Spring 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, Feb. 9, 4:30pm
Dr. Gary Felder - Smith College
"The Very Early Universe"


Monday, March 1, 4:30pm
Dr. Michael Brown - Swarthmore College
"Self-Organization in Magnetized Plasmas


Monday, March 22, 4:30pm
Dr. Douglas C. Hamilton - University of Maryland
"Cassini Charged Particle Measurements: Some Results from the 7-Year Trip and Expectations of Saturn"


Monday, April 5, 5:00pm
Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony

Drs. Bill Hanson ('80) and Joe Gaskin ('74) - Hanson Technologies
"Commercial Applications of Science"


Monday, April 26, 4:30pm
Dr. Bruce Hubbard - Cornell University
"Nonlinear Localized Vibrations in Micromechanical Cantilever Arrays"


Monday, May 3, 4:30pm
Student Research Talks!

Scott Robison and Theresa Sparacio - "Modeling B-Field Dependence of Single Finger Formation in 2-Dimensional Ferrofluids"
Jennifer Connelly - "Evolution of the Light Curve of HH Ursa Majoris"
Chris Kerestes and Greg Rydzak - "Exploring Magnetic Resonance Through YIG in Coupled Systems"
Matt Yanos - "Europa: Ice Thickness and Wavelength of Plate Buckling in Astypalaea Linea"


Tuesday, May 4, 12:05pm
Student Research Talks!

JoEllen McBride - "Characteristics of Intermediate Velocity Clouds"
Jonathan Drake - "A Photometric Study of Phocaea Group Asteroid 1584 Fuji"
David Young - "Effects of Feedback on Discrete Non-linear Electrical Transmission Lines"


Friday, May 7, 3:00pm
Student Research Talks!

Adam Skillings - "Localized Excitations in Discrete Lattices"
Gina Troiano and Glen Wall - "Optical Tweezers"
Rob Webb - "The SLAMR Method of Teaching Introductory Physics"