The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.
On Aug. 21, Monday, a total solar eclipse swiped through the U.S., a once-in-a-lifetime event. It was best viewed in a narrow band that crosses Nashville, TN.
Note: Never look into the eclipsed Sun without a proper solar filter, it is dangerous!!
It was seen in Oxford, MS, as a partial solar eclipse, which is still a rare occurrence. While not a total eclipse the Sun was over 90% covered so it was still be quite impressive. The Department of Physics and Astronomy organized a viewing 12:00 noon – 3:00 PM. We set up telescopes and a solar projection device in the Quad between Lewis Hall, the Library and the back of the Lyceum. The maximum coverage, in Oxford, of the Sun was at 1:24 PM.
The 3rd Annual Belle II Summer School was held at the University of Mississippi — Monday July 17, 2017 until Thursday July 20, 2017.
Agenda Topics include:
The Registration started in room 109 of Lewis Hall at 8:30 AM Monday morning. The meeting started in room 109 of Lewis Hall at 9:00 AM Monday morning. Lectures were in room 109 Lewis Hall and the Breakout rooms were in rooms 109 and 228 Lewis Hall.
See http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/b2ss2017/ for details.
Dr. Luca Bombelli, Dr. Marco Cavaglià and Dr. Breese Quinn were promoted to Professor and Dr. Maribeth Stolzenburg was promoted to Research Professor