Friday Flyer - February 13, 2015

Spotlight on the University of California at Santa Cruz Center: The premier project of the Santa Cruz center over the past several years has been summer research with cosmic ray detectors. (Check out a cool abstract from this past summer here.) Stu Briber, a long-time QuarkNet member and Vicki Johnson and Tanmayi Sai, SCIPP, direct the effort. This year, UCSC is having their first-ever international masterclass on March 14. The UCSC QuarkNet effort is supported by the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) and, of course, mentors Jason Nielsen and Steve Ritz. 

News from QuarkNet Central: Another QuarkNet an der Elbe has hit the virtual newstands. Read it while the virtual ink is still virtually drying.

Physics Experiment Roundup: Two New Particles Enter the Fold (from the APS)

Resources: Canyon cut by short, savage floods - Find the cosmic ray connection in this story about catastrophic flooding in Iceland. (from the BBC)

QuarkNet Staff Teachers:
Ken Cecire:
Tom Jordan:
Bob Peterson: