Spring 2005 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*.

 

Monday, Feb. 7, 4:30pm - Postponed again!
Dr. Priscilla Laws - Dickinson College
"Chaotic dynamics in an introductory physics experiment"

 

Monday, Feb. 14, 4:30pm
Dr. Priscilla Laws - Dickinson College
"Chaotic dynamics in an introductory physics experiment"

 

Monday, Feb. 28, 4:30pm
Melanie Cluss - "Physics & Dance: An Indirect Measurement of the Lateral Force on a Dancer's Patella"

 

Monday, March 7, 4:30pm
Vera Sazonova - Cornell University
"The Physics of Carbon Nano-Tubes"

 

Monday, March 28, 4:30pm
Dr. David Collins - Bucknell University
"Quantum Computing with Ensembles"

 

Monday, April 11, 4:30pm
Jonathan Wrubel - Cornell University
"Oh, the Places You Will Go: Five Fundamental Concepts of Physics"

 

Monday, April 25, 4:30pm
Drs. Brian Peterson & Lars English - Dickinson College
"Squirrels, Trees, and Disease: The Physics of Networks and Applications"

 

Monday, May 2, 4:30pm
Senior Research Talks!

Nathan Fahrenbach & Chris Brockunier - "The Lorenz Water Wheel"
Geoff Keiser and Jonathan Bass - "Asteroid Photometry"

Tuesday, May 3, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Linnea Engstrom - "Circuit Implementation of the Lorenz Equations"
Brandon Tirrell, Mike Ditzler, & Lindsay Spilman-Ehrsam - "Design and Construction of a Stirling Engine"

 

Wednesday, May 4, 4:30pm
Senior Research Talks!

Rob Webb - "Multiple Representations in Teaching Physics"
Ben Mezick and Rodd Pribik - "Refining Optical Tweezers"

Thursday, May 5, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Joey Ferretti and Brian McGlinchey - "Design, Construction, and Experimental Analysis of a Tunable Helmholtz Resonator"
Katherine Short - "Analysis of a Jumping Horse"
Matthew Dackman and Brett McGeehan - "Plasma Dynamics and Activation of a Closed-Drift Hall Thruster"