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Category Archives: 2011

The Sound of the Beginning: Echoes of the Big Bang in the Night Sky

Liam Mcallister

Date: Monday Nov. 14th, 2011 Speaker: Liam McAllister (String Theorist, Cornell University) Place:  Health & Public Affairs 125 Date:   Thursday, November 17, 2011 Time:   6.00pm Level:  Only high school math is required Website: goldmanlectures.com What powered the Big Bang?  How did galaxies come to be, and what explains the intricate patterns they form on the sky?  …Read more

Nanotechnology journal highlights UCF research

Source: COS News Blog Date: Thursday May. 12th, 2011 Research from UCF scientists was highlighted in the IOP Science Nanotechnology journal in the electronics and photonic category. You can view it by clicking here. Nanotechnology encompasses the understanding of the fundamental physics, chemistry, biology and technology of nanometre-scale objects. The article, “High Yield Fabrication of Chemically Reduced Graphene Oxide Field …Read more

Faculty staff campaign

Source: COS News Blog Date: Thursday May. 12th, 2011 This year’s faculty and staff contributions in the College of Sciences not only reached the expected goal, but exceeded it dramatically. Last year, COS raised just over $28,000 and this year COS came in at over $42,000! The college’s participation stayed fairly consistent down 1% from last year …Read more

Student research work recognized with awards

Source: COS News Blog Date: Wednesday May. 04th, 2011 Several students from the College of Sciences were recently awarded for their hard work at the 2011 UCF Graduate Research Forum. Their official award was for outstanding presentations. Joanna Fletcher,  an Anthropology student, won for her research titled “Monitoring the Applicability of Ground-Penetrating Radar on Detecting Shallow …Read more

Physics professor cited as expert in Orlando Sentinel

Source: COS News Date: Wednesday Apr. 20th, 2011 From Mike Thomas of the Orlando Sentinel. By the time Challenger exploded in 1986, it was painfully obvious the shuttle could not provide the routine access to space that we were promised. But because of the huge investment and lack of alternatives, we were locked into a lemon. The …Read more

UCF Developing National Model for Blended Online Courses

Source: UCF Newsroom Date: Monday Apr. 11th, 2011 The University of Central Florida is developing a national model for blended learning, a practice that combines web-based learning with traditional classroom instruction. The Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) awarded UCF a $250,000 grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others. NGLC is coordinated by EDUCAUSE, a …Read more

A Theory of Everything

Source: UCF Today Date: Monday Apr. 11th, 2011 Physicist Garrett Lisi will be presenting “A Geometric Theory of Everything” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Engineering 2, Room 102. In this talk, rich in graphics, Lisi will describe the fundamental geometry of our universe and some new ideas about unification. Everything in our universe is …Read more

UCF Recognizes Its ‘Eternal Knights’

Source: UCF Today Date: Wednesday Apr. 06th, 2011 The UCF community honored 14 students who passed away during the past academic year at the Eternal Knights Memorial Service on campus Wednesday. In its tenth year, Eternal Knights recognizes students’ family and friends as the university community joins together to remember loved ones and offer condolences. …Read more

UCF, Medical Community to Offer Free Cancer Risk Assessments

Source: UCF Today Date: Wednesday Apr. 06th, 2011 Cancer of the head and neck is the sixth most-common form of cancer in the United States. Yet, many people don’t recognize the symptoms of these life-threatening diseases, which can be easily treated if diagnosed early. The University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and …Read more

S. Goldman Lectures in Mathematical Physics

Source: Department of Physics Date: Wednesday Apr. 06th, 2011 A Geometric Theory of Everything When: April 14, 2011 Time: 5:30-7:00 PM Where: Engineering #2, Room 102 Abstract: Everything in our universe is composed of elementary particle fields interacting according to the laws of quantum physics. These balanced physical interactions correspond to the geometry of elegant mathematical structures twisting …Read more