Keisuke Hasegawa, Grinnell College, will present "Near-field optics for investigating biomolecular self-assembly below the diffraction limit of light."
Pavel Lukashev, physics, will present "Effects of pressure and strain on spin polarization of IrMnSb."
Ali Tabei, physics department, will present "Roadblack and Obstructions in Molecular Motor Transport."
Jun Yan, University of Massachusetts Amherst will present "Raman scattering of H and T’ transition metal dichalcogenide atomic layers."
The Department of Physics will host the State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse trap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo, Winthrop and other area schools are expected to participate.
The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition hosted by the Department of Physics and held on April 12, 2016 at the McLeod Center.
Takeshi Yasuda, physics, will speak on "Gravitational Waves: From Einstein's Prediction to LIGO's Observation."
Vagharsh Mkhitaryan, Iowa State University, will present "Organic Semiconductors: Light Generation, Photovoltaics and Spintronics Applications."