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NSTA National Conference
Boston, MA
March 27 - 30, 2008

Edgy Science

 
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From brains to the Big Bang, take a crash course in forefront science with the NSF Physics Frontier Centers including hands-on activities and summer opportunities.

Physics Frontier Centers (PFCs) are literally supposed to rewrite the laws of physics. These interdisciplinary research centers span a broad range of superlative science: the coldest, fastest, hottest, biggest; and span the globe (e.g., South Pole). Join us for some science headline news, a series of demos and activities grounded in the classroom but based on the latest in cosmology, biophysics, plasma physics (e.g., measuring the size of the Universe with a digital camera or using cookies to model stellar plasmas); and a smorgasbord of opportunities for you and your students: distance learning, research internships, outreach programs (near you and in Zambia), visiting science shows, and field tested activities that integrate science on the edge.

Presentations

Randall H. Landsberg
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), University of Chicago
Catching Cosmic Monsters: Powerful & Rare

 

Rachael Lancor
Center for Magnetic Self-Organization (CMSO), University of Wisconsin Madison
The Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

 

Kenneth W. Cecire
Center for the study of the Origin and Structure of Matter (COSM), Hampton University
Education and the Large Hadron Collider

 

Christopher M. Smith
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), UC San Diego
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

 

Randall H. Landsberg (KICP & University of Chicago) and Jordan Raddick (Johns Hopkins University)
Fly Through the Universe and Bring Real Astronomy Data into Your Classroom

Resources

Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), University of Chicago

 

Center for Magnetic Self-Organization (CMSO), University of Wisconsin Madison

 

Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), UC San Diego

 

Fly Through the Universe and Bring Real Astronomy Data into Your Classroom
contact information: Jordan Raddick (Johns Hopkins University), (410) 516-8889, raddick@jhu.edu

 

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