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May 22, 2019 AP Discussion





Arrival & Coffee


AP-1 Exam-Bill Leacock, presenter


AP-2 Exam-Gillian Winters, presenter





 A certificate for 2 hours professional development credit will be available to current LIPTA members

2019 AP Physics Exam Analysis and Discussion

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at BOCES, Deer Park 7-9PM

 Physics Teacher Events & News




LIPTA FALL 2018 CONFERENCE is now over, BUT you can still get the 'resistor boards'.  Sold in groups of 10 for $100, delivered to your school. Send a PO to the address in the box above.  OR, you can buy them yourself: Send a personal check to the address in the box above

3 /14/18

Stephen Hawking dies at age 76 - read some of his QUOTES; his appearances in Star Trek TNG, the Pink Floyd album 'The Division Bell', the Simpsons, the Metropolitan Opera piece, 'The Prologue', the Big Bang Theory and the movie 'The Theory of Everything' are HERE



LIPTA will provide you with a 2 hour CTLE certificate for attending our AP Discussion on 5-22-2019

SUNYSB will provide attendance certification for each of the lectures attended during the Spring 2018 semester. NYS teachers who wish to receive CTLE credit for any of these lectures must register HERE  You must register for each lecture you attend and sign-in at the lecture. The Graduate School will send a CTLE certificate about six weeks after each lecture.  

Fri 4/12

GEOLOGY LECTURE AT SUNYSB:  ESS 001; 7:30PM, Boasheng Li, “Indoor Seismology: From Elasticity of Minerals to Mantle Composition and Dynamics” Seismological studies provide the most direct information about the structure and properties of the Earth's deep mantle where direct access is prohibited by the extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. By measuring compressional and shear wave velocities of mantle minerals under high pressure and temperature in the laboratory, the seismic wave velocities of candidate mineralogical models along mantle geotherm can be constructed and their comparisons with seismic data can provide constraints on the radial and lateral variations of chemical composition, temperature, and/or water content. In this presentation, the current state-of-the-art experimental study on multi-phase synthetic “rock” by using ultrasonic interferometry in conjunction with synchrotron X-radiation will be introduced. In addition, by using updated elasticity for mantle minerals and their high pressure phases, velocity and density profiles for pyrolite model will be compared with seismic models from upper mantle to the bottom of the lower mantle. Lastly, the lateral heterogeneities of the lower mantle will be evaluated for possible thermal anomalies and chemical variations.  

Wed 4/17

GEOLOGY LECTURE AT SUNYSB:  ESS 001; 7:30PM, Jeffrey Bennett, "Global Warming Demystified" Do you have questions about the science or reality of global warming? This presentation by noted educator Jeffrey Bennett should answer them, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all political persuasions can agree on. Ideal for college students in all majors, this talk draws from Dr. Bennett’s book A Global Warming Primer.

Fri 4/19

BIOLOGY LECTURE AT SUNYSB: 3PM, Sidney Gelber Auditorium at the Student Activity Center, Michael Mann, "Return to the Madhouse: Climate Denial in the Age of Trump", Dr. Michael Mann offers a somewhat lighthearted take on a very serious issue-the threat of human-caused climate change and what to do about it, based on his collaboration with Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. He targets the ongoing campaign to deny that threat through satire and where appropriate, ridicule, built around Tom Toles’ famously insightful, edgy, and provocative climatethemed cartoons in the Washington Post. Using Tom’s cartoons as a template, he reviews the scientific evidence of climate change, the reasons we should care, and the often absurd efforts by special interests and partisan political figures to confuse the public, attack the science and scientists, and deny that a problem even exists. Despite the monumental nature of the challenge this poses to human civilization, he finds a way to end on an upbeat and cautiously optimistic note.

Fri 4/26

PHYSICS LECTURE AT SUNYSB: ESS 001; 7:30PM, Jan C. Bernauer, "The Proton Radius Puzzle", Protons are one of the basic building blocks of the matter around us. But 100 years after their discovery, we still don't understand some of their basic properties very well. The proton's root-mean-square charge radius, describing the extend of the proton's charge distribution --in other words, it's size-- is one of them. In 2010, two experiments presented new results for the radius, using fundamentally different techniques. One measured the energy levels of muonic hydrogen, and extracted the radius from the so called Lamb-shift. The other employed the MAMI electron accelerator to scatter electrons off a hydrogen target to measure the shape of the charge distribution. Their results are about 4% different, about 7 times the experimental uncertainty. Since then, this proton radius puzzle has been the focus of many experimental and theoretical work around the world, but it remains unresolved so far. In the talk, we will go over the history of the puzzle and the experimental methods to measure the radius. I will then discuss the current state, ongoing and future experiments and possible resolutions.

Th 10/4/18

Leon Lederman dies at age 96 (1988 Nobel Prize in physics)


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