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Physics and Astronomy Seminars and Events

Each semester we host a number of academic seminars and events that expand upon and enrich our classroom.

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Seminars

Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Meyerhoff Auditorium (101 Ho Science Center) - unless specified otherwise. More details will be added to this schedule as they become available throughout the semester.

September 1

Welcome to Physics & Astronomy and Summer Research Poster Session

September 8

Summer Research Symposium for Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Representing the Physics & Astronomy Department is Sean Foster '16

September 15

Student Meet and Greet Hour, (to be held in Lathrop 207)

September 22

What to do with a Physics & Astronomy major? A Department Discussion

September 29

David Bercovici, Professor of Geophysics, Yale University, (joint with Geology) "Trembling and Choking in Volcanic Eruptions"

October 6

Nate Tompkins, Assistant Director of Research and Education, Brandeis University, "How the Leopard Got Its Spots: Testing Turing's Theory of Morphogenesis in Chemical Cells" 

October 13

Fall recess (no seminar scheduled)

October 20

Prof. Tom Balonek, Physics & Astronomy, "30 Years at the Foggy Bottom Observatory", (to be held in Lathrop 207)

October 27

Glen Cook, Chief Scientist, Corning Museum of Glass, "Stranger in a Welcoming Land: Glass Science at the Corning Museum of Glass" (joint with Geology)

November 3

Bjoern Schenke, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Title: TBA

November 10

Kate Smith-Jones, Hamilton College, Title:TBA (joint with Mathematics)

November 17

David Eng, Graduate Research Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, "Organic Electro-Optic Modulators for RF Fiber-Optic Systems" (to be held in Lathrop 207)