Physics Colloquium - Fall 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • "Solar Eclipse 2017"
  • Dr. George Japaridze, Clark Atlanta University
    • On August 21st, a Solar eclipse (with a magnitude of 97), a spectacular astronomical phenomenon of a satellite totally shielding the star, will occur in Atlanta. From Newport, Oregon to McClellanville, South Carolina, this total eclipse (magnitude 100) will plunge parts of 12 states into darkness lasting up to nearly three minutes. I will describe the solar eclipse, discuss physics studied at eclipses, such as corona measurements, and review the starlight bending which confirms Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, which was observed in the famous 1919 solar eclipse expeditions at Sobral and Principe.
    • BIO: Dr. George Japaridze received his Ph.D in Elementary Particle Physics (Theory) from the Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, USSR (nowadays Russia). He worked at Institute for High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia. After moving to the US he began to work in Clark Atlanta University as a research scientist where he has worked ever since. His research lies in fields of elementary particle physics, non Hermitian quantum mechanics and quantum field theory; has about 80 scientific publications. He represents Clark Atlanta University in an International Scientific Experiment “IceCube” a neutrino telescope situated on the South Geographical Pole (icecube.wisc.edu) and in the Center for Bright Beams, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (cbb.cornell.edu).
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm ⋅ Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, A 215 (Marietta Campus)
  • Check out the upcoming event: Solar Eclipse 2017 at KSU

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • “Physics of Solar Eclipse 2017”
  • Dr. George Japaridze, Department of Physics, Clark Atlanta University
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm ⋅ Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, A 216 (Marietta Campus)

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • “Optical Imaging - from Ghost Imaging to Talbot Self-Imaging”
  • Dr. Jianming Wen, Department of Physics, Kennesaw State University
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm ⋅ Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, A 216 (Marietta Campus)

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • "Controlling Molecules with Lasers"
  • Dr. Kisra Egodapitiya, School of chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm ⋅ Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, A 216 (Marietta Campus)

Friday, November 10, 2017

  • "TBA"
  • Dr. Marco Guzzi, Department of Physics, Kennesaw State University
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm ⋅ Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, A 216 (Marietta Campus)
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