Saturday, March 13, 2004
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Professor Myron Campbell (U-M Physics)Naturally occurring magnets, lodestones, were used in antiquity to aid navigation by indicating direction. While it may not seem obvious that the magnets used to hold our shopping lists on the refrigerator door are related to the static electricity shocks that we get on cold winter days, an ingenious set of experiments performed in the nineteenth century showed that they were deeply connected. These experiments lead to the successful unification of electricity and magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell in 1873. Professor Campbell will explain and demonstrate the effects of magnets, and the interconnection between electricity and magnetism.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437