Gettysburg College
Physics Department

 2008-09 COLLOQUIA*


 *[latin colloquy fr. com + loqui to speak] conversation, dialogue; an academic meeting at which specialist(s) speak on a given subject and then answer questions about it. 

Fall, 2008:
 

Thursday, September 11, 4:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium) 
Ca'trish Pagan, '09 and Alex Showalter-Bucher, '10
Investigating Background Sources in the DANNA Experiment using GEANT4 and MCNPX
Friday, September 12, 3:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Sylvester Kofi Gyan, '09
Vortex Switching between Defects in Nanomagnetic Structures
Friday, September 12, 3:30 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Bryce Carpenter, '10, and Matthew Margotta, '11
Creating Light Curves of Variable Stars Using Aperture Photometry
Friday, October 17, 3:15 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Nathan Stoddard
BP Solar
Solid State Physics and the Leading Edge of Solar Cell Technology
Friday, October 24, 3:15 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Chad Whelan, '94
CODAR Ocean Sensors
The RADAR for Ocean Observing: Eddies, Upwelling, Tsunamis
and More
Thursday, December 11, 4:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Paul Blank
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Calcium-triggered Exocytosis:  A Kinetic Synthesis

 

Spring, 2009:
 

Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Alexander B. Steel, '09
Arnol'd Tongues in an Optically Driven van der Pol Relaxation Oscillator

Monday, February 16, 3:30 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium) 
Jonathan McCoy, Cornell University
Soft Matter and the Physics of Everyday Wonders
Friday, February 20, 4:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Kurt Andresen, Colgate University
DNA and the Nucleosome: The Physics of Strangely Attractive Biomolecules
Thursday, February 26, 4:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Stephen Tsui, California State University, San Marcos  
Challenging Flash: the Exploration of Oxide Nonvolatile Memory Effects
Wednesday, March 4, 3:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Anota Ijaduola, Monmouth College  
Superconductors: from Basic Science to Technological Applications
Tuesday, April 14, 8:30 a.m.
Masters 117
Veronica Antocheviz Dexheimer
The Physics of Neutron Stars
Monday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Shea Hess Webber, '09
Coronal Hole Boundary Detection: a Step Toward Predicting the Solr cycle
Monday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
Christene R. Lynch, '09
Optical Spectroscopy of the Recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchi: Outburst and Quiescence
Friday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.
Masters 110 (Mara Auditorium)
William T. Mozet, '09
Quantum Cascade Laser Material Growth and Characterization
  


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