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Physics News


The search for Little Green Men in the night sky

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, March 6. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Love burns bright in the stars at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, Feb. 14. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Clear skies inside for scouts visiting Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium recently welcomed Cub Scout Pack 88 from Montoursville, and Girl Scout Service Unit 624 from the greater Williamsport area for a series of educational and entertaining events. These events were organized by the new Detwiler Planetarium director, Lauren Balliet.

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Research team finds wealth tax can reduce number of poor

An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from Lycoming College have come together to co-author an article which has been published in the journal Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. Both students and faculty from the departments of economics and physics at the small liberal arts and sciences institution collaborated for the study, which examined how the distribution of wealth is affected by tax and redistribution strategies.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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See the red planet through the eyes of Opportunity Rover at Lycoming College

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on April 5th. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Examine the night skies from a different point of view at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on March 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Explore New Horizons findings at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Feb. 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Experience the life cycle of a star at the Lycoming College Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Dec. 7. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Glimpse into unseen skies at the Lycoming College Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Nov. 2. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College planetarium show to explore features and phenomena of the sun

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on October 5th. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Discover the Big Bang, Gravity and Climate Change at Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on May 4. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College student-faculty research published in physics journal

Lycoming College physics majors Brianna Zawadzki ’18 and Tom Osborne ’18, and Christopher Kulp, Ph.D., professor of physics and chair of the department of astronomy and physics at Lycoming College, co-authored a paper published in prominent academic journal The Physical Review E, in August. Their paper, “Using missing ordinal patterns to detect nonlinearity in time series data,” explains a new way to determine the type of equations, linear or nonlinear, needed to model a system by analyzing data measured from the system. Understanding the type of equations that govern a system’s behavior is an important first step in building predictive mathematical models of that system. While the paper looked specifically at data measured from a laser, sunspot data and electroencephalogram data, the technique can work on a wide variety of different types of systems from fields as diverse as physics, biology, engineering and even finance.

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Lycoming College students inducted into national physics honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the National Physics Honor Society, is proud to announce its largest number of inductees since the chapter was started in 1973.

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