Last year's visiting speakers

Every year the Society of Physics Students hosts speakers that give lectures on their area of expertise.
Last year we were fortunate enough to have two world renowned physicists visit us and give very informative
lectures.  The first was Alex Filippenko from the University of California - Berkeley.  Alex gave lectures on three
different, but related, topics involving astronomy.  To read a summary and view some pictures of Alex's

visit click here.

Our second lecturer of the year was Eric Cornell, from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Eric, along with
Carl Wieman (CU-Boulder) and Wolfgang Ketterle(MIT), won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001.  His
lectures detailed the method that he and Carl Wieman used to achieve the world's (and the universe's?) first
Bose-Einstein Condensate.  Also, he talked about the subsequent experiments he and his group are doing
on the phase of matter that won him a Nobel Prize.  To read a summary and view some pictures of Eric's
visit click here.


Eric Cornell - 2001 Nobel Laureate

Eric Cornell - 2001 Nobel Laureate