Upcoming Events

Over the next few months, the department is hosting or will be involved with a number of exciting events and conferences.


Martin Luther King Week

January 18 - 22, 2010
Diversity – The New Frontier in Science
Keeping the Dream Alive

The 26th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration will be cosponsored by the College of Science and the Office for Equity & Diversity. The week’s events will focus on the challenge of fostering diverse participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Events include a rally, march, speakers, panel discussions, cultural events, and science demonstrations. Keynote Address by Dr. Robert P. Moses, Civil Rights leader and founder of The Algebra Project. Further details will be posted online in the coming weeks.
For more information visit www.science.utah.edu & www.diversity.utah.edu

BOSS Collaboration

March 8 - 10, 2010
Prof. Adam Bolton

The Department will host the first dedicated collaboration meeting for the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) in Salt Lake City. BOSS is one of the four component surveys of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 3 (SDSS3) collaboration, which the Department has joined as part of its astronomy initiative. Over the next 5 years, the BOSS project will use the 2.5-meter SDSS telescope in Apache Point, NM to construct the largest-ever three-dimensional map of galaxies in the universe. The March meeting will be the first opportunity for all project collaborators to meet and work together following the commissioning of the BOSS instrument during Fall 2009.
For more information visit www.physics.utah.edu/boss

SnowPAC & SnowCluster 2010 Conference

March 23 - April 2, 2010
Prof. Frank Van Den Bosch

In its 2nd year, the annual SnowPAC winter workshop, in conjunction with the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will incorporate the specialized SnowCluster workshop. SnowPAC will cover current topics in Astrophysics & Cosmology, and SnowCluster will cover physics of galaxy clusters and the latest in X-ray and SZ observations. SnowPAC 2010 will be held March 23-28, 2010 SnowCluster will be March 28 - April 2, 2010
For more information visit www.physics.utah.edu/snowpac

Commencement, Convocation & Graduation

May 7, 2010
University Commencement Activities
Huntsman Center - 9:00am
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Graduation Reception
James Fletcher Building - 11:00am
College of Science Convocation
Kingsbury Hall - 1:30pm