Each semester we host a number of academic seminars and events that expand upon and enrich our classroom.
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 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 2 - Welcome to Physics & Astronomy and Summer Research Poster Session
September 9 - Summer Research Symposium for Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Representing the Physics & Astronomy Department is Luna Zagorac '16 and Zack Weaver '17
September 16 - Thomas Balonek, Physics & Astronomy Department, "A Universe of Photons"
September 23 - Crystal Bailey, Careers Program Manager, American Physical Society, "Breaking the Myth of the 'Non-Traditional' Physicist: The Real Story about Employment for Physics Graduates"
September 30 - Alexander Papandrew, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, "Electrolytes in Renewable Energy Storage and Conversion" (joint seminar with Chemistry)
October 7 - Wolfgang Christian, Department of Physics, Davidson College "Building a National Digital Library for Computational Physics Education at All Levels"
October 14 - Fall recess (no seminar scheduled)
October 21 - Cynthia Ebinger, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, "Imaging Beneath and Between Volcanoes in the Galapagos and East Africa"
October 28 - Nathan Lundblad, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Bates College, "Crystals Made of Light: Doing Solid-State Physics with a Gas Near Absolute Zero"
November 4 - Research Opportunities Information Session
November 11 - Journal Club Day
November 18 - Jason Hofgartner, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, "Titan's Magic Island: Transient Features in a Titan Sea"
December 2 - Miguel Alonso, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, "Understanding Self-Similar Beams in Terms of Ray: Visible and Hidden Geometry"
January 20 - Andrew Jordan, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester, "The Quantum Road Most Taken: Continuous Measurements and Superconducting Qubits"
January 27 - Matthew LaHaye, Physics Department, Syracuse University, "Mechanical Quantum Systems"
February 3 - Meet and Greet for First Years and Upper Class Students
February 10 - Thomas Balonek, Physics & Astronomy Department, "Things you can observe in the winter sky: Witnessing the birth, life and death of stars" (to be held in Ho Tung Visualization Lab)
February 17 - Thomas Balonek, Physics & Astronomy Department, "How Does My Quasar Shine? - More Than Meets The Eye"
February 24 - James Battat, Department of Physics, Wellesley College, "Illuminating the Dark Universe" (to be held in Lathrop 207)
March 3 - Gordie Brummer '10, Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Photonics Center, Boston University, "III-N Semiconductors: Growth and Characterization for Optoelectronic Devices" (to be held in Lathrop 207)
March 10 - Joel Kastner, College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, "Reliving the Solar System's Early Days: Observing the Nearest Known Young Stars & Planets"
March 24 - Vladimir Liberman, Technical Staff Member of Chemical, Microsystem & Nanoscale Tech Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, "Metamaterials and Plasmonics Research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory"
March 31 - Jane Kondev, Department of Physics, Brandeis University (joint seminar with Biology Department), "Life as a Matter of Chance"
April 7 - Michael Petersen '10, Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst