Events for Fall 2014

Events for this quarter;

Women in physics dinner; with Dr. Mogge.  Wednesday November 12.  For more info contact SPS

Griffith field trip; November 14… meet at physics club room 8-209   6:00pm.  For more info contact SPS

Movie Night; every Wednesday at 7pm, 3-2011.  Check with SPS on showing schedule

Club meets every other Thursday. Thursday 30, 2014 is a club meeting. Room 8-209

Please come by the Clubroom anytime if you have any questions or would like to meet new people! (8-209)

Live long and prosper

Upcoming SPS Events!

Hello Everyone!

We are having a club meeting this Thursday February 21st in room 209, which we will be discussing exciting events coming up.

One of the events coming up is Broom Ball, with KME and CSS. Broom ball is a sport where everybody goes to an ice rink and plays hockey with broomsticks and a ball (no ice skates).
The night of broom ball is Friday night, technically Saturday morning at 12:00 am. Broom ball will be 10 dollars per person, you can carpool with the club at 12:00 am or show up at the rink with your money.
We will also be having Science cafe on March 8th at 7:00 pm at Applebees on Grand. Science Cafe is an event where a guest speaker and students discuss science over food and drink. Our speaker will be Dr. Mallinckrodt and he will be discussing black holes.
The first weekend of Spring break the physics club will be going to Joshua Tree for our annual camping trip. The deadline to sign up for the trip is March 1st either in the club room or on Facebook.
Movie Nights will be on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Before the meeting the Physics department will be having a research open house where you will be able to see what all the professors are working on in their labs.

Hope to see you all at the meeting.
Thank You
Secretary Marc Pearson

Seminar Thursdays

Cal Poly Pomona
Physics and Astronomy Seminar
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

 

Glenn Boreman

Physics and Optical Science Dept.,

UNC, Charlotte

Graduate Research Opportunities in Optics at UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an interdisciplinary PhD program in optical science and engineering, which is administered by the department of physics and optical science. We have a variety of ongoing research topics spanning the range from fundamental optical science to optical fabrication and metrology.  An overview of the optics faculty and their specific research interests will be presented, along with a discussion of some of the unique optics facilities at UNC Charlotte.  Information will be presented regarding the application process and financial support.

Prof. Glenn Boreman is the chair of the Physics and Optical Science Dept. at UNC Charlotte since 2011.

He was on the faculty of the University of Central Florida/CREOL for 27 years.  He holds degrees in optics from Rochester and Arizona.

10:50 a.m. Refreshments
11:00 a.m. Lecture

Building 8 (Science Bldg.) – Room 241

For further information, please call (909) 869-4014

Tuesday, October 2, the Physics faculty is welcoming you back for fall by hosting a potluck (professors provide the food!) from 11:30am to 1:00pm in 4-1-314.  Hope to see you there!

 

Tuesday, October 4, SPS is holding their first general meeting at 12:00 pm in Room 8-209b.  Movie Night will also be hosted on Thursday, but is expected to start around 7:00 pm in Room 3-2011.

2012 Commencement Ceremony


Students, remember that this Sunday, June 10th @ 4PM, the college of science will be having their commencement ceremony. Come watch your peers and friends receive their diplomas for their years of hard work and cheer them on as they walk across the stage toward their brighter futures. Many of us will be attending so be sure to come early and grab some front row seats.

End-of-the-Year BBQ

An End-of-the-Year BBQ will be catered by the Society of Hispanic Scientists and Engineers on the lawn outside of Building 8 on Thursday, May 31.  This BBQ will last from 11:30am to 1:00pm, with Vegetarian options available.  Please let your fellow classmates know, this event is free for students!

Enjoy your last week of academics and Good Luck on your Finals!

5/17 Meeting & Spring trip to Griffith Observatory

This Thursday(5/17) the club will be having a meeting at noon in room 8-209. We will be discussing the remaining events for the year and specially the trip to the Griffith Park Observatory. We will need people to volunteer to drive for the trip so if you can drive, be sure one of our eboard officers knows about it. We will be meeting in the physics club room at 5pm and will be taking off at 5:30pm. We will be walking around the observatory for a few hours and watching a show at the planetarium. After the observatory, we will be going out to dinner at a place of popular vote. Be sure to go and see next year’s eboard and new club members!

Super Smash Brothers Tournament

Members, this Wednesday, May 16th the club will instead be hosting a Super Smash Bros.(N64) tournament instead of the usual movie night. It will be a tournament with everyone competing to see who’s best. First place gets the pleasure of knowing they’re the best of the gamers in the physics club. The tournament will be at the usual movie night time 6:30-11pm. Bring your best gaming fingers and good luck!

May 4th Public Lecture!


CPP SPS members,
Thursday, May 3rd Dr. Hui Cao will be arriving at Cal Poly Pomona and will be giving this week’s Physics and Astronomy Department’s weekly seminar on her research of photonic nanostructures of random morphology and how light can be trapped in such structures to make random lasers. The seminar will begin at 4PM and will be in Bldg 4-314.

Friday, May 4th Dr. Hui Cao will be giving a public lecture at the BSC-Andromeda at 6:30PM-7:30PM. The lecture will be on the topic of biomimetics, i.e. optical devices and materials inspired by biology. This includes drawing inspiration from nature’s mastery of color production/trick lighting due to the scattering of light by nanostructures(think of a butterfly’s wings which contain no pigment whatsoever). Using this inspiration, research attempts to finely control lasers in biomimetic structures at very small lengths. Drinks and snacks will be provided before the lecture so be sure to come early and get a good seat.

!!!Mandatory SPS Meeting May 3rd!!!

Members, this Thursday(May 3rd) @ 12:15PM we will be having a mandatory physics club meeting. We will be discussing our spring trip to the Griffith Observatory and most importantly, we will be having officer elections for next year’s Physics Club eboard. Please be there to listen to our potential candidates speak and make a decision on who will be managing the most important club at Cal Poly Pomona. It is very important that you attend because the Society of Physics Students @ Cal Poly Pomona influences a very large part of what goes on in the Physics and Astronomy Department, including Seminars, Science Cafes, Public Lectures and Dept BBQs. Hope to see you all there exercising your right to vote!