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Commons - Physics
Craig Stephan and Dick Chase will be co-hosting a "Physics Commons" immediately following the UM "Saturday Morning Physics" and other U-M and non-U-M lectures. These Commons events will be a chance to meet other attendees to informally discuss and raise questions about the talks. The Physics Commons will open for discussion 15 or 30 minutes after the preceding lecture: Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503 Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503 Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 The upcoming UM talks are on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:00 (1-hour lecture, 1/2 hour Q&A): Oct. 17: Julie Young, UM Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Professor, on "Smart Maritime Propulsion and Energy Harvesting Concepts". See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zey20C9_c1M Some of the topics covered in this talk include, how can we design smart marine propulsion and energy harvesting devices to keep our oceans blue? What are the interesting physics fundamentals that govern how bodies move in water? How can we take advantage of advances in materials, manufacturing, sensing and control? Nov. 4: Catherine Beauchemin, Professor of Physics at Ryerson University, on A Physicist's Adventures in Virology on Wednesday, November 4th at 7 pm. See: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/physicists-adventures-virology-catherine-beauchemin-live-webcast The Commons will commence 15 minutes after the Q&A ends. The lectures are webcast live on the Perimeter Public Lectures web site and can also be viewed on Perimeter’s YouTube channel. See: https://insidetheperimeter.ca/discover/public-lectures/ and https://www.youtube.com/PIOutreach In this public lecture webcast, Beauchemin will highlight some of the issues that have eroded trust in health research, presenting examples from influenza and COVID-19. She will show why she believes many of these issues have their root in the fact that hypotheses in health research are formulated as words rather than mathematical expressions — and why a dose of physics may be just the prescription we need. Nov. 14: Alec Thomas, UM NERS and Physics Professor, on "The Light Fantastic". See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGJg-eJF61c Since the invention of Chirped Pulse Amplification (Strickland and Mourou, Physics Nobel 2018), lasers have become increasingly powerful by squeezing energy into inconceivably short pulses. The pulses of intense light produced by these lasers, such as the new ZEUS facility being constructed at U-M, can generate precision beams of high energy particles for new technologies, produce the conditions of extreme astrophysical environments in the laboratory and create matter from (almost) nothing. See https://lsa.umich.edu/physics/news-events/saturday-morning-physics.html for details and joining instructions.
Event Type : Social Interaction      
Category : OLLI Commons
Date(s) : 10/17/2020 - 11/14/2020
Day of Week : Saturday
Time : 12:30 pm
Location : Online
    Zoom Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503, Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799
Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Fee : $0.00 (Free and open to the public)
Event Status : COMPLETED