Physics Department Symposium: 28 April 2024

A Stellar Legacy:
A Symposium Commemorating Professor John Cotton’s Journey in Astronomy.

Featuring guest speaker, astronomer Fritz Benedict

Dear SMU Physics Friends and Alumni,

On behalf of the SMU Physics Department, we are pleased to invite you to the 2024 Physics Symposium, “A Stellar Legacy: A Symposium Commemorating Professor John Cotton’s Journey in Astronomy.”

We will look back across John’s 50+ years at SMU, and also look ahead to upcoming astrophysics and cosmology research in the Physics Department.

The symposium will be held on Sunday evening, April 28, 2024, on the SMU campus [Reservations Required]. The reception will be at 6 p.m., dinner will start at 6:30 p.m., the lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m., and we’ll finish by 8:30 p.m.

Please hold the date, and the above reservation link will be open from 15 to 22 April 2024.
Should you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Ms. Yentel Payne (214-768-2495 or ypayne@smu.edu)

Join us at the crossroads of SMU Astronomy and history.

Thanks again, and we hope you can join us.

Sincerely, the SMU Physics Department


2024 Eclipse: 8 April 2024 [click 4 details]

Join us at SMU for the 2024 Total Eclipse

Dear SMU Physics Friends and Alumni,

Please join us in front of Dallas Hall or near the Late Fountain at Airline Garage on Monday 8 April 2024 for the total eclipse.

The eclipse will begin at 12:20pm and the total eclipse will last for approximately 4 minutes starting at 1:40pm.

Eclipse glasses, pinhole projectors, telescopic views of the eclipse, and more will be available.

Thanks again, and we hope you can join us.

Sincerely, the SMU Physics Department