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Conference / Symposium

Colloquium: Physics & Astronomy – Dr. Fred Gittes

About the event

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Fred Gittes , Department of Physics & Astronomy and Washington State University. Dr. Gittes will present his talk, “Falling cats, curvature and gauge theory”, Tuesday, February 20 at 4:10 p.m. in Webster 17.

Meet for refreshments before the lecture at 3:45 – 4:10 p.m. in the foyer on floor G above the lecture hall.

Curvature and connections, or gauge fields, have become central to physics. I will provide a bird’s-eye view of where these concepts can be used to think about some relatively accessible and fun physics problems, such as the ability of falling cats to turn over.


Dept of Physics and Astronomy
(509) 355-1698