Spring 2003 Physics Colloquium

Unless otherwise noted, refreshments are served 15 minutes before each colloquium.  Colloquium schedules from other semesters can be found at the *Colloquium Archive*.


Monday, Jan. 27, 4:30pm
Dr. Richard Greenberg - University of Arizona
"Tides and Life on Europa"


Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4:00pm
Dr. Jacquelynne Milingo - Gettysburg College
"Planetary Nebulae and Their Role in the Chemical Evolution of our Galaxy"


Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:15pm
Lars English - Cornell University University
"Spin Wave Instability, Pattern Formation and Nanoscale Localization"


Monday, Feb. 10, 4:30pm
Dr. Albert Bartlett - University of Colorado
"Some Interesting Topics from General Physics"


Thursday, Feb. 13, 12:15pm
Scott Lacey - Colgate University
"Chaotic Light in Optical Microcavities"


Thursday, Feb. 20, 12:15pm
Dr. Kerry Browne - Dickinson College
"Curriculum Development and Laser Cooling and Trapping: Projects at the Upper and Lower Divisions"


Monday, Feb. 24, 4:30pm
Dr. Jennifer A. Young - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
"Using Computational Physics to Understand the Optical Activity of Polymers"


Friday, March 28, 5:00pm
Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony
Parke Rhoads '99 - Accentech, Inc.
"Controlled Linear Arrays: Using Interference to Steer Sound"


Monday, March 31, 4:30pm
Dr. Scott V. Franklin - Rochester Institute of Technology
"The Needle in the Haystack: The Physics of Prolate Granular Piles"


Thursday, April 3, 12:15pm
Dr. Lauren V. Jones - University of Arizona
"The Source of Far Infrared Radiation in Spiral Galaxies"


Monday, April 21, 4:30pm
Dr. Rosemary McNaughton - University of Toronto
Title - TBA


Monday, April 28, 4:30pm
Student Research Talks!

Chris Graham and Elyse Casper - "Light Transmission Through a Forest Canopy"
Micah McCutchen - "The Role of Extrasolar Planets in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"


Tuesday, April 29, 12:05pm
Student Research Talks!

Amy Street and Tim Madden - "Rub a Dub Dub - Radon in the Tub"
Colleen Bannon and JoEllen McBride - "The Study of a Delta Scuti"

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30pm
Student Research Talks!

Alyse van Epps and Peter Driscoll - "The Formation of Habitable Planets"
Jon Blessington - "Plasma Dynamics of the Hall Thruster"
Elizabeth Bouzarth - "A Link Between Physics and Mathematics: Helicity Conservation and Reidemaster Moves"