion Control Industry today

Posted on October 10, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Career Opportunities in the Motion Control Industry

By: Richard Lukanen, Jr., Principal Engineer of Research and Development at Douglas Machine, Inc., Alexandria, MN

Friday, October 10
3:00pm-4:00pm
325 Hagen Hall Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Astronomy Night Oct. 3

Posted on September 29, 2014

An Astronomy Night will be held Friday, October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Astronomy Night takes the form of what astronomers call a “star party.” Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club and the MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy will have telescopes set up to offer guided tours of the night sky.

Astronomy Nights are sponsored by the Regional Science Center, the MSUM Physics and Astronomy Department and the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club.

The Regional Science Center’s Buffalo River Site is located 14 miles east of Moorhead on U.S. Highway 10.

Four Student Presentations during Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series

Posted on September 25, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

Four Student Presentations

Friday, September 26
3 p.m.
HA325
Open to the Public Read the rest of this entry →

Art for the Sciences today at 3 p.m.

Posted on September 19, 2014

Join the Department of Physics and Astronomy for its weekly seminar today (Fri, Sep 19) at 3PM in the Planetarium, BR 167. The talk this week is by Bruce Flaig, a professional nature photographer who is an alumnus of MSUM. The summary of his talk is: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents Bruce Flaig, professional photographer

Posted on September 17, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

By: Bruce Flaig, professional photographer
Friday, September 19
3:00pm
MSUM Planetarium – Bridges 167 Read the rest of this entry →

Summer Research Experiences by MSUM physics students presented today at 3 p.m.

Posted on September 12, 2014

MSUM Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

Summer Research Experiences by MSUM Students: Laura Herzog, Kyle Salk and Loza Tadesse

Three MSUM Physics students talk about their summer jobs doing physics-related research at other Universities for both fun and profit.

Friday, September 12 at 3pm in Hagen Hall 325

“Physics in unexpected places: the soda straw clarinet”

Posted on September 04, 2014

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:
Physics in unexpected places: the soda straw clarinet

By MSUM Professor, Dr. Ananda Shastri
Friday, September 5
3:00pm
Hagen 325 Read the rest of this entry →

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