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Communication News Outreach

Science in the City: What a Trampoline Can Teach Us About the Unseen Universe

Prof. Jodi Cooley and I were very humbled and honored to be included in this year’s “Science in the City” program, hosted by the Dallas Morning News. The series is a partnership among The Dallas Morning News, SMU, UT Southwestern Medical Center, the Dallas-based education nonprofit talkSTEM, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth. We were very pleased to be able to share some of our wonder for the cosmos with our audience today, and we loved the questions from participants. We’re sorry there wasn’t time to try to discuss every one!

Prof. Cooley and I produced, with great assistance from SMU News and Communications experts, a short video showing how a simple model of the universe can teach us about gravity, black holes, and dark matter. This video was the centerpiece of our event today. Enjoy!

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News Outreach Research Teaching

A Tour of the SMU Physics Department

I was asked in the spring to put together a video for new, first-year undergraduate students, touring them through the SMU Physics Department. Please enjoy this virtual tour, from my perspective as a faculty member in the department. I am excited to welcome students, new and returning, to SMU this fall … regardless of how the pandemic forces us to interact.

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Outreach

The Uncertainty Principle Podcast

A podcast for our uncertain times, featuring readings from stories and articles (set to period music) that reflect the intersection of the unexpected and physics. Subscribe on FeedBurner or directly subscribe to the RSS feed for this podcast: https://people.smu.edu/ssekula/?feed=rss2&category_name=podcast/uncertainty-principle-podcast