SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS (SPS) ZONE 12 MEETING

Pittsburg State University - Department of Physics

April 23-24, 2010

Key Note Address

Mantle Convection Galaxy  
Fossil

 

A 62 Million-Year Cycle in Biodiversity

Adrian Melott

University of Kansas, Department of Physics and Astronomy

After decades of tantalizing partial results, the existence of periodicity in fossil biodiversity has finally been put on a firm statistical basis: there is a highly significant 62 Myr cycle in fossil biodiversity, with amazing agreement between independent analyses. I will present the results of my investigation into the validity of the finding, and what may be causing the regular variation-which raise yet more questions.

 

Program Schedule

Friday, April 23, 2010

3:30 - 4:30 PM Registration
4:30 - 5:00 PM Tour of the department
5:00 - 6:00 PM Future Faces of Physics Trivia Competition
6:00 - 7:30 PM Dinner (Local restaurants)
7:30 - 8:30 PM Keynote speaker:

     Adrian Melott,
Department of Physics & Astronomy,
 University of Kansas
"A 62 Million-Year Cycle in Biodiversity"

 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

8:30 - 9:00 AM Coffee, Muffins, & Cookies
9:00 - 10:30 AM Student Oral Presentations
10:30 - 11:00 AM Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius
11:00 - Noon Poster Presentations
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch (local restaurants) and departure

 

Registration

Registration Deadline:  April 9, 2010
Registration Fee:         $6 per person

Please send an email to Serif Uran and provide the following information:

Name (indicate student or advisor)
Institution/Affiliation
Presentation title
(indicate oral or poster)


The Registration fee can be paid in cash at the on-site registration or via check made payable to Society of Physics Students PSU and mailed to

Serif Uran
PSU Physics - SPS
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762
Voice: (620) 235-4395
Fax: (620) 235-4050

Accomodations

Comfort Inn & Suites

4009 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg
(620) 231-8800

Econo Lodge

2408 South Broadway, Pittsburg
(620) 231-8300

Holiday Inn Express

4011 Parkview Drive, Pittsburg
(620) 231-1177

Lamplighter Inn & Suites

4020 Parkview Drive, Pittsburg
(620) 231-8700