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CERN Large Hadron Collider
Particle Collision Tracks
Solvay Conference 1927
Einstein's Famous Theory
Barnard33 Horse Head Nebula
Modern version of Thomas Young's 1801 double-slit diffraction experiment
Laser Optics Research
Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland Ohio. Hands on children's physics experiments
In 1844 Froment devised an electric motor that was one of the first used for industry
Saturn North Pole Aurora Borealis
ESO's LaSilla Observation Site
Earth From Space
J.J.Thomson discovered the electron in 1897. Cathode ray tube emits electrons
Hans Wilhelm Geiger and Ernest Rutherford
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Station
Dunsink Observatory Ireland
Atomic Physics Vacuum Chamber
Ice Cube Laboratory Antarctica Neutrino Research
Apochromatic Refractor 90mm
Bernoulli Principle in Action 1920
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at University of California
Electrometer and forcemeter
Henry Cavendish Torsion Experiment Weights the Earth in 1798
Printed Circuit Board
Induction Coil by Heinrich Ruhmkorff 1850's
The telegraph was invented by scientist Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872)
Potential Energy Physics Fun
Michael Faraday's Single Polar Electric Motor Experiment from 1821
Robert Millikan 1909 experiment determined the size of the charge on an electron
The Warner and Swasey Observatory moved to Kitt Peak, Tucson Arizona in 1979
Evangelista Torricelli inventor of the Barometer in 1643
Francis Aston investigates isotopes and atomic weights while working with Rutherford
CWRU 36 inch Casegrain telescope now at Observatory Park, Geauga Ohio
Wind Farm in Romania
1912 Manchester physics laboratory headed by Ernest Rutherford
A five decade variable resistor made by Max Kohl
Cold-atom experiment vacuum system
Jack Parry (left) and Louis Essen (right) with the Caesium atomic clock
Robotic X-ray crystallography system at Stanford University
Thomas Edison Projecting Kinetoscope 1902
Apollo 11 (CSM) shows the Earth rising above the Moon's horizon on July 20th 1969
Apollo 11 laser retro reflector on the Moon
United Kingdom NPL apparatus for single molecule imaging
Physics Laboratory in the tower wing of the old Ann Arbor High School 1890's
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory USA
William Crookes X-ray tube experiment late 1800's
NASA Cassini spacecraft photo of the Earth 898 million miles away from Saturn
Enrico Fermi - 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics
Astronaut Scott Kelly shot of the aurora borealis and North Dakota’s Bakken shale
http://www.akronphysicsclub.org/images/slideshow/Astronaut Scott Kelly snapped this shot of the aurora borealis while aboard the International Space Station. The largest cluster of lights in view is North Dakota%E2%80%99s Bakken shale formation.jpg
Apple I Computer - 1976.jpg
Jamin's Divided Circle 1885 for study of polarized light reflected from crystals and liquids
William Shockley at Bell Labs demonstrates the first semiconductor amplifier 1936
The Leyden jar is the earliest form of the condenser or capacitor
Cockcroft, Rutherford, and Walton 1932 splitting the lithium nucleus into two alpha particles
Enceladus (front) and Tethys (behind) Saturn’s icy moons line up almost perfectly
Cenco Wimhurst Electrostatic Machine
Mars longest ancient valley Samara Valles, with craters sand dunes
Weston analog ammeter
Meetings are at the
Tangier Restaurant, 532
West Market, Akron,
6:00pm Socializing - 6:30pm Dinner - Program about 7:30pm
Akron Physics Club
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: October 23, 2017
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, October 19th to:
Please use this email for reservations, for updates on email addresses or to discontinue receiving these announcements
VISITORS ARE WELCOME - COLLEGE STUDENTS, please indicate this on your reservation. There will be no charge for dinner if this is your first meeting, $10 if you attended prior meetings.
[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. Ernst D. von Meerwall...
Associate Dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering ret.
Physics Department Chairman ret.
Professor of Physics ret.,
University of Akron
will be speaking on:
Canopy Dynamics of SiO2 Nanoscale Ionic Materials
Probed by NMR
Please give a warm welcome to our very own Dr. Meerwall, long time president of our Akron Physics Club, and supporting member for years before that.
This will be very interesting pivotal lecture that you will not want to miss.
Please attend in numbers approaching in order to show our appreciation for his dedication to our Club and longtime service...
Nanoscale ionic materials (NIMs) are organic-inorganic hybrids prepared from ionically functionalized nanoparticles (NP) neutralized by oligomeric polymer counter-ions. NIMs are designed to behave as liquids under ambient conditions in the absence of solvent and have no volatile organic content, making them useful for a number of applications. We have used nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation and pulsed-field-gradient NMR diffusion measurements to probe local and collective canopy dynamics in NIMs based on 18-nm silica NPs with a covalently-bound anionic corona, neutralized by amine-terminated ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymers. Our work has elucidated several interesting and useful details about the interaction between the corona and the NPs on which they are based.
*Collaborators: Michael L. Jespersen, Peter A. Mirau, Hilmar Koerner, and Richard A. Vaia USAF-MRL; Nikhil J. Fernandes, and Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Cornell Univ.
# Macromolecules 46, 9669-9675 (2013); DOI 10.1021/ma402002a.
Dr. Ernst D. von Meerwall obtained his BS and MS (Physics) from Northern Illinois University (1963; 1965), and his PhD (Physics) from Northwestern University in 1969. After two years as Research Associate in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois in Urbana, he joined the Physics Department of the University of Akron, later chairing that Department from 1993 to 2000. He was Associate Dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering from 2000 to 2008, when he retired from full-time service. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics, Chemistry, and Polymer Science. His research involves polymers and chemical/biomedical physics, particularly diffusion and molecular motions via nuclear magnetic resonance, but includes structure-property relations and numerical methods. He continues collaborative research and professional activities as Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics.
Please join us for our next meeting. Pre-registration for dinner is required so that we can guarantee our reservations. Dinner is $20.
If you are a student, please indicate this on your reservation. There will be no charge for dinner if this is your first meeting, $10 if you attended prior meetings.
November 27, 2017 - Gary Catella, Clevelend Crystals, on Spectroscopy and Lasers
January 29, 2018
February 26, 2018 - Alper Buldum, Professor of Physics, University of Akron
March 26, 2018 - Marc Millis, Tau Zero Foundation
April 23, 2018 - Rouzbeh Amini, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron
June 4, 2018 - Walter Lambrecht, Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University