Physics Colloquium opens spring 2014 schedule on Jan. 24

harrison-potterMarietta College’s Physics Department has scheduled six presentations for the spring 2014 Physics Colloquium schedule.

The Series begins with three students — Laura Carpenter ’14 (Pennsboro, W.Va.), Vance Turnewitsch ’14 (St. Clairsville, Ohio) and Shaojie Zang ’16 (Beijing, China) — speaking about the summer research internship experiences on Friday, Jan. 24.

All Colloquium presentations run from noon-12:50 p.m. and are in Rickey 166, unless noted.

The Series includes two alumni — Harrison Potter ’08 and Leslie Cook ’02.

Potter, a graduate student at Duke University, will talk about “Here are some cool things you can do, even starting right now, using mathematical physics!” on Feb. 7. Cook, who works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak on “Policies Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment,” on April 11. Cook’s appearance is co-sponsored by the Environmental Science and Energy Systems programs.

Dr. Dennis Kuhl, Associate Professor of Physics at Marietta, will present “On the Design of Experiments to Study Conduction Electron Scattering by Adsorbates,” on Feb. 21. Kuhl is followed by a the new planetarium show “The Voyager Encounters,” in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium on March 7.

On March 21, Dr. William Owen from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-NASA will talk about “Astronomical Potpourri,” on March 21.

The Physics Department will supply pizza and beverages. If you plan to attend please contact Jacquelyn Lane, (740) 376-4820.