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*.

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!

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!

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!

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 Ceremony

Come and meet the newest members of the Department!