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Physics Slam

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Kane Hall 120
4069 Spokane Lane, Seattle, WA 98105 - Google Map

Six scientists turn into slammers for one night as they compete with each other to bring you the clearest and most entertaining explanation of a topic in physics. Each has only 10 minutes to wow you with secrets and subtleties of nature that took them their entire careers to discover. That's it - 10 minutes. No fuss, no intellectual fog, and absolutely no unexplained jargon. Instead, you get good old-fashioned entertainment and a solid foundation in physical science, or the slammers haven't done their jobs. The participants will be the judges to determine which slammer will go home with the top prize.

Meet the Slammers:

  1. Chelsea Bartram, Postdoctoral Scholar for the Physics Department
  2. Michael Wong, Postdoctoral Scholar for the Astronomy Department
  3. Matt Yankowitz, Assistant Professor for the Physics Department
  4. Pitam Mitra, Postdoctoral Scholar for the Physics Department
  5. Sarah Tuttle, Assistant Professor for the Astronomy Department
  6. Menglei Sun, Postdoctoral Scholar for CENPA (Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment)

Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to fund travel support for UW undergraduates to attend conferences aimed at participation of underrepresented groups in physics, such as:

  • Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP),
  • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) conferences,
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conferences
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