Colloquium

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

 

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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

 

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March 12:  Pattern formation in fluid flows: creating fingers and toes in viscous flows  Speaker: Radha Ramachandran University of Chicago

 

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April 10:  Fundamental Symmetries and a Quantized Theory of Gravity  Speaker Jay Tasson, assistant professor of physics at Carleton College

 

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April 16: 2D Materials and Molecular Interfaces for Energy and Electronics  Speaker: James Johns, University of Minnesota, Chemical Physics

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.

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September 18: Why you can run on water (and cornstarch).  Speaker: Scott Waitukaitis, Ph. D., University of Chicago

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Monday, October 21: The Rare Earths: Top Spot for the Bottom of the Periodic Table.  Speaker: Stan Trout, Ph.D.

 

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Friday, November 22:  HELICON PLASMA SOURCES FOR SPACECRAFT PROPULSION  Speaker:  Matt Wiebold, Ph.D. College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University

 

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Tuesday, December 3:  IMAGING NANOMAGNETISM: USING SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY TO EXAMINE COBALT RINGS AND WIRES  Speaker: Jessica Bickel, Ph.D. Mount Holyoke College

Note:  audio starts at 2:01 minutes

 

 

See Colloquium Archives, 2005-2013