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NSTA National Conference
New Orleans, LA
March 19 - 22, 2009

Edgy Science II

 
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2009 NSTA National Conference in New Orleans
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., a fortune cookie collider and virtual cells); and a smorgasbord of opportunities for you and your students: distance learning (including alternative media such as YouTube and podcasts), research internships, outreach programs, visiting science shows, and field tested activities that integrate science on the edge.

KICP Participants

  • Randall H. Landsberg
    Director of Public Outreach, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Director of Education and Outreach, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
    email: randyoddjob.uchicago.edu
  • Robert B. Friedman
    Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
    email: rfriedmanuchicago.edu
    website: http://astro.uchicago.edu/~rfriedman/educational/
  • Reid A. Sherman
    Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    email: rasoddjob.uchicago.edu

Presentations

Randall H. Landsberg
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), University of Chicago
Finding Galaxy Clusters in the Dark

 

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

 

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

 

Randall H. Landsberg
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), University of Chicago
Edgy Science II: Physic Frontier Centers Introduction

 

Randall H. Landsberg, Robert B. Friedman, and Reid A. Sherman
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), University of Chicago
Maps from the Milky Way to the Hallway

Resources

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

 

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

 

Center for the study of the Origin and Structure of Matter (COSM), Hampton University

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