Virginia Tech Department of Physics - Talks at the ΣΠΣ Induction Dinner

 

Talks at the Annual ΣΠΣ Induction Dinner

ΣΠΣ is the Honor Society of the SPS (Society of Physics Students).
New members are inducted at the Induction Dinner every April.
The current advisor for the Virginia Tech Chapter of ΣΠΣ is Prof. Mark Pitt.

Date & Location

Speaker & Title

Thursday, April 12, 2018
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Edwin Barnes

"The Quantum Information Age"

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Uwe Tauber

"Dinosaurs Meet Physics"

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Lara Anderson

“The Geometry of Nature: Particle physics, string theory and the search for new physics”

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. William Mather

“The World Inside Us”

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Giti Khodaparast

“From the Roman Lycurgus Cup to Modern Spectroscopy”

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Jonathan Link

“Neutrinos”

 

Thursday, April 12, 2012
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Nahum Arav

“The Age of Discovery”

 

Thursday, April 7, 2011
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Royce Zia

“Mathematics, Physics, and Mathematical Physics”

 

Thursday, April 8, 2010
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Michel Pleimling

“Flock of birds, cloud patterns, and all that - the physics of complex systems”

 

Thursday, April 9, 2009
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Leo Piilonen

“What is Science?”

 

Thursday, April 3, 2008
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. John Simonetti

“What's it All About?”

 

Thursday, April 12, 2007
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Djordje Minic

"Fundamental Physics in a Dark Age"

 

Thursday, April 20, 2006
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Tatsu Takeuchi

"The Physics of Color"

 

Thursday, April 21, 2005
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Uwe Täuber

"...It Ain't Necessarily So..." - Reality and Myth in Scientific Discovery

 

Thursday, April 22, 2004
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Beate Schmittmann

"Innumeracy"

 

Thursday, April 24, 2003
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Kathy Thornton (University of Virginia)

 

Click here for a bio of Prof. Thornton who is a former Space Shuttle Astronaut.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Djordje Minic

"One of the Greatest Puzzles in Physics"

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Tatsu Takeuchi

"Is there Harmony in Scale Invariance? Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Music"

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. John Simonetti

"The Ultimate Environmentalism"

 

Wednesday, April 7, 1999
Bogen's Restaurant
Prof. Royce Zia

"Differences that Make no Difference"

 

Virginia Tech Department of Physics - Talks at the ΣΠΣ Induction Dinner

 

Talks at the Annual ΣΠΣ Induction Dinner

ΣΠΣ is the Honor Society of the SPS (Society of Physics Students).
New members are inducted at the Induction Dinner every April.
The current advisor for the Virginia Tech Chapter of ΣΠΣ is Prof. Mark Pitt.

Date & Location

Speaker & Title

Thursday, April 13, 2017
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Uwe Tauber

"Dinosaurs Meet Physics"

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Lara Anderson

“The Geometry of Nature: Particle physics, string theory and the search for new physics”

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. William Mather

“The World Inside Us”

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Giti Khodaparast

“From the Roman Lycurgus Cup to Modern Spectroscopy”

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Jonathan Link

“Neutrinos”

 

Thursday, April 12, 2012
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Nahum Arav

“The Age of Discovery”

 

Thursday, April 7, 2011
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Royce Zia

“Mathematics, Physics, and Mathematical Physics”

 

Thursday, April 8, 2010
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Michel Pleimling

“Flock of birds, cloud patterns, and all that - the physics of complex systems”

 

Thursday, April 9, 2009
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Leo Piilonen

“What is Science?”

 

Thursday, April 3, 2008
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. John Simonetti

“What's it All About?”

 

Thursday, April 12, 2007
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Djordje Minic

"Fundamental Physics in a Dark Age"

 

Thursday, April 20, 2006
GLC Multipurpose Room
Prof. Tatsu Takeuchi

"The Physics of Color"

 

Thursday, April 21, 2005
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Uwe Täuber

"...It Ain't Necessarily So..." - Reality and Myth in Scientific Discovery

 

Thursday, April 22, 2004
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Beate Schmittmann

"Innumeracy"

 

Thursday, April 24, 2003
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Kathy Thornton (University of Virginia)

 

Click here for a bio of Prof. Thornton who is a former Space Shuttle Astronaut.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Djordje Minic

"One of the Greatest Puzzles in Physics"

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. Tatsu Takeuchi

"Is there Harmony in Scale Invariance? Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Music"

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Hunan King Restaurant
Prof. John Simonetti

"The Ultimate Environmentalism"

 

Wednesday, April 7, 1999
Bogen's Restaurant
Prof. Royce Zia

"Differences that Make no Difference"