Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Daniel Tennant gives us an introduction to superconductors

21Apr

PhD student Daniel Tennant from the Physics Dept. of UT Austin spoke to us about superconductivity and his work on nuclear magnetic resonance from a basic introduction into atoms and isotopes. Daniel went into detail about crystals, materials, and the applications of high-temperature superconductors and the potential problems associated with them. Tune in to learn something new about superconductors!

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Monday, April 14th, 2014 - Keaton Bell studies the pulsations of white dwarf stars

14Apr

3rd year PhD student Keaton Bell, who is part of the Astronomy Department at UT Austin talked to us about his research. Keaton studies the pulsations of white dwarf stars by using of the 2.1-meter Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory in West Texas. Tune in to learn about how these pulsations are measured and how it is not unlike detecting the epicenters of earthquakes.
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