Fall 2004 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. 6, 4:30pm
Student Summer Research Talks!

Sean Casey, Ashley Douglass, Linnea Engstrom, and Rodd Pribik will talk about their summer REU experiences


Monday, Sept. 13, 4:30pm
Dr. Nathaniel Greene - Bloomsburg University
"Cosmic Rays - Starry Messengers"


Monday, October 4, 4:30pm - Postponed!
Dr. Priscilla Laws - Dickinson College
"The Chaotic Pendulum for the Introductory Laboratory"


Monday, October 4, 4:30pm
Drs. Kerry Browne, David Jackson, & Hans Pfister - Dickinson College
"Useful Software Programs for Physics Majors"


Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:05pm
Dr. Victor Mansfield - Colgate University
"An Examination of the Unlikely Intersection Between the Latest Conceptual Advances in Physics and the Ancient Wisdom of Buddhism"


Thursday, November 4, 12:05pm
Dr. Gwenael Rapenne - University of Toulouse, France
"Nanotechnology - Towards a Control of Mechanics at the Molecular Level"


Monday, November 15, 4:30pm
Dr. David Hammer - University of Maryland
"What do the Students Need?"


Monday, November 22, 4:30pm
Dr. James Downey - U.S. Army War College
"Nuclear Power in Outer Space"


Monday, Dec. 6, 4:30pm
Senior Research Talks!

Geoff Keiser & Jonathan Bass - "Asteroid Photometry"
Nathan Fahrenbach & Chris Brockunier - "Lorenz Water Wheel"
Katherine Short - "Analysis of a Jumping Horse"

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Linnea Engstrom - "Circuit Implementation of the Lorenz Equations"
Brian McGlinchey & Joey Ferretti - "String Vibrations and Sound"
Lindsay Spilman-Ehrsam, Skip Tirrell, & Mike Ditzler - "Stirling Engines"


Thursday, Dec. 9, 12:05pm
Senior Research Talks!

Ben Mezick & Rodd Pribik - "Refining Optical Tweezers"
Brett McGeehan & Matt Dackman - "Plasma Dynamics of the Hall Thruster"