Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (MSAAPT)




Mission Statement
To improve physics and physical science education
in the state of Mississippi.


NEWS

-- UM The Spring 2017 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) will be held on February 11th at St. Andrews Episcopal School in Jackson, MS.
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-- USM 80th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting - February 18-19, 2016

-- MSTA The Fall 2014 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) will be held during the 19 - 21 October 2014 in Jackson, MS at the MSTA meeting.

-- MSTA The Fall 2013 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) will be held during the 28 - 29 October 2013 in Jackson, MS at the MSTA meeting.

-- UM The Spring 2013 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) was held on 5-6 April 2013 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. This meeting was a joint meeting with the Socoiety of Physics Students — Zone 10 and the Mid South Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America.

-- MSTA The Fall 2012 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) was held on 29 October 2012 in Jackson, MS at the MSTA meeting.

-- UM The Spring 2012 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) was held on 13-14 April 2012 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

-- UM The Fall 2009 Meeting of the Mississippi Association of Physicists (Mississippi Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers) was held on 30-31 October 2009 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Mid South Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America.

-- UM A number of professors at the University of Mississippi were looking forward to the turn on of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where they are performing experiments to search for Higgs bosons, dark matter, and other exotic states at these new and high energies. The program has been delayed for 6 months due to a fault in the accelerator superconducting magnets train. Dr. Lucien Cremaldi and Dr. David Sanders recently visited CERN, where they heard the news first hand.

-- MSU to hold teacher training workshop for teaching physical sciences in the middle school classroom June 2-27 - MORE INFO...

-- MSU will also host a professional development workshop in industry education. This workshop is designed to help connect education with industry to better prepare students to enter the modern work force. MORE INFO...

-- At the recent MAS meeting in Olive Branch there were several very good papers presented by students from physics departments in our state. READ MORE...

-- Rainwater Observatory News Rainwater Observatory near French Camp has added a .65-meter Ritchey-Chretien research telescope. The telescope is housed in a 6-meter automated dome and operated from a heated/airconditioned control room. Rainwater is located in one of the six dark sky sites east of the Mississippi River.

Instrumentation includes an SBIG 1001 CCD camera, a Mallincam integrating video camera, an SBIG 402 self guiding spectroscope, and a 10 megapixel digital SLR modified for astrophotography. It can also be used visually and has an AstroPhysics refractor attached.

The facility is available for use by students, teachers, and amateur astronomers as part of the Los Cumbres Global Telescope Network. A guest bunk room and showers are available, as are 14 other telecopes, including the largest in the state, a 32 inch. For more information or to schedule a visit, call Jim Hill at 662-547-6377 or from the web site at http://www.rainwaterobsservatory.org