Brooke – Astronomy & Astrophysics

Where Does the Time Go? One Student’s Time Management Tips

Where Does the Time Go? One Student’s Time Management Tips

Source: EarningDiary Time management – the bane of everyone’s existence. I know, at least for me, that at the end of every day I have never accomplished everything I intended to do. There are those productive days [...]

Lightning Strike: Don’t Be Nature’s Conductor!

Lightning Strike: Don’t Be Nature’s Conductor!

(Picture credit: Cosmicconvergence.org) While working for Dr. Dwyer in the Geospace Physics Lab here at Florida Tech, I came across a very interesting article about some lesser known effects of being struck by lightning. So I [...]

Florida Tech Physics Takes On Homecoming Parade

Florida Tech Physics Takes On Homecoming Parade

(Pictured: SPS/SEDS members at the homecoming parade 2013. Left to right: Kim Walton, Chris Bahr, Brooke Adams, John Bohanon, Ari Fainstain, and Laurence Tognetti) From a very young age, I could be found singing “We’re off [...]

Science is the New Rock and Roll

Science is the New Rock and Roll

(Photo credit: Clizbeats.com)  Back in high school, everyone always seemed to imply that once you had chosen your major for college, your life was set and everything would be a straight shot from there. But then [...]

Bohemian Gravity and String Theory?

Bohemian Gravity and String Theory?

String theory. Who hasn’t heard of it, right? A few weeks ago, a YouTube video about string theory swept through our physics department. The video is called “Bohemian Gravity,” an acapella re-write of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by [...]

Inside the Growling Twister

Inside the Growling Twister

Society of Physics Students/Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (or SPS/SEDS) at Florida Tech hosted our first Bad Science Movie Night of the school year. In this activity we watch a movie and everyone [...]

That Can’t Be Right! – A Look into Relativity

That Can’t Be Right! – A Look into Relativity

(Photo credit Space.com) A whole lot didn’t happen this week, so I am going to explain a really cool physics problem* we went over while studying relativity. I am currently in Modern Physics (PHY 2003), taught [...]

From 5,300 to 13.8 Billion: The Age of Our Universe

From 5,300 to 13.8 Billion: The Age of Our Universe

Artist’s rendition of the Big Bang from How Stuff Works. The first public physics lecture of the semester was given by Dr. Batcheldor.  It was called “The Age of the Universe.” Dr. Batcheldor started out by [...]

NASA’s Plans for Deep Space Travels

NASA’s Plans for Deep Space Travels

SLS Rocket Ever since the shuttle program ended, I have heard many people say something along the lines of “It’s too bad NASA is going out of business.” It is true many people lost their jobs, [...]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Super Moon!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Super Moon!

(Picture courtesy of: http://tinyurl.com/mdscyfl) We’ve all seen a full moon. They happen at the time of the month when the Sun, Earth and moon line up and the Sun’s light bounces off the moon for all [...]