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Astro Night: The Riddle of Black Holes
They are the most powerful objects in the universe. Nothing, not even light, can escape the gravitational pull of a black hole. Astronomers now believe there are billions of them out in the cosmos, swallowing up planets, even entire stars in violent feeding frenzies. New theoretical research into the twisted reality of black holes suggests that three-dimensional space could be an illusion. That reality actually takes place on a two-dimensional hologram at the edge of the universe.
For the last event of Fall 2013, SPS is hosting an Astro Movie Night + Discussion led by Astronomy Faculty member Scott Fisher. There will be a showing of a 40-minute film clip from "Through the Wormhole" narrated by Morgan Freeman about black holes! After the movie, there will an open discussion with Fisher about the film or anything astronomy related. Take a break from studying, learn more about black holes, and enjoy lots of TRACK TOWN PIZZA!
About the Society of Physics Students:
The Society of Physics Students is a national organization aimed at creating a community of physics undergraduates across the nation. There are currently about 700 active chapters of SPS on campuses around the country, with more involvement every year. SPS is open to all students interested in physics, and includes a variety of majors including mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, astronomy, and geology, among others. SPS is an organization under the American Institute of Physics (AIP), which helps fund and support SPS members. Visit the national SPS website here.
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General Info for Physics Undergrads
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Want to get involved in SPS?
Contact any of our current officers if you have any questions, ideas, cool physics stories, or if you would like to become more involved with the SPS officer team.
You can also contact the SPS advisor, Stan Micklavzina (email@example.com)
At the week 4 SPS meeting in Spring 2013, guest Dr. Ben McMorran shared his optics research on Experiments with Free Electron Orbital States. He discussed his experimentation with creating vortex beams, and the applications they have in imaging equipment.
Link to the presentation
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