PROFS Lecture Series

PROFS Lecture Series

PROFS--Professors Reaching Out For Students--is a monthly lecture series sponsored by the Center for Campus Involvement (the Center) and Mortar Board Honors Society involving professors from various fields speaking on their current research or interests. It's a great way to earn brownie points with professors, earn extra credit and learn something new!

The January PROFS features Gregory Tarle, a distinguished professor at the University of Michigan who teaches introductory physics. His research interests include the study of dark energy, dark matter, and high energy electrons. On January 22nd, he will present on the topic of dark energy. Dark energy is a relatively new topic in research only discovered 10 years ago. It has been determined that 80% of space consists of dark energy and one of Professor Tarle's goals is to determine the characteristics of dark energy.

PROFS was founded during the 2000-2001 academic year with the purpose of connecting faculty and students outside the classroom. Professors are invited to present on their research or area of expertise and then engage in a dialogue with participants. These lectures are open to the campus community and free refreshments are provided.

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