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UH Manoa Department of Physics & Astronomy invites public to Open House on Nov. 17

University of Hawaiʻi
Michael Jones, (808) 956-2932
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Posted: Nov 6, 2007

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Physics & Astronomy invites the public to learn about the latest physics and astronomy research and applications at a free open house on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will feature discussions and interactive activities by students and faculty.

The Open House will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome and overview by Physics and Astronomy Department Chair Michael Peters in the Hawaii Institute for Geophysics Auditorium. Group visits to the various sites will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. The public is welcome to join the group visits and can also visit these sites informally from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Topics, presenters and locations are as follows:

· Astronomy by Gareth Wynn-Williams, Watanabe 112
· Anti-matter by Thomas Browder, Watanabe 214
· THz Free Electron Laser by Luis Elias, Watanabe 316
· Nanophysics by Klaus Sattler, Watanabe 317
· Particle Physics & Origins of Our Universe by Xerxes Tata, Watanabe 420
· Cosmic Ray Physics by Patrick Allison, Krauss Annex
· Geo-Neutrinos by John Learned, Watanabe 217
· Free Electron Laser by Eric Szarmes and John Madey
· Physics & Toys by Joseph Laszlo, Watanabe 415
· Physics Demos by Society of Physics Students, Pui Lam and Michael Nassir, Watanabe 412
· ANITA by Peter Gorham, Watanabe 322
· Astrobiology by Karen Meech and Norbert Schorghofer,Physical Science 211

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