Full Listing of PAIN News and Events for 2013:|
Friday 17th May, Demotroupe! Unfortunately our clown has injured their back and will be out of action this week. So instead this week we will be entertained by UQ’s famous Demo Troupe in Parnell 222 at 5pm.
Friday 17th May, Join the Circus! This week’s Error Bar is all about Circus Physics! Come along and learn to juggle or ride a unicycle (you might accidently learn something too!). We will meet as usual at the Physics Tea-Room at 5pm on Friday. CANCELLED! You can still watch the vid's though!
Friday 10th May, Time Travel FAQ: This week’s Errorbar we will kicking our feet up and watching the British Comedy Frequently asked Questions About Time Travel [don’t worry, it’s not too educational]. ;) The movie will be shown at 5pm this Friday (10th May) in Parnell (Bld 7) lecture theatre Rm 222.
Friday 3rd May, Explosions & Holograms. Do you like explosions? Have you ever wanted to create a hologram? If so then this week’s Errorbar is for you! The theme of this week is Microwaves & Holograms which entails: testing the speed of light, seeing what happens when things (that shouldn’t be put in microwaves) get nuked in a microwave, and finally drawing your own hologram (which you can then cherish forever and show to your grandchildren). It will all be kicking off at 5pm this Friday (3rd May) in the Physics Tearoom. Hope to see you there!
UPDATED! Friday 26th, trip to the cinema to see Ironman III: The results from our Facebook poll are in and it has been unanimously decided that we will be going to the 6.15pm 2D session of Ironman III at Southbank cinemas. You can pre-purchase your own ticket online or come see Carolyn, Cait, or Henry and they will purchase a ticket for you (in exchange for money). PAIN is holding a sausage sizzle at the top of Cooper’s Road on Wednesday, so you can purchase tickets (and sausages) then or otherwise you can probably find one of the three musketeers in the Physics Tea Room during the day. Alternately you can email Henry at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will take care of your ticket. Hope to see you there!
Friday 26th, trip to the cinema to see Ironman III: For something different, this week’s Errorbar will be off-campus as we head to the Southbank cinemas to see Ironman III. We currently have a poll running on our Facebook page where members can vote for the 2D or 3D session (either way it will be at around 6.15pm this Friday). We will meet at the tea-room around 5pm and then head down to the UQ Lake’s Bus stop to catch a lift into Southbank. Regarding tickets, it is unlikely anyone will be able to purchase tickets at the session so we are going to pre-order tickets. This means you are welcome to purchase your own ticket, when you find out what session we are going to. For people who can't purchase their own, we will purchase one for you. You need to see one of the EXECUTIVES, so Carolyn, Henry, or Cait, (who will most likely be in the Tea Room) and pay them and they will write you a receipt for the ticket amount. We will also take your name down to keep a list of people we purchased tickets for. Or email Henry at: email@example.com, and he will take care of your ticket. Note that we need to wait to see what session we are going to before you can purchase tickets. Further announcements wil be made on the PAIN mailing list. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke1Y3P9D0Bc
Build an electronic gizmo, Friday 19th: The error bar this Friday is building an electronic gizmo, a Theremin. This a weird musical instrument invented by Lev Sergeyevich Termen (Westernised: Léon Theremin), who also did work for the KGB bugging foreign embassies during the cold war. You will use real electronic components, a real soldering iron, and real solder containing real lead. (Ummm... real lead!) WASH HANDS! Pizza and cans of soft drink will be available at $1.00 each afterwards. 7-208, 5:00PM, Friday 19th. BYO cat. (NO, DON'T. Really, don't bring a cat.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbpq5CI_w5g
Trivia night this Friday 12th! This Friday is the most trivial Error Bar of the semester. Yes that's right, it's Stevo's Trivia! Q: Will Stevo arrive on time? A: We think so. Q: Will fun be had? A: You betcha! Q: Will there be pizza and cans of soft drink at $1.00 each? A: Always. 7-326, 5:00PM, Friday 12th. Don't let this happen to you. The pic is here. Note incorrect date (Josh!).
Sagan and Feynman videos, Tue 26th: PAIN and UQ skeptics invite you to a screening of some Carl Sagan Cosmos, and Richard Feynman lectures, to be held on Tuesday 26th March, 5:00~7:00PM, 42-115. That's a shiny new lecture theatre in refurbished Prentice.
Lunacy on Thur 28th, 5:00PM: This Thursday PAIN is screening the Sci-fi drama "Moon", 7-326, 5:00PM.
Trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twuScTcDP_Q
IMDB is here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/
Stirling engine Error Bar, Fri 22nd March: This Friday, build a working Stirling engine. Thermodynamics + a soft drink can + bits and pieces can be used to build an actual working engine. Commence 5:00PM Friday 22nd March, 7-208, ΦTR, to be accompanied by pizza and soft drink. Here is one we prepared earlier. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7dNb4G77Jk
What does a physicist do? Wed 20th March: PAIN invites you to a talk, Wednesday 20th March 5:00PM 7-234. We will have a theoretical, experimental, observational and computational physicist on hand to tell you what physicists do every day. There will be pizza afterwards, and the opportunity to chat with our guest speakers. (Ahhh! This is what a physicist does. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy8EsHZr6DI)
Error Bar for Friday 15th is PI appreciation: (Ok, 3.14 was Thursday but...) Celebrate pi, bring pi themed pie or other food, recite pi to many digits, and generally have 3.141592653589793 related fun. This happens in the tea room, ΦTR, Parnell 7-302 at 5:00PM, and will be followed by a screening of the documentary "The Singularity" in 7-302. Info on the movie is here: http://thesingularityfilm.com/the-film/
BIG WEDNESDAY 6th: This Wednesday, that's TODAY, PAIN is hosting a BBQ at the Grassy Knoll (outside Duhig library), 10:30 to 2:30! First year students get a free sausage, but all are welcome. Meet the PAIN team for 2013! If that isn't enough, 5:00PM, Forgan Smith, E107, we will be showing "Decay", the zombie movie which was filmed at CERN. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Pizza and soft drinks will be available afterwards. (Run time is 75 minutes.) The pic is here.
Error Bar for Friday 8th is logic puzzles, board games, riddles and other exciting ways to test your wits, Parnell 7-302 5:00PM Friday the 8th. Pizza and soft drinks will be available afterwards.
Now twice as social! PAIN's team of Social Convenors has now doubled with the addition of Iulia Popa-Mateiu and Josh Melsom. Email the team or find them on the admin page.
ILLEGIBLE HANDWRITING? If you joined PAIN on Market Day and have NOT received an email from Prez Carolyn welcoming you to the club, it is because we could not decipher your handwriting. If you are in this category please email the exec and we will add you to the mailing list.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Fri 1st March: This is the first error bar for the year. The new exec and social convenors will be introduced, and PAIN's plans for the year will be discussed. The ice cream will be cold, the people will be friendly, and fun will be had! 7-208, ΦTR, 5:00 PM Friday 1st March. The pic is here.
Free BBQ for 1st year students Wed 6th March: Welcome to UQ and PAIN! Come and have a free sausage with us, 10:30 to 2:30, "Grassy Knoll", outside Duhig library. Meet the PAIN team for 2013! The pic is here.
Market day - Wednesday 20th February. Come visit the PAIN stall, usually located not far from Parnell. Join or renew your membership for just $2. What can you get for $2 these days? PAIN membership is what you can get! Volunteers are also required to man the stall. Please contact the exec if you are able to help, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Carolyn's Latex tutorial - Friday 22nd February. This tutorial will be held in 7-209 (long lab) 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Latex is a computer typesetting and document formatting language, and is a defacto standard in science. Create good looking documents without Microsoft Office. Bring your own laptop and get Latex software installed.
Happy Next Orbit! 2013 has arrived, and it begins with a double dose of cosmology.
A Universe from Nothing, Wed 20th Feb. Internationally known theoretical physicist Prof Lawrence Krauss from Arizona State University will deliver this talk, Abel Smith Building #23, Auditorium 1, 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start. This lecture will go for one hour.
Click here to register. Fully Booked!
The Accelerating Universe, Thur 21st Feb. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics Prof Brian Schmidt will deliver this talk, Raybould Lecture Theatre 1 Building #50, Room T203, 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Click here to register. The pic is here.
Wrapping up 2012:
Happy Next Orbit. Formal activities have concluded for 2012. We will be back in 2013 with the shiny new exec putting even more errors into the Error Bars, more Phun into the Physics, and more pizza into the slices. Hint: Ours is the third one out.
Archive of PAIN activities for 2012 can be found here: News, Physics and Phun Mailing List Physics Illustrated Error Bar List
Exec contact details: Your exec for 2013 is President Carolyn Wood (she of social convenor fame from 2012), Treasurer Henry Nourse and Secretary Cait Adams. Social convenors for 2013 are Ben Duffus and Geoff Bonning. Email the team at <email@example.com> or look at the admin page.