Research opportunities, a hallmark of the Gettysburg College Physics Department, include summer research on and off campus, independent and collaborative research with faculty, and special projects that may incorporate work in the Observatory and Hatter Planetarium. Colloquia enhance these opportunities.
Colloquia presentations take place throughout the academic year. These instructive, thought-provoking lectures and discussions on current topics in astronomy and physics are open to the public, as well as to all students, faculty, administrators and staff of Gettysburg College.
Talks have been given by scientists from colleges and universities, government and industry, as well as by Gettysburg faculty and senior physics majors. Past topics have included the physics of boomerangs, chaos, general relativity, plasma, astrometric inquiry from other observatories, the physics and chemistry of mesoscopic matter, high resolution imaging, holography, the top quark, solar sea power, superconductivity, the super collider, magnetic monopoles, medieval astronomy and much, much more.
For science majors, these colloquia offer a valuable opportunity to explore fields of interest and potential job opportunities.
*[latin colloquy fr.com + loqui to speak] conversation, dialogue; an academic meeting at which specialist(s) speak on a given subject and then answer questions about it.
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Fall 2013 Schedule:Friday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m. in Masters Hall, Room 110 (Mara Auditorium)Dr. Peter Pella, W.K.T. Sahm Professor of Physics, Gettysburg College. "The Life and Times of Henry Gwen Jefferies Moseley". Friday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. in Masters Hall, Room 110 (Mara Auditorium)Dr. Mark Herrera, Research Scientist at Heron Systems, Inc. "Nonlinear Dynamics of Cold Atoms"