2021-2022 Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

2021-2022 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place at 2:35 p.m. in Thompson Physical Laboratory 205.

Sept. 17 Physics and Astronomy Beyond Williams:  Careers and Grad School
Oct. 15 Kevin Forkey and Brough Morris
Title:  “Old and New Offerings from the Cave of Wonders – Some Physics Demonstrations for Your Amusement”
Oct. 22 Will Kirby, Tufts (Join Zoom Meeting)
Title: “Contextuality and quantum weirdness”
Oct. 29 Douglas Onyango, Rivian (Join Zoom Meeting)
Title: “From Physics to Electric Vehicles: Battery Manufacturing for a Sustainable Society”
Nov. 1 Collin Stultz, MIT Phi Beta Kappa seminar
Title: “Modeling Unfolded States of Protein”
2:35-3:50PM, TPL 203Collin Stultz, MIT Phi Beta Kappa public lecture
Title:  “Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Medicine: What makes a good machine learning model for clinical applications?”
7:30PM, Wege
Nov. 5 Jon Habif, USC
Title:  “Quantum Limits to Sensing Our World:  Hearing Mother Nature’s Quietest Whispers”
Nov. 12

David Reichman, Columbia Univ (Join Zoom Meeting)

Title:  “Anomalous Low-Temperature Behavior of Glasses”

Nov. 19 Kebra Ward, MCLA
Title:  “Career Paths of Physics Degree Holders”
Dec. 3 Senior Thesis Short Talks
TPL 203 (or 205), 2:35-4PM
Dec. 10 Senior Short Thesis Talks
Dec. 13 Professor Pasachoff, Williams
Title: “The December 2021 Williams College Expedition:  Antarctica Edition”
Short Thesis Talks – Peter Knowlton and Caroline Tally
TPL 203, 2- 4PM
Feb. 4 All about Physics and Astronomy Research
Physics and Astronomy Faculty
Feb. 11 Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University
Topic: Tests of Fundamental Physics with Precision Measurements
Feb. 18 Winter Carnival
Feb. 25
Mar. 4 Vikrant Yadav, Yale University
Title: The Equation of State of a Tissue
Mar. 11 Teresa Duncan, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
Title: “Understanding and Tuning Properties of Gels and Elastomers for Gentle and Effective Surface Cleaning of Art”
Mar. 18
Mar. 25 / Apr. 1 (Spring Break)
Apr. 8 Anne Jaskot, Williams College
Sigma Xi lecture: “A Metal Tour of Galaxy Evolution – Why the James Webb Space Telescope Rocks”
Bronfman Auditorium, Wachenheim at 4PM
Apr. 15 Dale Kocevski, Colby College
Title:  “Connecting Black Hole Growth and Galaxy Evolution Across Cosmic Time”
Apr. 22 Brian Odom, Northwestern University
Title: “You are Schrodinger’s Cat”
Apr. 28 Tim Atherton, Tufts University
Title:  “Towards an inclusive environment for LGBT+ Scientists”
Thompson Physical Laboratory 203 at 4pm
Apr. 29 Tim Atherton, Tufts University
Title:  “Shape Sculpting and Shapeshifting with Soft Matter”
Thompson Physical Laboratory 205 at 2:35pm
May 6 Kirk Barrow, Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title:  “The Benefits of Generalized Radiative Transfer Modelling of the ISM in the Time Domain”
May 17 Honors thesis talks with physics seniors
2PM, TPL 203