The MSUM SPS hosts a regional meeting this weekend

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at Minnesota State University Moorhead is hosting the SPS Zone 11 meet-up over this weekend, March 1-2. The MSUM SPS chapter belongs to Zone 11, which encompasses 5 states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. The last zone meet-up was held at UW-River Falls on Oct. 29-30, 2010. The meeting will start […]

Physics and Astronomy research presented at European Materials Research Society meeting

Work done in the Department of Physics and Astronomy was presented at the 2012 European Materials Research Society meeting in Strasbourg, France. Physics students Pragalv Karki, Ravindra Regmi, Tom Mooney, and Andrew Larson worked with Dr. Ananda Shastri to analyze proton motion in the sodium thio-hydroxogermanate proton conductors. Understanding these materials may lead to better fuel cell performance. The results […]

Steve Lindaas attended the AAPT conference

Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, attended the summer AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) conference in Philadelphia from July 28 to August 1. He attended a workshop on “Using FPGAs in the Digital Lab” and gave an invited talk “Elementary Electronics: From Simple to Sophisticated Circuits” in the session on Labs at Many Levels. As vice-chair of the Committee on […]