Physics students gathering for conference Oct. 7-10


A four-day conference will gather student researchers in physics and related disciplines to connect them with their peers at other universities and leading scientists in their field.

This year's Conference for Students in Physics is Oct. 7-10 on UNL's City Campus. It will feature presentations and panel discussions aimed at helping young people, particularly women and other underrepresented groups, get on the path to a career in physics.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the laser, the upcoming conference's theme is "Laserpalooza." Participants will have opportunities to learn about the impact of the laser in all areas of science, recent trends and the development of record-breaking new lasers.

Conference participants will have opportunities to present their research results to their peers, share experiences with other students, visit laboratories in UNL's new physical sciences building and get advice about pursuing careers in physics.

The conference is held in conjunction with LaserFest at UNL's Mueller Planetarium. LaserFest will feature music-themed laser shows Oct. 8-10.

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- Jean Ortiz Jones

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