Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Colloquium Speaker List
(Location S276 and the time 3:00-3:50 pm)
Wednesday’s colloquium info for 4/11/18 – Speaker: Curt Foltz
Title: Real Pool-ball Collisions, on Felt
Abstract: Collisions between billiard (pool) balls are the standard textbook example for perfectly elastic collisions … but we all know that nothing real is perfect. This talk will show the 1st-order textbook approximation, then cover all of the 2nd-order “imperfections” and how they impact the eventual ball motions. Specific deviations for speed and direction will be calculated for practical (realistic) cue-ball hits in Head-on, Angle-shot, and Sharp-cut scenarios. A few 3rd-order effects will also be mentioned.
SPS Fundraiser – T-Shirt and Sweatshirt Sale!!
Distinguished Traveling Lecturer (Dates and Times TBD)
The Marshall University Physics department is proud to announce that they have been awarded the opportunity to host Dr. Christopher Monroe as a Distinguished Traveling Lecturer (see his website: http://iontrap.umd.edu/, quantum information). This will be co-sponsored by the American Physical Society and the MU Physics Department. This will be a 2-day visit with public talks and student round-table discussions. All times for this 2-day event have yet to be determine, but will be announced on this site as soon as they are determined.