PSSA - Experimental Physics

Penn Summer Science Academy
Experimental Physics

     
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PSSA - Calendar of Events
PSSA 2012: What, When, Where
WEEK I
(tentative)
Monday
July 2
Tuesday
July 3
Wednesday
July 4
Thursday
July 5
Friday
July 6
9 am- 10 am Intro, Kinematics
DRL A1
Particle Physics

DRL A1
What? A day off this soon?
Happy Fourth!
Dynamics
DRL A1

Conservation Laws
DRL A1

10 am- 11 am Kinematics Lab
3N9/12
Geometric Optics
DRL A1
CERN Teleconference
DRL A1
Bouncing Ball Lab
DRL 3N9/12
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
Telescope Lab
DRL 3N14/16
Physical Optics
DRL A1
LUNCH
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH DEPART from Penn:
12:30 PM from the Quad
trip to theSimeone Foundation Museum
Simeone Logo

RETURN to Penn:
4:30 pm
1:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Thin Lenses
DRL 3N14/16
Refraction, Total Internal Reflection
DRL 3N14/16

Diffraction, Interference
DRL 3N14/16

 

WEEK II
(tentative)
Monday
July 9
Tuesday
July 10
Wednesday
July 11
Thursday
July 12
Friday
July 13
9 am- 10 am Fundamentals of Electricity
DRL A1
Digital Scope Intro
DRL A1
Wave Particle Duality
DRL A1
Hershey Park Prep
Data Collection
with the GLX

DRL A1
DEPART from Penn:
8:00 am from the Quad

Trip to
Hershey Park


RETURN to Penn:
6 pm
(leave park by 4 pm)
10 am- 11 am Voltage and Resistance
DRL 3N14/16
Speed of the Pulse
DRL 3N9/12
Error Analysis
DRL A1
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
Professor Kenneth Lande
DRL A1
Planck's Constant Prep
DRL A1
Millikan Prep
DRL A1
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Electronic Devices and Ohm's Law
DRL 3N14/16
Astronaut Lecture
Dr. Don Thomas
DRL A1
Planck's Constant
DRL 3N14/16
Millikan Oil Drop Experiment
DRL 3N9/12

 

WEEK III
(tentative)
Monday
July 16
Tuesday
July 17
Wednesday
July 18
Thursday
July 19
Friday
July 20
9 am- 10 am Exponential Growth Lecture and Demo
DRL A1
Special Relativity
DRL A1
Doppler Effect
DRL A1
Oobleck
Behind DRL
DEPART from Penn:
9:30 am from the Quad

Trip to
The Franklin Institute


RETURN to Penn:
4:00 pm
(leave museum by 4 pm)
10 am- 11 am Student Investigations of Exponential Topics
DRL A1
Magnetism
DRL A1
Doug Smith, MD
Traumatic Brain Injury
DRL A1
BLAST! the Movie
DRL A1
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
Professor James Aguirre
Radio Telescopes
DRL A1
Professor Mark Trodden
Particle Cosmology
DRL A1
Professor Mark Devlin
BLAST
DRL A1
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Interest Groups
Various Locations

 

DRL 3W7/11
WEEK IV
(tentative)
Monday
July 23
Tuesday
July 24
Wednesday
July 25
Thursday
July 26
Friday
July 27
9 am- 10 am Bill's Demo Show!
DRL A1
Speed of Light Lab
DRL 3W7/11
@8:30: Breakfast with the Bomb
Nuclear Physics
DRL A1
Student Presentations of Interest Groups
DRL A1
Student Presentations of Hershey Park
DRL A1
10 am- 11 am
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
Professor Justin Khoury
DRL A1
Students work on Presentations Professor Phil Nelson
DRL A1
LUNCH
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Speed of Light Lab (Build Sensors)
DRL 3W7/11
Students Work on Presentations Student Presentations of Exponential Topics
DRL A1
TBD