Lecture1 - Welcome to Physics 2D! Dr. Christel Sutterley...

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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to Physics 2D! Dr. Christel Sutterley (Smith) Modern Physics • This quarter: Twins Paradox: How can identical twins age at vastly di f erent rates? How does mass get converted into energy and energy into mass? How can particles behave as waves and waves behave as particles? How at small scales, the only thing that we can be certain about is uncertainty. This Quarter Nobel Prizes • 1. H. A. Lorentz – 1902 • 2. Lord Rayleigh – 1904 • 3. Albert A. Michelson – 1907 • 4. Ernest Rutherford – 1908 • 5. Wilhelm Wien – 1911 • 6. Max Planck – 1918 • 7. Albert Einstein – 1921 • 8. Niels Bohr – 1922 • 9. Robert A. Millikan – 1923 • 10. Arthur H. Compton – 1927 • 11. Louis De Broglie – 1929 • 12. Werner Heisenberg – 1932 • 13. Erwin Schrodinger – 1933 • 14 & 15. C. Davisson and G. Thomson – 1937 • 16. Wolfgang Pauli – 1945 • 17. Max Born - 1954 1 st two weeks - special relativity & relativistic mechanics 3 rd week – Nature of light 4 th week – Nature of matter 5 th week – Matter waves 6 th & 7 th week – Quantum Mechanics in one dimension 8 th week – Tunneling 9 th and 10 th week - Quantum Mechanics in three dimensions Who is this person speaking to us? • I am lecturer in the physics department at UCSD. • I got my BS from UCLA in astrophysics and played for the water polo team. • I earned my PhD in 2009 from UCSD in physics, specializing in theoretical astrophysics under Professor George Fuller. • http://arxiv.org/¡nd/all/1/all:+AND +christel+smith/0/1/0/all/0/1 • Took a postdoctoral research position at ASU before coming back to UCSD. Who is this person speaking to us? • I study the universe from when it was 1 second old to three minutes old when the Frst elements were being formed. The goal is to unravel unknown particle physics, such as neutrino physics. Who are you?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PHYS 2D 2D taught by Professor Sinha during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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Lecture1 - Welcome to Physics 2D! Dr. Christel Sutterley...

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