Saturday Morning Physics
Sparks and Wiggles


Nov
21
2009

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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/21/2009
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description:

    Professor Thomas Greenslade has made a career of examining the beautiful apparatus that our scientific ancestors used to study physics. He will talk about the apparatus used to demonstrate the phenomena of Electrostatics ("Sparks") and Oscillations and Waves ("Wiggles") in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The path from shocking and illuminating discoveries to modern physics will be explored, and he will look at a connection between physics and art.