## Fall 2003 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*.

Theresa Sparacio - "Teaching Java to Everyone"

Jonathan Drake - "Experiences at an Amateur-Run Observatory in France"

Jennifer Connely - "New Photometric Observation and Analysis of M18"

Dr. Martin Ligare - Bucknell University

"Faster than a speeding Photon! Slower than a bicycle! What's going on with the speed of light?"

Dr. Chris Burns - Swarthmore College

"Gravitational Lenses: Einsteinâ€™s Distorted View of the Universe"

Dr. Karen Daniels - Duke University

"Pattern Formation in Inclined Layer Convection"

Dr. Greg Voth - Wesleyan College

"Geometric Structures in Mixing Fluids: Revealing the Building Blocks of Chaos"

Dr. Douglas Hamilton - University of Maryland

"The Origins of Planetary Spins"

Greg Rydzak and Chris Kerestes - "Exploring Magnetic Resonance Through YIG"

Jonathan Drake - "A Photometric Study of Phocaea Group Asteroid 1584 Fuji"

Scott Robison and Theresa Sparacio - "Modeling Single Finger Formation in 2-Dimensional Ferrofluids"

David Young - "Feedback on Discrete Non-linear Electrical Transmission Lines"

Adam Skillings - "Localized Excitations in Discrete Lattices"

Matt Yanos - "Ice Thickness and Wavelength on Europa"

Glen Wall and Gina Troiano - "Optical Tweezers"

JoEllen McBride - "Intermediate Velocity Clouds"

Jennifer Connelly - "Eclipsing Binaries: CCD Photometry and Analysis of Several Contact and W Ursae Majoris Type Binary Systems"

**Monday, Sept. 22, 4:30pm**

Student Research Talks!Student Research Talks!

Theresa Sparacio - "Teaching Java to Everyone"

Jonathan Drake - "Experiences at an Amateur-Run Observatory in France"

Jennifer Connely - "New Photometric Observation and Analysis of M18"

**Monday, October 6, 4:30pm**Dr. Martin Ligare - Bucknell University

"Faster than a speeding Photon! Slower than a bicycle! What's going on with the speed of light?"

**Monday, October 20, 4:30pm**Dr. Chris Burns - Swarthmore College

"Gravitational Lenses: Einsteinâ€™s Distorted View of the Universe"

**Monday, October 27, 4:30pm**Dr. Karen Daniels - Duke University

"Pattern Formation in Inclined Layer Convection"

**Monday, November 3, 4:30pm**Dr. Greg Voth - Wesleyan College

"Geometric Structures in Mixing Fluids: Revealing the Building Blocks of Chaos"

**Monday, November 17, 4:30pm**Dr. Douglas Hamilton - University of Maryland

"The Origins of Planetary Spins"

**Monday, Dec. 8, 4:30pm**

Student Research Talks!Student Research Talks!

Greg Rydzak and Chris Kerestes - "Exploring Magnetic Resonance Through YIG"

Jonathan Drake - "A Photometric Study of Phocaea Group Asteroid 1584 Fuji"

Scott Robison and Theresa Sparacio - "Modeling Single Finger Formation in 2-Dimensional Ferrofluids"

**Tuesday, Dec. 9, 12:05pm**

Student Research Talks!Student Research Talks!

David Young - "Feedback on Discrete Non-linear Electrical Transmission Lines"

Adam Skillings - "Localized Excitations in Discrete Lattices"

Matt Yanos - "Ice Thickness and Wavelength on Europa"

**Thursday, Dec. 11, 12:05pm**

Student Research Talks!Student Research Talks!

Glen Wall and Gina Troiano - "Optical Tweezers"

JoEllen McBride - "Intermediate Velocity Clouds"

Jennifer Connelly - "Eclipsing Binaries: CCD Photometry and Analysis of Several Contact and W Ursae Majoris Type Binary Systems"