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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 2014 - Spring 2015 Seminars

Seminars begin at 11:20 a.m. in the Meyerhoff Auditorium (101 Ho Science Center). 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"