Events Calendar

2014-2015 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place at 2:30 p.m. in Thompson Physical Laboratory 205.

19  Sept. Physics and Astronomy Faculty
Title:  ”All About Graduate School”
26  Sept. Ice-Cream Social and Kick-Ball with Astronomy and Physics Faculty Student Common Room at 2:30 PM
3 Oct.
7 Oct. Jeffrey Linsky, Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Physics, University of Colorado
Title:  “Solar and stellar ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet radiation and effects in exoplanet atmospheres”  4PM
10 Oct. Evening Colloquium Movie:  “Particle Fever”
TPL 203 at 6PM
17 Oct. Dr Anne Jaskot ’08, Five College Astronomy Dept. Teaching & Research Fellow, Smith College
Title:  “Green Peas:  High-Redshift Galaxies in a Low-Redshift Universe”
24 Oct. Masha Kamenetska, Yale
Title:  “Measuring mechanical properties of single molecules”
31 Oct. Dr. Andrew J. Kerman ’93, Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Title:  “Flux-charge duality and quantum phase fluctuations in one-dimensional superconductors”
7 Nov. Steven Kearnes, Stanford University
Title: “Computational Approaches to Drug Discovery and Development”
14 Nov. Kristin Beck, MIT
Title: “Single Photon Switching in an Optical Transistor”
21 Nov. Collin Stultz, Harvard-MIT HST (Canceled)
Title:  “Using Computer Simulations to Study Proteins Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease”
8 Jan. Physics and Astronomy Thesis Students
Title: “Mid year thesis progress talks” TPL 203 at 1:40PM
20 Jan. Prof Anne Goodsell, Middlebury College
Title: “Exciting Physics with Excited Atoms:  Push and Pull on Rydberg States”
TPL 205, 4PM
22 Jan. Dr. Brian Gerke ’99, Energy Efficiencies Standards Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Title:  “A Physicist’s Approach to Energy Efficiency Policy”
TPL 205, 4PM
6 Feb. Physics and Astronomy Faculty
Title: ”Quick Introductions to Physics and Astronomy Research Opportunities at Williams”
13 Feb. Clark Semon
Title:  “Rocket Stove”
18 Feb. Nick Wilding, Georgia State University
Title: “The History of Forging Early Modern Books”
Paresky Auditorium, 5:00PM-6:30PM
25 Feb. Dan Lewis, Huntington Library
Title:  “The Feathery Tribe:  Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds”
Paresky Auditorium, 7:30PM-9:00PM
5 Mar. Ana Maria Rey, JILA Title:  “Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers” 4PM, TPL 205
13 Mar. Jared Strait ’07, Cornell University
Title:  “Shining Light on Future Electronic Materials”
10 Apr. Katherine Mesick, JLAB
Title:  “The Proton Radius Puzzle”
17 Apr. Guy Blaylock, UMass Amherst
Title:  “Wringing John Bell”
24 Apr. Sigma Xi Lecture
Marek Demianski, Astronomy
Title:  “The New View of the Universe”
4:15-5:30PM, Wege Auditorium
1 May. Crystal Senko, Harvard
Title: “Simulating Quantum Many-Body Spin Systems with Trapped Ions”
8 May. Nathan Lundblad, Bates College
Title:  “Quantum-gas physics in orbit: prospects for microgravity Bose-Einstein condensates aboard NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory”
18 May Physics Honors Thesis Students – Williams
Title:  Honors Thesis Talks
1:15PM, TPL 205

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