Events Calendar

2022-2023 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

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

Sept. 9 Field Day
Sept. 16 Katherine Aidala, Mount Holyoke College
Title: Studying charge trapping in organic semiconductors using time resolved Kelvin probe force microscopy
Sept. 23 Physics after Williams:  grad school, jobs
Sept. 30 Ralf Bundschuh, The Ohio State University
Title:  Quantitative modeling of RNA-protein interactions
Oct. 7 Jim Bern, Williams College
Title: Harnessing Differentiable Simulation to Design and Control the Next Generation of Soft-Rigid Robots
Oct. 14 Mountain Day
Oct. 21 Jennifer Winters, Williams College
Title: Measuring the Masses of Small Stars and Tiny Planets with the Doppler Method
Oct. 28 Sigma Xi Lecture with Michael Allison, Williams College
4:15PM, Bronfman Auditorium in Wachenheim Bldg.
Al Crosby, UMass-Amherst
Title: Autonomously Moving and Assembling Soft Matter Systems
Nov. 11 Bill Wootters, Williams College
Title: Entanglement, Bell’s Theorem, and This Year’s Nobel Prize in Physics
Nov. 18 Libby Maret, Intel
Title: An Introduction to Optical Proximity in Semiconductor Fabrication
Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec. 2 Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi, Amherst College
Title: Reconstructing Planet Formation Using Dynamical and Chemical Fossils
Dec. 9 Day One Senior Thesis Short Talks
TPL 205  2:35-4PM
Dec. 12 Day Two Senior Thesis Shorts Talks
TPL 205 2:00PM to 5PM
Feb. 3 All about Physics and Astronomy Research
(including summer and thesis research opportunities!)
Physics and Astronomy Faculty
Feb. 10 Diana Powell, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Topic TBD
Feb. 17 (Winter Carnival)
Mar. 3
Mar. 10 Clara Sousa-Silva (Bard College)
Title: TBA
Mar. 17 / Mar. 31 (Spring Break)
Apr. 7
Apr. 14
Apr. 21
Apr. 28
May 5
May 15 and/or 16 Honors thesis talks with physics seniors
(Schedule TBD)


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