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Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

3:30 PM, Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building

Dr. Chris Crawford
University of Kentucky

The Rainbow, the Rowland Circle, and other Geometric Adventures in Flat Space

The word "geometry" invokes imagery of curved space and singularities to physicists, warp drives and worm holes to physics enthusiasts, and Euclidean Dementors to middle-schoolers. But geometry (the structure of space) is at the heart of all physics, even in plain flat space. This talk is a series of three loosely-connected vignettes aspiring to illustrate the ubiquity of geometry in understanding our local environment.

Refreshments will be served in CP 179 at 3:15 PM