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Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Society for Physics Students Celebration of the World Year of Physics 2005

Date: March 14, 2005

Monday, March 14

1:51-2:30 p.m. Celebrate Pi Day in recognition of the wonderful irrational number ð. Pie will be served in Olin Lounge.

3:30 p.m. Informal conversation with Dr. Fredrick Raab, Senior Scientist at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). Olin Lounge.

3:45 p.m. Dr. Michael Broide , Physics Department Chair and 2004 Teacher of the Year, will launch the World Year of Physics Celebration, Olin 204.

4-5 p.m. Presentation by Fred Raab, Senior Scientist, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), Hanford, Washington. Olin 204.

7-10 p.m. The Olin Observatory will be open for public viewing. Olin roof.

Tuesday, March 15

9 a.m.–3 p.m. The Physics Carnival will contain interactive physics demonstrations of items such as an oscillating fire tube, Van de Graaff generator, Chladni Plates, and much more. Olin Lawn or Olin Patio depending on weather.

11:30 a.m.-Noon Lewis & Clark Physics professor Dr. Thomas Olsen leads a brief discussion and demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum. Olin 108.

Noon-1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch - Olin Lawn.

1-3 p.m. Students from a Portland Middle School take part in the Physics Carnival by displaying student-created science projects. Olin Lawn or Olin Patio depending on weather.

7-9 p.m. The movie Contact will be shown in Olin 301.

9-11 p.m. The Olin Observatory will be open for public viewing on Olin roof.

Wednesday, March 16

2-6 p.m. Model Rocket Building Workshop and Launching. Kits provided. Reflecting Pool.

7:30-9 p.m. Guest Speaker Dr. Seth Shostak Senior Scientist at the SETI (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence). Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center.

Thursday, March 17

3-5 p.m. Student Poster Presentations and Talks. Albany Quadrangle, Smith Hall.

5:30-8 p.m. World Year of Physics Celebration Banquet. Location TBA.

6:30 p.m. Banquet speaker Dr. John Essick, Associate Professor of Physics at Reed College.

7:30 p.m. Closing remarks by Lewis & Clark Physics Club President Scooter Johnson.

For more information, contact Scooter Johnson , Physics Club president, at

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