Speed of Light, Professor David Tanenbaum, Pomona College

10/12/2013 - 10:00am
10/12/2013 - 12:00pm

Abstract:Prof. David Tanenbaum will discuss a few different approaches scientists have taken to measuring the speed of light, and the importance of this measurement of one of our fundamental constants.  We will perform time of flight measurements with lasers and high speed electronics to make our own local measurements.

 

The GEMS Project is a program for Jr. High and early High School students (about 8th-10th grade) to explore math in a fun college environment.  The Saturday morning GEMS workshop typically begins with a forty-five minute presentation by a professor, followed by a forty-five minute breakout session into small groups conducting their own hands-on personal explorations related to the presentation. Each breakout group consists of approximately six to eight students and is facilitated by the colleges’ undergraduate and graduate mathematics students. The breakout sessions are followed by a snack, and then group presentations, posters or explanations underscored with lively participation.

 

Teachers or parents can bring a group of students and join us, or parents can drop off their children themselves (ages 13 and over) if they prefer.  Sign in sheets that provide adult contact information are available inside the building and must be completed by adults. 

 

Founders Room on the Claremont McKenna College Campus. (East 9th St. Claremont, CA 91711)  It is adjacent to Bauer Center.

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