Thursday, September 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. MST
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, an international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author, and respected moral voice will be joined by directors of four academic centers at Arizona State University for a dynamic livestream conversation centered around the release of his latest book Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times. While lamenting the cultural and political forces that have divided Britain, America, and the wider world, Rabbi Sacks presents a remarkable vision of hope for the future. Join us as top scholars at ASU engage in meaningful discussion with one of the world’s leading public intellectuals to discuss topics around morality, religion, and politics. Register now to be a part of this timely discussion via-webinar.
Moderated by Pauline Davies (Hugh Downs School of Human Communication)
John Carlson (Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict),
Paul Carrese (School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership),
Paul Davies (Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science),
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Center for Jewish Studies).
Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, 2020
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Four Corners section of the American Physical Society (APS) will be held October 23-24, 2020. This will be a virtual meeting, hosted by Bravura Technologies.
The Homecoming Block Party is free and open to the public. Over 100 ASU departments and organizations welcome the public into tents and areas that radiate out from the Old Main Lawn covering over 14 acres. There are games, photo booths, prizes, selfie ops, music & more! The Department of Physics present exciting demonstrations and projects illustrating multiple principals of physics. Homecoming Block Party generally begins at the conclusion of the Parade and occurs throughout the Tempe Campus. The Department of Physics also hosts an Alumni Mixer the Friday evening of Homecoming week.
Once a year, ASU Open Door invites the local community, adults, and children of all ages, to experience ASU and discover why it was named one of the most innovative universities in the nation five years in a row. ASU Open Door welcomes visitors to our four campus locations, allowing visitors to explore the spaces accessible only to ASU students – laboratories, living collections, museums, and classrooms. Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities and talk to students, faculty, and staff A signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival, the Department of Physics puts on a show of demonstrations and tours showcasing the excitement of physics and how it’s principals appear daily in our lives and the world around us. ASU Open Door typically takes place on a Saturday evening in February.
Spring Awards Ceremony
Supported by generous and dedicated alumni, the Department of Physics is proud to bestow many scholarships and awards to commend the remarkable contributions of students and faculty throughout the year. An awards ceremony is held at the conclusion of the academic year to celebrate these accomplishments, and to thank the many supporters who invest in the ongoing success of the next generation of physicists.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Each spring semester the Department of Physics hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium. Open to all physics majors, the symposium is a great place for students to present their research, and practice their presentation skills. Faculty, family, and friends are encouraged to come and show their support! Light refreshments are provided, and scholarships awarded for exceptional student work.
The Department of Physics is proud to have a thriving chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), an outreach and mentoring program that encourages and supports science students throughout their academic journey. Once a year the Department of Physics teams up with SPS to host a picnic for Physics students, faculty, staff, and families.