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Fri 12/4

ASTRONOMY LECTURE at SUNYSB   7:30PM, ESS001 Takamitsu Tanaka  “Supermassive black holes: the most powerful and ancient objects in the Universe”

Fri 12/11

PHYSICS LECTURE at SUNYSB 7:30PM, ESS001   Dmitri Kharzeev  “Chirality: from ancient Egypt to tomorrow's technologies” Chirality (or "handedness") is a ubiquitous notion in science, from biology to the physics of the Universe. It holds the key to understanding many mysteries of the quantum world, and opens amazing possibilities for tomorrow's technologies

Sat 12/12

LIPTA EXEC COMMITTEE MEETING - 9AM to 12 noon, in Bayport this month.  ALL LIPTA members are invited to join us in planning/running future LIPTA events.


Dan Fullerton's 4/25/2015 LIPTA Spring Conference Presentation (about making an effective web site)


NEWS FLASH!  LIPTA member (and Master Teacher) Gillian Winters wins the 2015 Paul W. Zitzewitz  Excellence in Pre-College Teaching Award


6 Long Island Physics Teachers are now NYS Master Teachers!  

Richard Gearns, Sachem HS East

Justin King, Commack HS

Keith Lundquist, Huntington HS

Jaime Rogers, Walt Whitman HS

Richard Slesinski, Syosset HS

Gillian Winters, Smithtown East HS  


LIPTA is now on Facebook! Go HERE  


Tesla Museum - Shoreham  $1.37 million dollars was raised from 33,254 contributors to buy Tesla's Wardencliffe laboratory in Shoreham and construct a museum there.

On Tesla's 158th birthday, Elon Musk pledged $1x10^6 for the effort to fully restore and operate the museum. (cnn article)


LIPTA Fall Conference

Noah Segal of the Trinity School, NYC spoke about teaching special relativity

His presentation

The handouts

Interactive program: Minkowski diagrams

Interactive program: rockets passing each other

See pictures from the conference

We made a miniature Tesla Coil - see a video

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