Fall 2007 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, Sept. 3, 4:30pm
Dr. Carolyn Sealfron - West Chester University
"Gravity on Cosmological Scales"


Monday, Sept. 17, 4:30pm
Welcome Back Majors - Colloquium and BBQ!
Karen Younkins - "No Moon, Just Sun"
Giles Howlett - "Investigating the Force Applied by Miniature Magnetic Tweezers Through Optical Trapping"


Monday, Oct. 1, 4:30pm
Student Summer Research Projects
Kristin Jekielek - "High Frequency Dynamics in Magnetic Nanopillars"
Sean Brannon - "Non-thermal Plasma Effects on Hydrogasification of Coal"


Monday, Oct. 29, 4:30pm
Dr. Michael Eracleous - Pennsylvania State University
"Observing Dynamical Phenomona in Accretion Disks Around Supermassive Black Holes"


Monday, November 19, 4:30pm
Sigma-Pi-Sigma Induction Ceremony

Elizabeth Bouzarth '03 - Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina
"An Introduction to Modeling Biologically Motivated Fluid Motion"


Monday, Dec. 3, 4:30pm
Senior Research Talks!

Lindsay Ljundquist - "V723 Cas: The Once and Future Nova"
Ritoban Basu Thakur - "Driven Intrinsic Localized Modes in a Coupled Pendulum Array"
Michael Murphy - "Building the Femtosecond Laser Lab"


Tuesday, Dec. 4, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Nickolas Evagelou, Giles Howlett, and Sean Diamond - "Measuring Ferrofluid Surface Tension: Method in Crisis?"
Karen Younkins, Colin Dew-Becker, Kaloyan Todorov - "Classification of Ferrofluid Shapes in a Hele-Shaw Cell"
James Martin - "Determining Transformation Coefficients from McDonald Observatory"


Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Sarah Sleyman, Tom Schenck, and Jacob Heberling - "Modeling Bubble Deflation"
Sklyar Buckingham - "Optical Spectroscopy of AGN's"
Sean Brannon - "Computational Model of Electron Trajectories in the Radial B-Field of a Closed Door Drift Hall Thruster"
Kristina Gaff - "Investigating the Effect of the Discharge Current on the Radial Magnetic Field of a Hall Thruster"