Latest Physics Dept. News

Physics Colloquia Spring 2013

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: Rickey 166

Jan. 25

Laura Carpenter (’14), and Vance Turnewitsch (’14)
Marietta College
"Summer Research Internship Experiences at WVU and Google"

Hear about exciting off-campus research our students did last year!

Feb. 8

Ms. Stephanie Horne
Stecker Cancer Center, Marietta Memorial Hospital
"Medical Physics: A Wonderful Career Opportunity You Probably Have Never Heard of"

Feb. 22

Nadine Hunter Els (MC class of ’07)
Columbia University, Dept. of Environmental Engineering
"Measuring Change in a Changing World: Geochemical Cycling of Carbon & Water Throughout Built, Aquatic & Terrestrial Environments"

March 8

New Planetarium Show
Anderson Hancock Planetarium
"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun"

March 22

Dr. Sergio DeSouza Machado
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"Using Remote Sensing to Study the Atmosphere for Weather and Climate"

March 27

Krause Lecture – Dr. Christof Teuscher

March 29-30

OSAPS Spring Meeting
Physics Dept. Road Trip to Ohio University

April 5

Dr. Gordon J. Aubrecht, II
U The Ohio State University
"The Need for Sense in Dealing with ‘Controversial’ Scientific Issues"

April 17

All Scholars Day

Note: We provide the speaker, you provide the ears. We provide the pizza and beverages.
If possible, please let Mrs. Jacquelyn Lane, 376-4820, lanej@marietta.edu know that you’re coming.

click to expandFall 12 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: 166 RSC/Bartlett

September 7

Dr. William McNeely
Marietta College
"Overview of Cosmology"

September 21
Friday
noon

Planetarium Show
Anderson Hancock Planetarium
"Cosmic Colors"

October 5
Friday
noon

Dr. David Horne
Washington State Community College
"Dust Storms over the Poles of Mars"

October 26
Friday
noon

Ms. Meredith Rogers (MC class of ’07)
Materials Science Dept., Purdue University
"Sub-Micron Scale Characterization of Lead- Free Ferroelectrics"

November 9
Friday
noon

Dr. Gregory Good
Director, Center for the History of Physics

American Institute of Physics
"Measuring and Messing with the Magnetosphere: NASA, the AEC, and the early days of Space Science."

November 16
Friday
noon

Mr. Alex Viana
Space Telescope Science Institute
"TBA"

 

click to expandSpring 12 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: 166 RSC/Bartlett

Jan. 27

Dr. Greg Smith (MC class of ’78)
Neutron Scattering Group, Oakridge National Laboratory
"On the Lighter Side of Condensed Matter:Exploration and Design of Soft Functional Materials"

Feb. 3

Physics Student Research Internship Presentations
Hear about exciting off-campus research our students did last year!

Feb. 10

Mr. Seth Avery (MC class of ’05)
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Measurement of Wirebond Strain in Power Semiconductors"

Feb. 24

Dr. David Egolf
Georgetown University
"Hints of a Statistical Mechanics of Spatiotemporal Chaos"

March 8

Krause Lecture - William Newman, Indiana University
"Newton and Alchemy"

March 23

Dr. Shila Garg
College of Wooster
"Phase Transitions in Binary Mixtures of Liquid Crystals"

April 10

Physics Capstone Presentations
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

April 13-14

OSAPS Spring Meeting – Physics Dept. Road Trip
The Ohio State University

April 20

New Planetarium Show
Anderson Hancock Planetarium

click to expandFall 11 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Talks highlighted with an asterisk(*) are contributions to Marietta College’s 2011-2012 theme of Energy and the Environment

September 16

Dr. Cavendish McKay
Marietta College
"Do physicists dream of polyphasic sleep? A numerical investigation of sleep models"

*September 30

Dr. William McNeely
Marietta College
"Powering the Planet: Conversations about Alternative Fuels"

October 14

Planetarium Show
Anderson Hancock Planetarium
"Black Holes: The Edge of Infinity"

October 21

Dr. Jonathan Schug
Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"TBA"

*November 4

Mr. Kevin Timko (MC class of ’78)
ABB, Inc.
"New Applications for High Voltage Direct Current Transmission - How Environmental Concerns are Giving New Life to an Old Technology"

*November 18

Dr. Marshall Bartlett
Hollins College
"Global climate change from the ground up (and down)"

click to expandSpring 11 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: 166 RSC/Bartlett

Jan. 28

Ms. Elisabeth Kager (MC class of ’08)
Marietta College and West Virginia University-Parkersburg
"The Process of Finding and Evaluating Long Period Variable Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC6553"

Feb. 11

Planetarium Show
"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity"

Feb. 25

Dr. Mike Rozler
Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Rush University Medical Center
"Overview of Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation: SPECT/PET"

March 18

Mr. Christopher Cheng (MC class of ’06)
Dept. of Molecular Biophysics, Yale University
"Virus-inspired Polymer Nanospheres for Tumor-targeted Gene Therapy"

March 31

Physics Capstone Presentations

April 8

Dr. Patrick Durrell
Youngstown State University
"Searching for Stars Between the Galaxies"

April 13

Marietta College Research Celebration

April 15-16

OSAPS Spring Meeting
John Carroll University

April 22

Dr. Paul T. Daniell
Marietta College
"Nebulae Explained"

click to expandFall 10 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: 166 RSC/Bartlett

Sept. 17

Dr. William McNeely
Boeing Corporation, retired
"How a Particle Physicist Applied his Training at The Boeing Company"

October 8-9

Joint Fall Meeting of the Ohio-region Section of the American
Physical Society and the Appalachian and Southern Ohio
Sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers Marietta College

October 15

Ryan Coleman (MC class of '02)
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
"Algorithms and Physics Applied to Problems in Biology and Medicine"

Nov 5

Mr. Andrew Grimm
Marietta College
"Recent Advances in Renewable Energy"

November 15

Public Lecture
Anousheh Ansari
Mcdonough Auditorium "Reaching for the Stars and Getting There"

December 3

Dr. Ann Bragg
Marietta College
"Season of Light" – Planetarium Show

click to expandSpring 10 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: 166 RSC/Bartlett

Feb. 12

Dr. Ann Bragg
Marietta College, Anderson Hancock Planetarium
"Probing Magnetic Phenomena on Surfaces One Molecule at a Time"

March 5

Dr. Sergio Ulloa
Ohio University
"Probing Magnetic Phenomena on Surfaces One Molecule at a Time"

March 26

Dr. Jeff Dyck
John Carroll University
"Thermoelectric Materials: From Solid State Cooling to Harvesting Waste Heat"

April 14

Physics Capstone Research Presentations
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Selby 148

April 20

Dr. R. Lester Anderson (MC class of ’55)
Marietta College, Emeritus
"History of Physics at Marietta College"

click to expandFall 09 Colloquia

All talks held noon - 12:50 PM unless noted

Location: 166 RSC/Bartlett

October 1
Thursday
5:00 p.m.

Dr. Jim Andrews
Youngstown State University
"Multilayer Polymers as 1d Photonic Crystals"

October 16
Friday
noon

Dr. Eric Mandell
Bowling Green State University
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Our Solar System: Graphene Cores in Graphitic Stardust "

October 30
Friday
noon

Dr. Steve Martin
Iowa State University, Materials Science and Engineering
"Lithium Batteries: Old Problems and New Opportunities for a Greener Future "

November 13
Friday
noon

W. Andrew Coniglio (class of ’05)
Clark University
"Tall tales in high field: Superconductivity near the Pauli Limit in λ-(BETS)21GaCl4 "

November 20
Friday
noon

Dr. Craig Howald
Marietta College
"Electrons and Atoms at Their Own Scale"