Upcoming and Past Events

The Department offers many public events during the year. Please visit our pages for updated information each semester.

The James Webb Space Telescope Mission, Extending the Legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope

March 29 | 6 PM Reception | 6:30 PM Lecture | University Center Theater

Join us to hear about "The James Webb Space Telescope Mission" (JWST) when NASA's Dr. Matthew Greenhouse, delivers our 4th annual Lois McGlothlin Donaldson Endowed Lecture in Physics. Free and open to the public | Convenient Parking in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage. More details about the event.



Please join us to celebrate Dr. Donald Franceschetti’s 35 years of service at University of Memphis, 4/27, 4 pm, Manning Hall.  Please RSVP by April 1st https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZMLT9QP

If you would like to send cards or messages for Dr. Franceschetti, they will be delivered to him then. 

MARCH 23, 2016 - SPS TRIVIA NIGHT - The 3rd Annual Trivia Night sponsored by the Society of Physics Students will be on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6-8 pm, in the River Room, UC 300. This fun even includes questions on science, pop culture, and general knowledge. Come see student research poster sessions! Enjoy free pizza and cookies! More Information

APRIL1, 2016 - FIRST LOIS MCGLOTHLIN DONALDSON ENDOWED LECTURE IN PHYSICS - The Department has received its first endowment to support an annual lecture in physics. At least every four years the topic will be in astrophysics. Dr. Eric Chaisson, the inaugural speaker from Harvard University, will deliver his lecture, "Cosmic Evolution and the Rise of Complexity in Nature," on April 1, 2016 in the UC Theater. Reception at 6:00 pm, lecture at 6:30 pm. Learn about Lois McGlothlin Donaldson and this memorial endowed lecture at https://www.memphis.edu/physics/news/lois-mcglothlin-donaldson.php