Physics Colloquia meet in Regents Hall 210 at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.


2015 Spring Semester Seminars

March 4: C3PO: Customizable Computer Coaches for Physics Online  Speaker Evan Frodermann ’02, University of Minnesota  See video

March 18: Why Should You Care About Nuclear Fusion? Speaker David Crandall, retired from the U.S. Department of Energy  See video

March 25: From Protons to Pictures: A Physicist in Medical Imaging .  Speaker Kay Pepin ’10, Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Graduate School See video

April 15: Career Panel.   Panelists Roberto Zayas, St. Olaf Piper Center & Brian Borovsky, St. Olaf Professor of Physics.

April 27: Grad School Panel.  Panelists Elliot Schmidt ’12, Lauren Snyder ’12, & Lucas Sletten ’15  See video

April 29: Guiding Cracks with Geometry.  Speaker Noah Mitchell ’12, PhD Candidate at University of Chicago  See video




2014 Fall Semester Seminars

September 10:  Physics Demonstrations.  Come see your favorite physics professors offer some of their favorite demonstrations and hear about our colloquium schedule for the fall!  See video

September 24:  Ultrafast Electron Microscopy: Imaging at the Space-Time Limit  Speaker David J. Flannigan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota See Video

October 8: What can you do with a science degree? A career in patents!  Speakers Scott Berger ’08Jonathan Sry, both of IBM Patent Drafting Center See Video

October 22: Joint Poster Session with students from St. Olaf & Carleton College Physics Departments, 3:30 Fourth Floor Atrium see photos

November 5: The Differences in Onset Time of Conjugate Substorms  Speaker James Weygand ’92, UCLA, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Department See Video

November 19: Student Panel on Summer RUEs.  Speakers: Jon Schut ’15, Sara Swenson ’15, Daniel Hickox-Young ’16, Emily Witt ’17 See Video

December 3:  What’s Colder Than Cold? Speaker:  Eric Hazlett, Professor of Physics, Carleton College  See Video

See Colloquium Archives, 2005-2014