Mercer Physics News:
Dr. Peter Ozimba joins the physics
faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor. He is a native of Cameroon, but has
lived in the US for many years.
Physics Club gets
organized! Society of Physics Students
officers Taha Yarahmad and Hilary Loupee laid out their plans at the first
meeting on Monday 8/28. A trip to NASA is in the works...
- Dr. Diane Lynch joins the physics
faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor. (Note: Diane leaves after Spring 2000.)
- Interactive Physics Experiments are here! Play around with
our Interactive Pendulum!
- You may have noticed the smell of charred paper - Our new CO2 laser is burning!
Not to worry...
October 15, 10:00am, Willet Science
Center Lecture Hall
Professor Louis Bloomfield, Physics Department, University of Virginia
"How Things Work: Using Everyday Objects
to Teach Physics to Non-Scientists"
Nobel Laureate Charles
spoke on March 19, 10:00 a.m., in Willingham Hall.
Faith and Physics:
"Logic and Uncertainty in Science and Religion"
Mercer trivia question: Who was the featured speaker at the
the Willet Science Center
approximately three decades ago?
- The new Mercer Physics
"regime" takes over. The new department chair is Dr.
Randall Peters. New faculty members are Drs. Jose Balduz, Matt Marone,
and Doug Young. Dr. Bruce Dod remains in charge of the Earth Sciences program.
- This semester we will be doing some laboratories with the MUL, a multipurpose undergraduate
laboratory instrument using the patented SDC sensor. Two experiments using the MUL
involve simple harmonic oscillation and the magnetic force. We have just completed construction of a support constrained rigid spherical
pendulum, which produces beautiful artforms. We invite you to come by Willet
Science center and generate your own "Science as Art"
masterpiece! Instrument Development:
Dr. Peters has developed a number of instruments for physics demonstration and laboratory
purposes, such as the TEL-Atomic Cavendish
balance. The sensor for these systems is the symmetric differential capacitive
(SDC) device used in the MUL, mentioned above.