Two upcoming colloquia from the Department of Physics will cover cold atoms and the physics of football.

Professor Cheng Chin of the University of Chicago’s James Franck Institute and Enrico Fermi Institute will present From Cosmology to Cold Atoms, today at 4 p.m., in Moulton Hall, room 214.

Chin’s research team explores the quantum world at the lowest temperatures scientists can achieve, nearly a billionth of a degree Kelvin above absolute zero.


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Tim Gay of University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Professor Timothy Gay of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present The Physics of Football at 4 p.m. in Moulton Hall, room 214. Gay is the author of the book Football Physics: The Science of the Game.

Gay played football at the California Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in atomic physics from the University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and heads a research group that studies electron and neutrino physics.

For more information, email the Department of Physics or call 438-8756.