Science Night Live with Braxton Osting

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m. - Science Night Live with Braxton Osting! "Honeycombs, Oranges, and Image Segmentation" at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT).

SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE

with Dr. Braxton Osting,
Assistant Professor of Math at the University of Utah

Honeycombs, Oranges, and Image Segmentation

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:30pm (Lecture begins at 6:00 pm)

Location: Keys on Main (242 South Main Street)
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Why do bees construct honeycombs using hexagons? What is the most efficient way to stack oranges at the supermarket? I’ll discuss these and some related beautiful geometrical questions and then talk about how these ideas can be applied to the important problem of image segmentation.

Science Night Live is free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Science Night Live lecture series.

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Women in Physics & Astronomy (WomPA) Social

Come hang out with us! Learn about science, make new friends, and get a free lunch!

WomPA Social Details

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: The Department of Physics & Astronomy Library - 212 JFB
RSVP by emailing Dr. Pearl Sandick at:

by Monday, January 25, 2016.

 

 

About WomPA

Women in Physics and Astronomy (WomPA) strives to foster a sense of community among women in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, encourage networking and mentoring across disciplines and career stages, educate ourselves and others about issues important to the advancement of women in STEM fields, and increase the visibility of women in physics and astronomy.

Visit the WomPA website to learn more.

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2015 Halloween Star Party


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Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

Come to the South Physics Observatory as we celebrate our annual Halloween Party! Come dressed as your favorite character.

Activities include:
- Ghost star viewing
- Alien planet viewing
- Monster galaxy viewing
- Free candy at each scope
- COSTUME CONTEST - We'll be giving away a copy of the book "The Martian" as one of the prizes!
- Planetary destruction games
- Shocking demos
..and MORE!

Event is free and open to the public.

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Science Night Live: Kyle Dawson


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The College of Science will present a "Science Night Live!" event next Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Keys on Main, 242 South Main St. (next to Sam Weller's bookstore). Invite a friend, make a date, and stop by after work!

Kyle Dawson, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the U, will discuss how astronomers at the U and across the world are "Mapping Cosmic History 1,000 Galaxies at a Time"

In the early moments following the Big Bang, a sea of particles and fields permeated the Universe. This sea was nearly uniform, with only the tiniest fluctuations toward higher or lower density. Over the course of 14 billion years, these tiny fluctuations grew into vast filaments of matter spanning hundreds of millions of years and littered with galaxies. The exact way in which those structures grow is dependent on the lightest of particles and the most expansive fields, most of which we do not understand. By studying the nearest and most distant of those galaxies, we can map the course of cosmic history and gain insight into the nature of the Universe. We are now building that atlas of the Universe with a telescope in New Mexico that was designed to observe millions of galaxies and quasars over a decade. In this talk, I will describe what we don't know about particles and fields and how we hope to use these new measurements to better understand our Universe.

You are welcome to mix-and-mingle from 5:30 to 7:00 at Keys on Main. A complete food menu and drink menu will be available. Join us for a stimulating discussion and social event!

Event is free and open to the public. Must be 21 or over. Call (801) 581-6958 for more info.

[Ride the UTA TRAX to the Gallivan Plaza stop. Or, there is limited street parking available on 200 South and 300 South that is free after 6:00 pm. Perhaps the easiest parking is in the Wells Fargo building lot, accessible from 300 South. See www.keysonmain.com.]

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Pluto Palooza: July 14 at 6pm

Come celebrate NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto!


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The Department of Physics & Astronomy will be showing the NASA TV live broadcast as Mission Operations receives the “phone home signal” from the New Horizons probe after its closest approach to Pluto.

Free event open to the public.

Location: Language and Communications Building (LNCO) Auditorium Room 1100, at the University of Utah
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Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Learn more about the local event here.
Learn more about the New Horizons probe from NASA's site.

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2015 Graduation Ceremony

From the Office of the Registrar

"The University of Utah commencement and convocation ceremonies are held annually at the conclusion of spring semester. Candidates for graduation in the summer 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015, or summer 2015 terms may attend. University Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Jon M Huntsman Center. This year's commencement speaker will be U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs and U alum Robert McDonald. Honorary degrees will be awarded to Anne Cullimore Decker, Henry B. Eyring, and Mark Fuller. For more information, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page.

Each college holds a convocation ceremony, where students are acknowledged individually by degree. For the date, time, and location of each convocation ceremony, please visit the College Convocations page.

Commencement and Convocation Ceremonies are open to the public and free to attend. No tickets or RSVP required. Those who are unable to attend commencement will be able to watch the live stream via the utah.edu website, or watch the rebroadcast on KUED Channel 7 on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:30pm."

Each college holds a convocation ceremony, where students are acknowledged individually by degree. For the College of Science Convocation Ceremony, this will take place at 6:00pm on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Kingsbury Hall. (Map)

The College of Science will hold a graduation reception. This will take place at 3:00pm on Friday May 8, 2015 at President's Circle.

To learn more, please visit the Commencement Ceremony page.

Graduation Events & Ceremonies

University of Utah
Commencement

Thurs., May 7, 2015
6:30pm
Jon M Huntsman Center
(Map)
College of Science
Graduation Reception

Fri., May 8, 2015
3:00pm
President's Circle
College of Science
Convocation Ceremony

Fri., May 8, 2015
6:00 pm
Kingsbury Hall
(Map)

 

Parking & Transportation
Campus parking lots may be used at no charge during commencement and convocation ceremonies. Please see our commencement parking map for parking locations as well as shuttle and TRAX stops. Additionally, since campus parking is limited, we encourage the use of UTA on these days. The use of UTA while on campus is free both days, but fare is still required for any off campus travel.

To learn more, please visit the Commencement Ceremony Parking & Transportation page.

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