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SMP 11/21/09 | Sparks and Wiggles | Speaker: Thomas B. Greenslade Jr.

Saturday, November 21, 2009
12:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Physics (Kenyon College)

Professor Thomas Greenslade has made a career of examining the beautiful apparatus that our scientific ancestors used to study physics. He will talk about the apparatus used to demonstrate the phenomena of Electrostatics ("Sparks") and Oscillations and Waves ("Wiggles") in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The path from shocking and illuminating discoveries to modern physics will be explored, and he will look at a connection between physics and art.