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Unformatted text preview: THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY PRESENTS A SERIES OF LECTURES, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND FILMS WHAT PHYSICISTS DO "A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself." - N. Bohr SEVENTY-EIGHTH SERIES FALL 2009 Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Darwin 103 Coffee at 3:30 p.m. AUG 31 IMAGING A PLANET AROUND FOMALHAUT USING THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE Dr. Paul Kalas of University of California, Berkeley tells us how to spot an extrasolar planet from Earth. SEP 14 CONDENSED MATTER LIGHT SCATTERING Dr. Thomas Peter Devereaux of Stanford University is the head of the X-ray Science and Techniques Group at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, which focuses on the scientific foundation related to the energy challenge facing our society. He will discuss using the tools of computational physics to understand quantum materials. SEP 21 CULTIVATING SCIENTIST AND ENGINEER EDUCATORS Dr. Anne Metevier of the Center for Adaptive Optics at UC Santa Cruz will describe her work training early-career scientists and Dr....
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