Akron Physics Club

Club programs deal with current issues in Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Cosmology, Biology, and a host of other topics. Several new speakers are scheduled each year to present topics of current scientific interest.

Meetings are at the
Tangier Restaurant, 532
West Market, Akron,

6:00pm Socializing - 6:30pm Dinner - Program about 7:30pm

Meeting Announcement


Akron Physics Club


  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: September 26, 2016

The Tangier Restaurant
532 West Market Street, Akron Ohio

6:00pm Socializing - 6:30pm Dinner - Program about 7:30pm
The charge for each dinner is $20

RESERVATIONS or REGRETS by Thursday, September 22nd to:
Reservation Secretary Bob Erdman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (330) 656-2275
Please use this email for reservations, for updates on email addresses or to discontinue receiving these announcements


[College students having dinner: Please identify yourself as a student]

Anyone is welcome to attend the free presentation starting at 7:30 pm.
But if you would like to have dinner, you will need a reservation. 


The Speaker will be:
Dr. Arthi Jayaraman, Associate Professor - Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of Delaware.

She will be speaking on:
Theory and Simulations of Macromolecular Soft Materials: Linking Molecular Design to Macroscale Morphology and Function.

Dinner Reservations:

Please join us for our next meeting. Pre-registration for dinner is required so that we can guarantee our reservations. Dinner is $20. To register, send an email to our Reservations Secretary: Bob Erdman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (330) 656-2275.

Future Meetings:

2016 - October 24

2016 - November 28

2017 - January 23

2017 - February 27

2017 - March 27

2017 - April 24

2017 - May 22: Dr. Jay Reynolds, Vice President Cleveland Astronomical Society, Department of Physics -  Cleveland State University, will speak on latest NASA satellite missions. 

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The 12th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference – an event held at a different university every two years – drew record attendance June 19-22 at the University of Akron.



University of Akron opening polymer lab in partnership with Pennsylvania company (May 11, 2016)

The University of Akron's Goodyear Polymer Center houses the new Tosoh Polymer Chromatography Laboratory.

The University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is opening a lab in partnership with Pennsylvania-based Tosoh Bioscience LLC, a subsidiary of Tosoh Corp. of Japan, the company announced in a news release.



Large hadron collider prepares to deliver six times the data (May 10, 2016)

After months of winter hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider is once again smashing protons and taking data. The LHC will run around the clock for the next six months and produce roughly 2 quadrillion high-quality proton collisions, six times more than in 2015 and just shy of the total number of collisions recorded during the nearly three years of the collider's first run.



The Cavendish experiment, performed in 1797–1798 by British scientist Henry Cavendish, was the first experiment to measure the force of gravity between masses in the laboratory and the first to yield accurate values for the gravitational constant.

Now deep space experiment could measure the gravitational constant with nearly 1,000 times improvement in accuracy. (May 17, 2016)



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