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.
Members, our new WordPress site now supports RSS and email notifications. Please be sure to go to our main page and register this website on the top right where it says Posts(RSS), By Email(Email). This will automatically route new posts to this site straight to your RSS/email. This will save you the time of coming to this site every time a new update is made and will keep you as up to date as possible with new and continually changing events! I will be mentioning this at the coming week’s meeting to inform all of our members in person and to demonstrate how to register to the site in person.
Physics club members, remember that today(11/15) is the science cafe at Applebees in Walnut. The Cafe will begin at 5:45pm where we will be having Dr. Bhavdsar talk to us about his topic of interest, the multiverse! We will be having a private room at Applebees to keep noise at a minimum, just ask for the science cafe at the door. Dr. Bhavsar will be taking questions after a dinner and his brief speech about his studies. This is a public science cafe so be sure to invite your friends of different majors and even those from different schools. We will also be having a small giveaway thanks to funding from NOVA.
This Thursday(11/17) we will be having a club meeting after this week’s seminar. Mike Loverude from Cal State Fullerton will be speaking about “Physics Education Research in Upper-Division Physics Core Courses” at this week’s seminar. This week’s club meeting we will be discussing our final plans to our Annual Griffith Trip and activities that have been or are being planned for the coming Winter quarter. Club shirts will also be discussed as well as possible ETA for said shirts.
Last, but not least, I would like to remind you to RSVP on our Facebook Event Page for our trip to the Griffith Park Observatory. This helps us determine how many drivers we will need and allows us to set apart appropriations in funding and such. Hope to see you at tonight’s Science Cafe and Saturday’s trip to the Griffith Observatory.