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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.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: NOVEMBER 24, 2014
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
| Janaury 26, 2015
|| Dr Steven Hauck
Update: MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
| February 23, 2015
|| Dr Jeffrey Dyck
Condensed Matter Physics Thermoelectrics
John Carroll University Physics
| March 23, 2015
|| Dr Nicole Steinmetz
Physics of Bacteriophages
| April 27, 2015
|| Dr Nigel Brush
Archeology, Climate Change and Physics
| June 1, 2015
|| Dr. Jay Reynolds
President Cleveland Astronomical Society
DAWN Spacecraft: Rendezvous with asteroid CERES
Cleveland State University Physics
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