Past Colloquia


2013-14, 2014-15

Spring 2015


Scott Magers '15, Gettysburg College

"Fifth Force: Target Chamber Simulation"

Wednesday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Stephen Kenyon '15, Gettysburg College

"Construction of Magnetic Tweezers for use in Single Molecule Experiments"

Wednesday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m.



Alana Allen '15, Gettysburg College

"The Degradation of Silicone Rubber due to Proton Irradiation"

Monday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Benjamin Machtinger '15, Gettysburg College

"Radiation in the Food Chain"

Monday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Ryan McCabe '15, Gettysburg College

"Simulated Stratospheric Aerosol Effects on Earth's Solar Radiation Budget"

Friday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. (Masters Hall, Room 117)

Franz Utermohlen '15, Gettysburg College

"An Unbinned Correlation Method for Tracking Polar Mesospheric Clouds"

Friday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. (Masters Hall, Room 117)



Peter Pella, W.K.T. Sahm Professor of Physics, Gettysburg College

"The Iranian Nuclear Framework; A Good Deal for Whom?"

Monday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m.


Yoshihiro Sato, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan

"Quantum Coherence in Light-Harvesting Complex"

Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00 p.m.


Newshaw Bahreyni, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College

"A New Look at the Foundation of Physics"

Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00 p.m.


Claudia De Grandi, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

"Artificial Atoms in a Box - or How We Can Tame Quantum Physics"

Wednesday, February 18 at 12:00 p.m.


Fred Strauch, Associate Professor, Williams College

"Finding Faster Quantum Fourier Transforms"

Friday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. *Masters Hall, Room 117


Melinda Andrews, Visiting Assistant Professor, Bucknell University

"Galileons and Massive Gravity - Can They Describe Our Universe?"

Monday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.


John van Noort, Huygens-Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University

"Unraveling the structure of chromatin with single-molecule biophysical techniques"

Friday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m.


Sara Imari Walker, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration. Arizona State University

"What is Life... And How Did It Emerge?"

Wednesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m.


Fall 2014


Taylor Jacovich '15, Gettysburg College

"Activity-Cycle Viability of Kepler Input Catalog Stars in NGC 6811"

Friday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m.


Dr. Matt Amthor, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Bucknell University   

"On the Frontiers of Nuclear Structure"

Friday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Andrew Danner '99, Associate Professor Swarthmore College 

"Digital Mapping with Lasers: Breakthroughs and Challenges"

Friday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m.


Dr. Craig Foltz, National Science Foundation and Gettysburg College 

"The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope - Building the Next Big Thing in Paradise"

Thursday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m. 


Dr. Earl Scime, Oleg Jefimenk Professor of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University

 "Sources of Complex Ion Velocity Distributions in the Laboratory, in Space, and in Simulation"

Thursday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m.


Spring 2014


Asnika Bajracharya '14, Gettysburg College

"Radiation in Soil"

David Thompson '14, Gettysburg College

"Excited Precursors and the Elusive Mechanism of Projectile Fragmentation"

Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m.


Lauren Nowicki '14, Gettysburg College

"Conductivity of Electrospun Poly(ethylene oxide) Nanofibers Doped with Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes for use in Cell Regeneration Scaffolds and Biosensors"

Alicia Palmisano '14, Gettysburg College. "Exotic Neutron-Rich Oxygen Isotopes: 24O, 23O and 22O

Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m.


Timothy Wong '14, Gettysburg College.

"Nonlinear Dynamics in an Optically Driven Van der Pol Oscillator"

Eva Hinkeldey, '14, Gettysburg College.

"Plasma Physics With Lasers"

Alan Lytz, '14, Gettysburg College.

"Plasma Diagnostics in the PCPD"

Wednesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m.


Caitlin Hay '14, Gettysburg College.

"Behind the Eclipse: Observations of the Eclipsing Binary System EU Pegasi"

Friday, May 2 at 12:00 p.m. (*Masters Hall, Room 208*)


Dr. Peter Pella, W.K.T. Sahm Professor of Physics. Gettysburg College

"Maria Goeppert Mayer and the Shell Model of the Nucleus"

Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m.


Caitlin Hay, '14, Gettysburg College

"The Exploration of Mars"

Thursday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m. and Friday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. *Masters Hall, Room 115 (Hatter Planetarium)*


Anne Emerson Leak, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Solving Health Problems with Science: Exploring Sustainable Community-Driven Science Education in Kenya"

Wednesday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m.


Fall 2013

Dr. Peter Pella, W.K.T. Sahm Professor of Physics, Gettysburg College

"The Life and Times of Henry Gwen Jefferies Moseley"

Friday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.


Dr. Mark Herrera, Research Scientist at Heron Systems, Inc.

"Nonlinear Dynamics of Cold Atoms" 

Friday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m.

2012-2013, 2011-2012