Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Seminars Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Meyerhoff Auditorium (101 Ho Science Center). More details will be added to this schedule as they become available throughout the semester. September 3
- Welcome to Physics & Astronomy and Summer Research Poster Session September 10
- Cliff Johnson, University of Washington, "The PHAT Survey: Obtaining a Detailed View of Star Clusters and Stellar Populations in M31" September 17
- Summer Research Symposium for Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Representing the Physics & Astronomy Department: Shreeya Khadka '14, "Modeling Coupled Biological Neurons using Superconducting Circuitry" September 24
- Summer Research Student Talks: Kory Beach '15, "Exploring Complex Modes of Polarization"
; Jackson Angonga '15, "Parametric Analysis of the Josephson Junction Neuron"
; Matthew LeGro '15, "Oscillatory Synchronization in Josephson Junctions";
Claire Freehafer '15, "An All-Sky Camera for Geography and Astronomy"
; Brian Regan '15, Polarization Changes of Light Reflecting Off of Sea Shells" October 1
- Paul Cadden-Zimansky, Bard College, "The New Two-Dimensional Universe of Graphene" October 8
- Cherice Stevens, Queens College-CUNY, "Quasi-free electron energy in dense fluids: Evolution of experimental and theoretical techniques" October 15
- Fall recess (no seminar scheduled) October 22
- Summer Research Student Talks (Visualization Lab - Ho 401) - “Student Creations in a Dome for All Disciplines” October 29
- Jeff Carlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "The Galactic Food Chain: Using Stellar Substructures to Examine the Diet of the Milky Way" November 5
- Christopher Wilson, University of Ottawa, "Creating Light from the Vacuum: The Dynamical Casimir Effect"
- Kelly Henderson '09, The Efficiency Network, "The Revolution is Here - Culture Change in the Energy Industry and Beyond" November 26
- Thanksgiving Week (no seminar scheduled) January 28
- Kenneth Segall, Physics & Astronomy, Colgate University, “Moore’s Law: Shaping Our Generation”
February 4th - Beth Parks, Physics & Astronomy, Colgate University, “Our Energy Use: How Much, Why, and What Can We Do?”
February 11 - Chris Junium, Syracuse University (co-sponsored with Geology) “Understanding the carbon cycle and climate through Earth's history: lessons from stable isotopes” February 18
- Enrique Galvez, Physics & Astronomy, Colgate University, “Manipulation with Light”
February 25 - Katelyn Allers, Bucknell University, “Blurring the Definition of "Planet": Young, Isolated Brown Dwarfs”
March 4 - Todd Springer, Physics & Astronomy, Colgate University, "Quark Gluon Plasma: The Hottest Liquid in the Universe" March 11
- Gary Dickinson, College of New Jersey, “Shellfish in a Changing Ocean: Interactive effects of ocean acidification, temperature, and salinity on shell mechanics and structure”
- Physics Club - Town Hall Meeting April 1
- Visualization Lab Show: Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe"
April 8 - Kamil Ekinci, Boston University, “Nanoscale Mechanical Devices for Probing Physical Phenomena”
April 15 - Minjoon Kouh, Drew Univ. Physics, “Neural Computation: How the brain may be processing visual information” April 22
- Hans Moritz Gunther, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “Accretion, jets & winds: High Energy emission from young stars”