## Spring 2008 Physics Colloquium

Unless otherwise noted, lunch is served 15 minutes before each colloquium. Colloquium schedules from other semesters can be found at the *Colloquium Archive*.

Dr. Michael Morgan - University of Wisconsin, Madison

"The Use of Numerical Weather Prediction Model Output in the Enterprise of Forecasting"

Dr. Catrina Hamilton-Drager - Dickinson College

"Reflected Light from Sand Grains in the Terrestrial Zone of a Protoplanetary Disk"

Derek Moulton - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware

"The Mathematics of Soap Films"

Dr. Lars English - Dickinson College

"Keep it Together - The Science of Self-Confined Waves"

Lindsey Ljungquist - "Photometric Observations of the Nova V723 Cas

Ritoban Basu Thakur - "Experimental Studies of Intrinsic Localized Modes in Coupled Anharmonic Oscillators"

Sean Brannon - "Computational Model of Electron Drift in the Radial B-Field of a Closed Drift Hall Thruster"

James Martin - "An Exercise in Photometry: Observations and Date Reduction of NGC-2362"

Jacob Heberling, Tom Schenck, Sara Sleyman - "Modeling Bubble Deflation for Steady Laminar Flow"

Skylar Buckingham - "Spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei"

Kristy Gaff - "Exploration of the Coupling Oscillation in a Plasma Hall Thruster"

Michael Murphy - "Multiphoton Microscopy"

Sean Diamond, Nicko Evagelou, Giles Howlett - "Ferrofluid Surface Tension: Measurement Techniques"

Colin Dew-Becker, Kaloyan Todorov, Karen Younkins - "Fractal Dimension Analysis of Ferrofluid Shapes in a Hele-Shaw Cell"

Charlie Conover - Colby College/National Science Foundation

"Control of Coherence and Population Transfer in Simple Quantum Systems"

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**Monday, Feb. 18, 4:30pm**Dr. Michael Morgan - University of Wisconsin, Madison

"The Use of Numerical Weather Prediction Model Output in the Enterprise of Forecasting"

**Monday, March 3, 4:30pm**Dr. Catrina Hamilton-Drager - Dickinson College

"Reflected Light from Sand Grains in the Terrestrial Zone of a Protoplanetary Disk"

**Monday, March 24, 4:30pm**Derek Moulton - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware

"The Mathematics of Soap Films"

**Wednesday, April 9, 4:30pm****Dickinson Science Student Research Symposium (HUB Social Hall)**Dr. Lars English - Dickinson College

"Keep it Together - The Science of Self-Confined Waves"

**Monday, April 14, 4:30pm**

Senior Research Talks!Senior Research Talks!

Lindsey Ljungquist - "Photometric Observations of the Nova V723 Cas

Ritoban Basu Thakur - "Experimental Studies of Intrinsic Localized Modes in Coupled Anharmonic Oscillators"

Sean Brannon - "Computational Model of Electron Drift in the Radial B-Field of a Closed Drift Hall Thruster"

James Martin - "An Exercise in Photometry: Observations and Date Reduction of NGC-2362"

**Tuesday, April 15, 12:05pm**

Senior Research Talks!Senior Research Talks!

Jacob Heberling, Tom Schenck, Sara Sleyman - "Modeling Bubble Deflation for Steady Laminar Flow"

Skylar Buckingham - "Spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei"

Kristy Gaff - "Exploration of the Coupling Oscillation in a Plasma Hall Thruster"

**Thursday, April 17, 12:05pm**

Senior Research Talks!Senior Research Talks!

Michael Murphy - "Multiphoton Microscopy"

Sean Diamond, Nicko Evagelou, Giles Howlett - "Ferrofluid Surface Tension: Measurement Techniques"

Colin Dew-Becker, Kaloyan Todorov, Karen Younkins - "Fractal Dimension Analysis of Ferrofluid Shapes in a Hele-Shaw Cell"

**Monday, April 21, 4:30pm**Charlie Conover - Colby College/National Science Foundation

"Control of Coherence and Population Transfer in Simple Quantum Systems"

**Thursday, May 1, 12:05pm**

New Major Induction CeremonyNew Major Induction Ceremony

Come and meet the newest members of the Department!