MODERN OPTICS and the NATURE OF LIGHT
Each year, the Department of Physics at Lawrence University hosts a weekend workshop for high school seniors with interests in physics. The thirty-first Lawrence Physics Workshop will be held in 2017 on Saturday, February 25. Participants will arrive sometime on Friday, February 24, check in with their student hosts for the weekend, and gather in the late afternoon for a welcoming reception, dinner, and departmental open house. Assisted by members of the physics faculty and by several current Lawrence physics majors, participants will on Saturday work in various departmental laboratories to perform six to eight experiments in several areas. The workshop will conclude formally at about 4:30 PM on Saturday.
The faculty and students in the physics department at Lawrence University host this annual workshop in order to showcase our physics program to prospective physics students in hopes that many of the attendees will choose to study physics at Lawrence. We have a top-notch physics program that can prepare you for a career in research, teaching, engineering, and other technical fields.
This year's workshop has the theme of Exploring the Nature of Light. Participants in the past workshops performed a variety of experiments and computational exercises such as: