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BREAKING OTTERBEIN PHYSICS NEWS

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Prof. Trittmann was apparently abducted by aliens who mutilated his head.  He appears in good spirits. IMG_1648

 

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

October 27th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

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Operation Physics 2014-15

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“Thanks for making 72 hours of physics FUN!!”  — Evaluation comment from OP2 summer2014

Riding the hovercraft...

Riding the hovercraft…

 

Written by David Robertson

August 1st, 2014 at 10:54 am

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Mathematical beauty has similar effect on the brain as great art or music

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Recent research at University College London indicates that people who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music.  There may thus be a neurobiological basis to beauty.

Read more here.

Written by David Robertson

August 1st, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Side by Side with the Columbus Symphony

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Prof. Robertson playing 2nd oboe with the Columbus Symphony in their "Side by Side with the CSO" outreach event.

Prof. Robertson plays 2nd oboe with the Columbus Symphony in their “Side by Side with the CSO” outreach event.

Written by David Robertson

April 29th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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Lunar Eclipse at Fermilab

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While on graveyard shift on MINERvA, I went outside for a minute to shoot a picture of the rust-colored moon during the lunar eclipse. You can see it here, just to the left of Wilson Hall at night.IMG_1249_smaller

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

April 15th, 2014 at 7:37 am

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OP2: Operation Physics is on again for 2014-15

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The Ohio Board of Regents has approved funding for a fifth year of OP2: Operation Physics for Middle Grades Science Teachers. This program brings to Otterbein a group of 30 (mainly) middle school physical science teachers for an intensive course in basic physics principles with lots of hands-on activities.

OP2ers fire golf ball trebuchets.

OP2ers fire golf ball trebuchets at the Science Center windows. Prof. Robertson directs fire.

Written by David Robertson

March 5th, 2014 at 2:05 am

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Pic: Reinhard at the presser

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Written by Nathaniel Tagg

February 28th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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Interesting pedagogical note of the day

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“Scaffolded” learning may be the wrong approach after all.

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

February 27th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

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Your Daiy Dose of Physics Arrogance :-)

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It's funny because it's true ;-)

Written by David Robertson

February 18th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

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BBC covers the LBNE (Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment)

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Note the MicroBooNE experiment showing up around 1:20!

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

February 15th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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