This week we speak with Professor Art Ramirez about Condensed Matter Physics (CMP). It can be confusing to understand the subdivision under the umbrella of physics, this meeting works to demystify the work being conducted.
This week we had the pleasure of hosting some of our very own undergraduate researchers to share their experiences on the topic. Three speakers talked about their path into research positions as well as the work currently being done. By talking about their own struggles, students can work to demystify the research landscape. Each ofContinue reading “SPS Symposium”
This week we sit down with three UCSC Physics faculty to talk about the work currently underway in each of their labs. We had the pleasure of sitting down to hear from David Smith, David Lederman and Tesla Jeltema. Each presented in this order and shared slides that are easily accessible below. We hope thatContinue reading “Faculty Panel”
This week was a hands on meeting meant to help students on their journey to applying for REUs(Research Experiences for Undergraduates). The task of writing an application and sending it off for someone else to review can feel extremely daunting. So frightening in fact that some students put off the process of applying until itsContinue reading “REU Workshop”
It can be extremely intimidating to get started in research at the undergraduate level. Know that you’re not alone in your feelings of inadequacy while daring to think about research, The truth is that anyone can do research and the fears we have about joining a group are always more detrimental than real. Professor RajaContinue reading “What’s an REU?”
Everyone knows they should study, but it gets lost in time. Come study with us as long as you want with free coffee and tea provided. And if you’re lucky there just might be some free Yerba Mates for those who need a kick while studying. The following classes will also have a small reviewContinue reading “Study Session”
This Friday, March 6th, we’ll be having a completely free movie night. We’ll be turning Thimman 003, yes a lecture hall, into our very own private theater. So come one come all and enjoy some good snacks as we all watch Interstellar together. Famously, the one movie that is sure to bring even the hardestContinue reading “Interstellar Movie Night”
On Friday, April 12th 2019 a few brave students stood upon a very cold field to enjoy a beauty night sky. As physicists we all, at one time or another, wondered what lied above the clouds. Despite the cold sea breeze and less than ideal light conditions, members where able to enjoy the sights alongContinue reading “Stargazing Night 2019”
Science, particularly physics, affects us all. The phenomenal effects of gravity do not stop working when we leave our campus. Neither should our imagination and that’s why we work with our local community to inspire others to join in observing our world through a physics lens.
Ever looked around your room and thought, “Hm, you know this would be a lot easier with snacks. Or other physics students. Or both!.” Then have we got the place for you! *insert introduction trumpet sound* Thimann Labs 103A!