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Adventure Course and Team building activity

Aug 23, 2017, 8:30 PM-12:30 PM

The Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center and Challenge Course. 600 Skytop Road, South Campus

Contact: Patty Whitmore, 315-443-5958

The Physics Department invites all new graduate students to participate on this fun, team building activity. See the Department orientation schedule for more details.


Physics Department Welcome Reception

Aug 31, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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Physics Department Fall Picnic

Sep 10, 2017, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Green Lakes’ Reserve Shelter

Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

Please join us on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 for the Physics Department Fall Picnic at Green Lakes’ Reserve Shelter. There will be food, there will be games, there will be fun!

*Please note that cleanup is starts at 3 pm. Guests are welcome to stay longer if they so wish. Note that this it is a 'carry in carry out park.'


The Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities: "Mapping the Heavens: how radical ideas have transformed our cosmic view" by Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan

Oct 26, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

Host: Simon Catterall/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

From time immemorial humans have been charting the night sky and trying to make sense of it and contemplating their place in the cosmos. I will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever evolving cosmic view. Tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution - in this Wali lecture, I will talk about recent developments in our understanding of two invisible entities: dark matter and black holes.