Past Colloquia 2011-2012

All events in Mara Auditorium (Masters 110) unless otherwise noted:

Fall 2011 Spring 2012

Michael Strickland

Gettysburg College

Quantum Chromodynamics at Five Trillion Degrees Kelvin


Friday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.

Ken Krebs

Franklin and Marshall College

The Photovoltaic Effect: the Physics behind Converting Sunlight into Useful Electric Power

Friday, February 24, 3:00 p.m.

Michael Murray

University of Kansas

Creating a Small Copy of the Early Universe


Thursday, November 10, 4:00 p.m.

Matthew Beaky

Juniata College

Investigations into the Origins of the O'Connell Effect in Eclipsing Binary Star Systems

Friday, March 2, 3:00 p.m.

Irina Sagert

Michigan State University

Nuclear Matter at Extreme Densities - Neutron Stars and Supernovae


Friday, December 2, 4:00 p.m.

Matthew van Adelsberg

Georgia Tech

Gamma-ray Bursts, Atomic Fine Structure and Radiative Transfer: Learning about Distant Galaxies Using the Universe's Most Luminous Sources

Friday, March 30, 3:00 p.m., Masters 208

Dennis Bazow, Class of 2012

Bottomonium Suppression in Ultrarelativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions


Lauren Nowicki, Class of 2014

Quantum Optics for the Undergraduate Laboratory

Thursday, December 8, 11:30 a.m.

Laurence A. Marschall

Gettysburg College

The Transit of Venus: The Space Race of the 19th Century



Friday, April 13, 3:00 p.m.

John Harris

Yale University

Recreating the Primordial Quark-Gluon Soup

Thursday, December 8, 4:00 p.m.

Jason Wright

Penn State University

Multiple Planet Systems and the Search for Solar System

Thursday, April 19, 4:00 p.m., Masters 208

John P. Giannini, Jr., Class of 2012

Cobalthexamine Induced DNA Condensation

Friday, May 4, 4:00 p.m.

Alexander R. Peters, Class of 2012

Construction, Testing and Modeling the MoNA-LISA

Friday, May 4, 4:20 p.m.