11th annual Physics Colloquium features six speakers this fall

Marietta College’s 11th annual Physics Colloquium resumes this fall with six guest speakers starting with Dr. Cavendish McKay at noon, Friday, Sept. 16, in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium.


McKay, Assistant Professor of Physics at Marietta College, is addressing “Do physicists dream of polyphasic sleep? A numerical investigation of sleep models.”


Unless noted, all colloquia speakers begin at noon in Rickey 150 and should last about 50 minutes with the Physics department providing the lecture, pizza and beverages for the public free of charge. Please contact Jacquelyn Lane at (740) 376-4820 or lanej@marietta.edu if you plan to attend.


Other colloquiua scheduled for the fall semester are as follows:


Sept. 30: Dr. William McNeely, Marietta College, Powering the Planet: Conversations about Alternative Fuels


Oct. 14: Planetarium Show — Black Holes: The Edge of Infinity


Nov. 4: Kevin Timko ’78, ABB Inc., New Applications for High Voltage Direct Current Transmission-How Environmental Concerns are Giving New Life to an Old Technology


Nov. 18: Dr. Marshall Bartlett, Hollins College, Global climate change from ground up (and down)


There will also be an additional lecture this fall on Oct. 21 when Dr. Jonathan Schug from the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine speaks as part of the 2012 Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science.