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Physics and Astronomy

A Journey Through the Soul of Theoretical Physics

Speaker: 
Giovanni Vignale
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri, Columbia
Event date: 
May 3, 2012 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Rowland Hall 101
Sponsored / Hosted by: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Intended Audience: 
General Public
Open to public: 
yes
Cost: 
Free

In this unorthodox journey through the austere landscapes of theoretical physics we encounter abstractions that are as exciting as any great work of poetry.  Poetry and physics are ways of experimenting with the truth, admittedly by different methods, both guided and sustained by a strong belief in the power of abstract form, and driven by a sense of urgency of the matter at hand.  Yet the greatest creativity arises when working within practical and formal constraints without being oppressed by them, and in physics this has led to the most astonishing imagery.

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy

Visitor Night at the UCI Observatory

Event date: 
December 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
Location: 
UCI Observatory
Sponsored / Hosted by: 
Physics and Astronomy
Intended Audience: 
All
Open to public: 
yes
Cost: 
Free

Come and see the Geminid Meteor Shower, see Jupiter, star clusters and nebulae with our telescopes, learn to locate your favorite constellation, tour the Observatory dome and see a slide show about the small bodies of our own Solar System.

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy

Visitor Night at the UCI Observatory

Event date: 
November 5, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
The Observatory at the University of California, Irvine
Sponsored / Hosted by: 
Physics and Astronomy
Open to public: 
yes
Cost: 
Free

Come to the UCI Observatory and use our telescopes to explore crates on the Moon and see Jupiter, the globular cluster M15 and other star clusters. Learn how to use a night sky map to locate your favorite constellations. Listen to a lecture entitled "Large-Scale Surveys of the Universe: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Beyond" by Dr. Kevork Abazajian. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey was the largest optical survey of galaxies in our universe and it found 3-dimensional positions of approximately one million galaxies.

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy

Zhihong Lin

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Position: 
Professor
Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Information
4176 Frederick Reines Hall
(949) 824-2717
zhihongl@uci.edu

Zhenyue Zhu

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Information
310N Rowland Hall
(949) 824-6360
zhenyuez@uci.edu

Zhixuan Wang

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Information
4155B Frederick Reines Hall
(949) 824-2996
zhixuanw@uci.edu

Zuzanna S. Siwy

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Position: 
Professor
Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Information
210G Rowland Hall
(949) 824-8290
zsiwy@uci.edu

Zachary Fisk

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Position: 
Professor
Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Information
zfisk@uci.edu

Yu-jin Chen

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy

Zheng Duan

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Information
4155B Frederick Reines Hall
(949) 824-2996
zduan@uci.edu