MSUM Physics & Astronomy Series: Isobel Snellenberger, Madelyn Madsen & Dr. Matthew Craig

Friday, Oct. 25 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen 325 MSUM Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series Presents: Python pipeline to simultaneously extract exoplanet and variable star data from TESS ground-based follow-up observations Students: Isobel Snellenberger and Madelyn MadsenFaculty: Dr. Matthew Craig As part of continuing from preparation for collecting data as part of the TESS ground-based follow-up network, we have been […]

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Series: Physics of Climate Change

Friday, Feb. 3 | 3 p.m. | Hagen 325 Speaker: Dr. Matthew Craig The physics underlying climate change has been well understood for over 100 years. Measurements taken over that period clearly demonstrate that the temperature of the Earth is increasing and that the increase is largely driven by human-produced carbon dioxide. While data from the most recent IPCC report […]

Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents “How we (ab)use your math” tomorrow

While physics makes heavy use of mathematics compared to other disciplines, most of what a physicist does is closer to advanced arithmetic than pure mathematics. We frequently abuse mathematical concepts and teach our students to do the same in the interest of developing their physical intuition. Ironically, the most useful parts of mathematics are often the ones that students perceive […]