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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Events

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2021
    4:00 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.

    Paul Elmore
    Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
    Johns Hopkins University

    The Johns Hopkins University — Applied Physics Laboratory and the KTY Group & The Physics Career from the Mid-Career Perspective

    This talk, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students, is dual purpose. The first part is a short recruitment talk on Johns Hopkins University — Applied Physics Laboratory and the Acoustics and Electromagnetics Group. The laboratory and group employ physics graduates at the Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. levels. The second part of this talk is centered on general advice for a career in physics. I will use my personal career path as an illustration of what, in my opinion (which is admittedly biased), are the biggest advantages of being a physicist vs an engineer or specialized physical scientist. These advantages are

    A. Being a “generalist” in the physical sciences, which can provide flexibility in job opportunities and specialization choices in your early career

    B. Formal training and general capability to solve hard analytic problems

    There are trade-offs, of course (e.g., lack of specialization for jobs that require it, lack of training in engineering approaches, etc.), but the advantages can outweigh the trade-offs. In addition, this talk will provide some discussion for the following topics and time for Q&A:

    • Whether or not to get your Ph.D. or perhaps enter the workforce at the Bachelor's or Master's degree level.
    • The importance of publications and in structuring your publication for readability and information flow in order to enhance potential citation count.
    • The importance of public speaking and going to conferences.
    • A few bits of career “self-care” advice.

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/91928227187

    Meeting ID: 919 282 27187

  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021
    2:30 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.

    Meghna Bhattacharya
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Mississippi

    First Results from the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab — Muons Leading the Way

    The first results from the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab will be presented in this talk. The latest result from the Fermilab confirms the discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimental measurement earlier reported by the Brookhaven experiment. The aim of the Fermilab experiment is to measure the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, aμ = (g-2)/2, to a groundbreaking precision of 140 ppb, obtaining a near four-fold increase in precision over BNL. This is an incredibly challenging experiment with a unique opportunity to provide new insight into nature. An overview of this ultra-high precision measurement will be discussed in this talk.

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/91928227187

    Meeting ID: 919 282 27187