Akron Physics Club

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This WEB site is
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the University of Akron.

Meetings are at the
Tangier Restaurant, 532
West Market, Akron,


Welcome to the Akron Physics Club WEB site.

Club programs deal with current issues in Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Cosmology, Biology, and a host of other topics.

Several new speakers are scheduled each year to present topics of current scientific interest.



The Tangier Restaurant
532 West Market Street, Akron Ohio

6:00pm Socializing - 6:30pm Dinner - Program about 7:30pm
The charge for each dinner is $20

RESERVATIONS or REGRETS by Thursday, November 20th to:
Reservation Secretary: Bob Erdman: akron.physics.club@gmail.com
(330) 656-2275


    Dr. Andrew Tolley
Case Western Reserve University Physics

will be speaking on: 

Cosmic Acceleration and Gravity

Abstract: In recent years there has been a considerable effort to look for modifications to Einstein's theory of gravity at cosmological scales, motivated by the vexing puzzle of dark energy. One such approach looks into the possibility of giving the graviton, the fundamental exchange particle for the gravitational force, a mass. In the last few years we have seen the development of the first consistent theory of `massive gravity' in four dimensions. I will review how these ideas can be important for cosmology, for addressing the cosmological constant problem, and how to go about constructing such consistent theories of gravity and there observational implications.

The Speaker
: From 1995 to 1999, Andrew Tolley attended the Jesus College of Oxford University, graduating with a Masters in Physics, receiving First Class Honours, the highest mark in the university. From 1999 to 2003 he attended the Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University, receiving his Ph.D. in Theoretical Cosmology from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His Thesis Title was "From Big crunch to Big Bang". From 2006 to 2010 he was a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Perimeter Institute in Toronto, where he still does some work. In 2010 he accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include early universe cosmology, dark energy, strings and extra dimensions.

2014-2015 Season Meetings

 Date  Topic
 Janaury 26, 2015  Dr Steven Hauck
 Update: MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
 CWRU Geophysics
 February 23, 2015  Dr Jeffrey Dyck
 Condensed Matter Physics Thermoelectrics
 John Carroll University Physics
 March 23, 2015  Dr Nicole Steinmetz
 Physics of Bacteriophages
 CWRU/Biomedical Engineering
 April 27, 2015  Dr Nigel Brush
 Archeology, Climate Change and Physics
 Ashland University
 June 1, 2015  Dr. Jay Reynolds
 President Cleveland Astronomical Society
 DAWN Spacecraft: Rendezvous with asteroid CERES
 Cleveland State University Physics



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