Physics Colloquia meet in Regents Hall 210 at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.
2013 Spring Semester Seminars
February 27: Ultrafast Experiments on Liquid Drop Coalescence, speaker Joseph D. Paulsen ’07, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago.
CANCELLED April 5 (Friday): Physics, math, and high performance computing: the role of beauty in numerical analysis and space weather forecasting, speaker Alec Johnson ’97, Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium.
April 17: Physics in the Noise: Understanding Magnetism at the Nanoscale, speaker Dan Endean, ’09, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Minnesota
May 1: Internship: The Who, the How, and the Wow! speakers Trevor Knapp, ’13, Emily Morvec. ’14, Anne Jacobsen, ’13 Watch Recording:
2012 Fall Semester Seminars
October 03: Human-Machine Interaction and Traffic Safety: Driver Drowsiness Detection, speaker Dr. Maria Rimini-Döring, senior expert for Automotive Human-Machine Interaction in the Corporate Research and Development Division of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. View Maria Rimini-Doring Lecture
October 10: Schrodinger’s Cat & Einstein’s Mouse: Quantum Theory, Measurement & Many Worlds, speaker Arthur Cunningham, St. Olaf Philosophy Department. View Arthur Cunningham lecture.
October 24: Water Beneath the Ice – Investigations of an Antarctic Subglacial Lake, speaker Bob Jacobel, St. Olaf Professor of Physics. View Robert Jacobel Lecture.
November 07: Off Campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): A how-to student panel discussion. View Physics Research Panel.
November 20: The Eyes Have It: Investigating How the Brain Behaves and Learns, speaker Dr. Jo Hopp, UW Stout.
November 26: Phase Shifts, Photons, Feedback, and the Hidden Organ in your Eyes, speaker Jay Demas, St. Olaf Assistant Professor of Physics & Biology.