SPS this Week

  • SPS will meet this week on Wednesday the 2 of November at 4:30 to 5:30 in Vanzoren 104. We will be having a Towers of Hanoi tournament.

Physics this Week

October 31 2000: Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station.

November 2 1885: Harlow Shapley, astronomer who discovered the Sun is not at the center of the galaxy, is born.

November 2 1929: Richard Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who proved the existence of quarks, is born.

November 2 1932: Melvin Schwartz, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for work on neutrinos, is born.

November 3 1973: NASA launches Mariner 10, which will become the first probe to reach Mercury.

November 4 1933: Sir Charles Kuen Kao is born. He was a Chinese-born physicist known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” and the “Godfather of Broadband”; he shared the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics.

November 5 1948: William Daniel Phillips, shared 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling, including his invention of the Zeeman slower technique for slowing the movement of gaseous atoms, is born.


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