Spring 2009 Physics Colloquium

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


Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30pm
Student Talks

Dan Barnak - "Intrinsic Localized Modes in a 2-D Bi-Inductance Lattice"
Zack Carson - "Lasing Around"
Francis Cressotti - "On a Platter: Looking for Discs"


Monday, Feb. 2, 4:30pm
Dr. Eric Jenson - Swarthmore College
"How Quickly do Planets Form?"


Monday, Feb. 23, 4:30pm
Dr. Kevin Rennert - AMS Congressional Science Fellow
"Physics, Climate Change, and Public Policy"


Monday, March 16, 4:30pm
Dr. Hans Pfister - Dickinson College
"In Pursuit of Cool Plasma Oscillations in a Hot Plasma Thruster"


Monday, March 30, 4:30pm
Dr. Mark Melanson - US Army
"Deployment Radiation Risks to U.S. Troops at the Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center during the Early Phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom"


Thursday, April 9, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Ritwik Niyogi - "Synchronization and Hebbian Learning in a Network of Coupled Neural Phase Oscillators"


Monday, April 13, 4:30pm
Senior Research Talks!

Jesse Abrams, Lindsay Currotto, Brendon Hurst, Brandon Jones and Erin Ryan - "Photon Quantum Mechanics"

Tuesday, April 14, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Liz McCadden - "The Mpemba Effect: How Can Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold?"
Katie Shrader - "Discovery of a Hot Spot on v723cas"


Monday, April 20, 4:30pm
Dickinson Science Student Research Symposium

Poster Session - Rector Science Complex Atrium


Thursday, April 30, 12:05pm
New Major Induction Ceremony

Come and meet the newest members of the Department!