All talks begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. and are held in Hayes Hall 211/213, unless noted otherwise. Lunch will be served from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
|January 19||Happy New Year and Welcome Back!||Join us for pizza as we come together to welcome in the new semester!|
|January 26||"MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Haystack Radar Upgrade"||Zachary Weber, Lincoln Laboratory - Michigan Institute of Technology|
|February 2||"The Social Network (With Actual People)"||Presented by the Career Development Office and the Department of Physics|
|February 9||"COMPS: The Final Frontier - Global Positioning System"
"Is Nature Nonlocal?"
|Senior Exercise Talks
"The Physics of Solar Cells"
"Physics in Football: Tricky Trajectories"
|Senior Exercise Talks
|February 23||"The Physics of Proton Beam Therapy"||Senior Exercise Talk
|March 2||No colloquium||Start of Spring break|
|March 9 & 16||No colloquium||Spring Break|
|March 23||"The Physics of Sailing"||Bryon Anderson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics, Kent State University|
|March 30||"Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Games and More"||Hosted by the Society of Physics Students|
|April 6||"Inflation and the Hot Big Bang: The Quantum Origin of Structure in the Universe"||Peter Adshead, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois|
|April 13||"Computationally Probing Large Scale Structure in Our Universe"||Camille Avestruz, KICP Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago|
|April 20||"Cracking the Cosmological Code: The Newest Observations of the Oldest Light"||Tristan Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College|
|April 27||"The Hunt for Gamma-Ray Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Sources"||Tyson Littenberg, Astrophysicist, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center|
|May 4||No colloquium||Last Day of Classes!|
|August 25||NA||Physics Department Welcome|
|September 1||Meet, Eat and Play||Society of Physics Students Extravaganza|
|September 8||Tom Giblin, Kenyon College||"The Secrets of the Universe: maybe, maybe not"|
|September 15||Melanie Lott, Assistant Professor
|“Uncovering Joint Angle Coordination Strategies for Rotating Balance with a Principal Components Analysis”|
|September 22||Matthew Goupell, Associate Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Services, University of Maryland||“Creating the Perception of Sound with Electrical Stimulation from a Bionic Auditory Prosthesis”|
|September 29||Senior Honors Talk
|“Recovering the Neutron Star Equation of State from a Binary Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Detection with LIGO"|
|October 6||Reading Days||No Colloquium|
|October 13||Aaron Reinhard, Kenyon College||"The Coldest Place in Gambier (And Why I'm Highly Excited" to Tell You About It)"|
|October 20||Senior Exercise Talks
Ian George '18
Doni Moffa '18
|"Pancharatnam Phase of Uniform and Non-Separable Modes" by Ian George
"Using Artificial Neural Networks for Gravitational-Wave Glitch Identification in Advanced LIGO" by Doni Moffa
|October 27||Peter Hoekje, Associate Professor of Physics, Baldwin Wallace University||"The Physics of Musical Wind Instruments"|
|November 3||Petra Schmalbrock, Emeritus Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University||"MRI: Physics, Clinical and Research Applications"|
|November 10||John Eric Goff, Professor of Physics / Department Chair Lynchburg College||"From the World Cup to the Tour de France to Tennis Hard Courts"|
|November 17||No colloquium|
|December 1||Senior Exercise Talks
Ryan Muzzio '18
Christian Solorio '18
|"Investigating the Optical Properties of a Particular Double Perovskite Thin Film" and
"Oscillons After a First Order Phase Transition"
|December 7||Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony||In recognition of high scholarship in Physics|
|December 8||Last Day of Classes||No Colloquium|