Fall 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, Sept. 5, 4:30pm
Welcome back gathering for Physics Majors and Friends


Monday, Sept. 19, 4:30pm
Student Research Projects

Mike Deceglie - "Optical Antennas for Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy"
Sean Casey - "The University of Maryland Energy Research Facility"
Evan Howlett - "The Synchronization of Metronomes"
Ritoban Basu Thakur - "Nonlinear Microwave Studies on YIG Crystals"


Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:00pm
Glover Memorial Lecture
Dr. David Lee - Nobel Laureate, Cornell University
"Superconductivity and Superfluidity: A Century of Discovery"


Monday, Oct. 10, 4:30pm
Dr. Catrina M. Hamilton-Drager - Mount Holyoke College
"What's All This Fuss About a Star That Winks?"


Monday, November 7, 4:30pm
Dr. Ken Krebs - Franklin and Marshall College
"Optical Studies of Solution-Grown Materials: From Tailored Ferroelectrics to Nanophosphors"


Monday, November 21, 4:30pm
Sigma-Pi-Sigma Induction Ceremony

Sean Finnegan - Ph.D. Candidate, University of West Virginia
"Using baffles to measure wiggles that cause fusion plasmas to fizzle"


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

Mike Deceglie and Jeremy Lyon - "Computer Generated Holographic Optical Tweezers"
Sean Casey - "Optical Transition Radiation from 10keV Electrons"

Thursday, Dec. 8, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Ashley Douglass and Jean-Marie Thomas - "The Effects of Driving Forces on Audio Synchronization"
Narelle Hillier - "Width of a Ferrofluid Finger: Hysteresis and Multiple Energy Minima"
Maria Schrautemyer - "The Cataclysmic Variable Star RW Trianguli"