Welcome to the Society of Physics Students, CSUN chapter
We are looking forward to an exciting new start this Fall 2010 semester. SPS hopes to see many new faces around the halls of Live Oak and Eucalyptus, and most of all, in LO1105.
The physics department will be hosting a freshmen orientation on Thursday, July 28th, and we encourage new undergrads to meet as many people and ask as many questions as possible. The road ahead will be hard, but ultimately rewarding. Please take advantage of the help we have to offer.
Looking forward to seeing many new people there.
- Society of Physics Students, CSUN chapter
Novel Nobel News
Exciting news in physics at the moment with the announcement of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for Physics going to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for their work with graphene.
Read the full article here: NY Times article
What is especially exciting about this is the fact that our very own Dr. Henk Postma is working on graphene related research right here at CSUN.
See his website for more information: Dr. Postma's website
In his later years, Einstein often claimed that he had obtained the field equations of general relativity by choosing the mathematically most natural candidate. His writings during the period in which he developed general relativity tell a different story.
Some of nature’s rhymes—the appearance of similar structures in different areas of physics—underlie the way that string theory potentially unifies gravity with the other forces of nature and eliminates the ultraviolet divergences that plague quantum gravity.
SPS Movie Nights
Time and location: 8:00pm in the Bianchi Planetarium
(north of the science buildings, across from the Student Union.)
Next movie: TBD (Fall 2011)