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Elisa Jutzeler (Jamesville-Dewitt High School)

Nov 22, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Building

Title: The impact of collaboration between universities and local high schools

Elise Jutzeler is a high school physics teacher at Jamesville-Dewitt who has been teaching for 12 years and is currently teaching AP Physics as well as electives in Astronomy and Forensics. Part of her talk will focus on her work with Prof. Alison Patteson in developing an inexpensive and portable classroom version of a rheometer as well as a series of lessons using it. The rest of the talk will discuss some background on the current and new high school standards for science, with the hope that we might inspire future discussions and partnerships between the university and local teachers.

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TBD by Britton Plourde

Dec 2, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Rm 204 Physics Building

Judah F Unmuth-Yockey (jfunmuth@syr.edu)

TBD by Britton Plourde
Dec. 2nd, 2-3pm, Rm. 204
Institution: Syracuse University

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Annual Physics Department Holiday Party

Dec 5, 2019, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Inn Complete, Skytop Rd.

Join us for this year's Holiday Party! A night filled with good food, friends and merriment!

Contact Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton at phyadmin@syr.edu or 315.443.5960 for more information. 

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Pierre-Thomas Brun, Princeton

Dec 6, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

202 Physics Building

Pierre-Thomas Brun, Princeton

Host: Joey Paulson

Title: "Architecting soft functional materials with instabilities"

The talk is concerned with the directed control of fluidic instabilities to program shapes. While instabilities are traditionally regarded as a route towards failure in engineering, I aim to follow a different path; taming fluidic instabilities and harnessing the patterns and structures they naturally form. This methodology capitalizes on the inherent periodicity, scalability, versatility and robustness of mechanical instabilities. This new design paradigm – building with instabilities – calls for an improved understanding of instabilities and pattern formation in complex media. While stability analysis is a classic topic in mechanics, little is known on the so called inverse problem: finding the optimal set of initial conditions and interactions that will be transmuted into a target shape without direct external intervention. While the epicenter of the research is fundamental, utilizing instabilities to structure soft materials opens new research directions in the study of the behavior and deformations of architected soft materials, inspired by natural soft-materials that self-assemble into well-defined structures to display remarkable properties. More broadly, the talk is rooted on the basis of recognizing model experiments as a valuable and powerful tool for discovery and exploration, in turn seeding the development of formal and predictive models.

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TBD by David Hucul

Dec 9, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Rm 204 Physics Building

Judah F Unmuth-Yockey (jfunmuth@syr.edu)

TBD by David Hucul
Dec. 9th, 2-3pm, Rm. 204
Institution: Rome AFRL

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TBD by Ricardo Pendco, Carnegie Melon

Jan 23, 2020, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

202 and 204 Physics Building

TBD by Riccardo Penco, Carnegie Melon