Physics Colloquia meet in Regents Hall 210 at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.
2014 Spring Semester Seminars
February 19: Innovations in Geothermal Electricity Generation: CO2-based geothermal heat mining and waste energy recovery from hydrocarbon production operations. Speaker: Jimmy Randolph PhD, ’06, Chief Technical Officer and Senior Scientist with Heat Mining Company LLC
March 5: Applications of particle physics in cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic . Speaker: Robert Miller, MD, MS, MBA, Vice Chair for Proton Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic
March 12: Pattern formation in fluid flows: creating fingers and toes in viscous flows Speaker: Radha Ramachandran University of Chicago
April 10: Fundamental Symmetries and a Quantized Theory of Gravity Speaker Jay Tasson, assistant professor of physics at Carleton College
April 16: 2D Materials and Molecular Interfaces for Energy and Electronics Speaker: James Johns, University of Minnesota, Chemical Physics
May 2: Nuclear Matter in Large Nc QCD with Heavy Quarks Speaker Prabal Adhikari, PhD Candidate at University of Maryland College Park
2013 Fall Semester Seminars
September 11: Hidden Rivers and Lakes of the Northeast Sahara and Implications for the Origin of Mars Channels. Speaker: Dr. Ted A. Maxwell, Senior Scientist Emeritus at the National Air and Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
September 18: Why you can run on water (and cornstarch). Speaker: Scott Waitukaitis, Ph. D., University of Chicago
Monday, October 21: The Rare Earths: Top Spot for the Bottom of the Periodic Table. Speaker: Stan Trout, Ph.D.
Friday, November 22: HELICON PLASMA SOURCES FOR SPACECRAFT PROPULSION Speaker: Matt Wiebold, Ph.D. College of St. Benedict & St. John's University
Tuesday, December 3: IMAGING NANOMAGNETISM: USING SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY TO EXAMINE COBALT RINGS AND WIRES Speaker: Jessica Bickel, Ph.D. Mount Holyoke College