Colloquium Videos 2016-2017

Spring 2017


April 19 –  From Newtonian Physics to Tube-Jack Testing: A Preservation Engineering Career Path and Doctoral Work Speaker: Elizabeth Manning ’07, PhD, Structural engineer-in-training at Meyer Borgman Johnson (MBJ) in Minneapolis


April 18  – Careers in Engineering: Next Steps After St. Olaf Speaker: Nick Rydberg ’08, Vice President of Engineering, Minnesota Health Solutions


April 5 –  The Two-Higgs-Doublet Model Speaker: Patrick Kneschke, PhD. student at University of Stavanger, Norway. 

February 8 – Nanoscience Research at the University of Minnesota Speaker: James Marti, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Nano Center, University of Minnesota


Fall 2016


October 12 – Causing a Big Racket with Riny Magnets: emergent 1/f noise in the collections of oscillating nanomagnetic dots – Speaker: Barry Costanzi ’09, visiting professor of physics at St. Olaf College


September 23 Graduate Research Life and Atomic Layer Processing for Nano-devices Speaker: Nate Eigenfeld ’11, UC Boulder, Mech Eng.


September 14 – Physics faculty demo


Spring 2016

April 20 – Speaker: Elliot Schmidt ’12, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota; Materials Science: A great career path for the budding physicist or chemist


April 11, Speaker: Patrick Mengyan, Instructor & Post Doc. Research Associate in Physics at Texas Tech University; Magnetism and Mu dynamics in Vanadium Dioxide compounds and other current research interests



March 30, Speaker: Sam Kelly, Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory and Dept. of Physics, University of Minnesota Duluth; Subsurface Waves in the Oceans and Lake Superior



March 2, Speaker: Demian Cho, Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s University-Winona, Minnesota; Neutron Stars as a Laboratory



February 17, Speaker: Holger Müller, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Testing the Standard Model and Searching for the Dark Side Using Atomic Physics


Fall 2015

October 21, Speaker: Michael Rutkowski; Research Associate, Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota.  A (very) abridged view of 25 years of discoveries with the Hubble Space Telescope


September 30,  Speaker: Pete Dahlberg, University of Chicago.  Title:  Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals


September 16, Opening Physics Colloquium for the 2015-2016 Academic Year: Demonstrations by St. Olaf Physics Faculty