Gettysburg College
Physics Department

 2010-2011 COLLOQUIA*

These presentations are open to the general public, as well as to all students, faculty, administrators and staff of Gettysburg College, and we cordially invite you to join in for instructive,  thought-provoking lectures on current topics in astronomy and physics

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*[Latin colloquy fr. com + loqui to speak] conversation, dialogue; an academic meeting at
  which specialist(s) speak on a given subject and then answer questions about it. 

Spring 2011:
 

Friday, January 28, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Christopher Monroe
Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute
Bice Zorn Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland
Quantum Information

Thursday, February 10, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Anne Marie Forney, '08
National Institute of Standards & Technology
A Young Physicist’s Journey to Creating Standards for the Nation

Friday, February 25, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Jeffrey A. Moses
Optics and Quantum Electronics Group, MIT
 
Making Ever Shorter Laser Pulses

Friday, March 25, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Jeffrey Colvin
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
From Fusion Ignition to Fusion Energy: Target Physics Issues

Friday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Henri Lezec
Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology, NIST
Plasmonic Devices and Left-Handed Metamaterials

Thursday, April 14, 4:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 208

Carl E. Mungan
 United States Naval Academy
 
Understanding Physics: The Fourth Leg of the Stool

 

 

 

Fall, 2010:
 

Thursday, September 9, 4:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Alexander Peters, '12
What does the MoNA LISA have to do with Exotic Nuclei?
and
Andrew Broeker, '13
Accelerator Principles and Experiments

Thursday, September 30, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium)

David P. Jackson
Dickinson College, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Exploring the Nature of Light: the Strange Reality of the Quantum World

Friday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Sanjay Varma
University of Maryland, Intense Laser Matter Interactions
Using Lasers to Make Mini-Lightning Bolts Across the Atmosphere

Friday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Robert Loughman
Hampton University Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
LIDAR and Much, Much More!

Wednesday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.
Masters Hall Room 110 (Mara Auditorium) 

Andrew Maturo, '11
From Cremona to Gettysburg: The Journey of the Violin
and
Matthew Murray, '11
Pounding Protons against Thin Targets:  Rutherford Scattering Experiments with the Gettysburg College Proton Accelerator

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