12th annual Physics Colloquium opens with six programs this fall

william-mcneelyMarietta College’s 12th annual Physics Colloquium is back on the schedule with six presentations this fall, beginning with Dr. William McNeely at noon, Friday, Sept. 7, in Rickey 166.

McNeely, an adjunct faculty member at Marietta, will talk about the “Overview of Cosmology. McNeely earned his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1971 and began teaching at Marietta in 2011.

Unless noted, all colloquia speakers begin at noon in Rickey 166 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 colloquia scheduled for the fall semester are as follows:

Sept. 21: Planetarium Show – Cosmic Colors at Anderson Hancock Planetarium.

Oct. 5: Dr. David Horne, Washington State Community College, “Dust Storms over the Poles of Mars.”

Oct. 26: Meredith Rogers ’07, Materials Science Department at Purdue, “Sub-Micron Scale Characterization of Lead-Free Ferroelectrics.”

Nov. 9: Dr. Gregory Good, Director of Center for the History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics, “Measuring and Messing with the Magnetosphere: NASA, the AEC, and the early days of Space Science.”

Nov. 16: Alex Viana, Space Telescope Science Institute, “TBA.”