This Month in SPS

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This Week: April 12th Physics Elemental Battleship

Join us for game time to play the well known game Battleship … with a twist. Also, start preparing your armada to come vote for you for officer election next week.

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Next Week: April 19th Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream Party & Officer Elections

Come join us for the last SPS meeting of the year. We will be making ice-cream with liquid nitrogen. What else could you possibly want to do on a Wednesday afternoon? While you please your taste buds, you can also please your ears to the melodious tone of the various potential officer speeches.

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Last Week: April 24th Physics Finals Review Session

AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, FINALS!! PHYSICS!!!!! Let us help you prepare for your physics finals by supplying example problems, answering questions, and sustaining your caloric intake. Expect food, physics, and Jason.

Seminar: Dr. Clement Burns

Probing High Temperature Superconductors with X-rays

Friday, April 7 at 3 pm in VW 104

Clement Burns Ph.D., Western Michigan University

Superconducting materials display a variety of unusual phenomenon, including the ability to carry electrical currents without resistance and the expulsion of magnetic fields from their volume.  Many of these systems are well understood, but over the last couple of decades several new classes of exotic superconductors have been discovered which cannot be explained with current theory.  In this talk I will discuss recent work using a free electron laser x-ray source at the SLAC accelerator laboratory to study the high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O7-x. Electrons in these systems show a new type of charge order which competes with the superconductivity, and this charge ordering may play an important role in the properties of these materials.

GRE Session on Optics

During our usual meeting time this Wednesday, March 29 at 4pm, Dr. Remillard will be leading SPS through example problems on the GRE. If you are interested in attending graduate school, then this meeting will provide valuable information for this exam. We will be focusing on optics.

 

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