Events

Unless otherwise noted, talks take place on Tuesdays at Noon in Science-1023. All members of the Grinnell College campus community are invited to the seminars.  Presentations subject to change.

Date Seminar Title & Speaker
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"The Power of Symmetry in Theoretical Physics".

Dr. Vincent Rodgers, University of Iowa

Science #1023, noon – 1:00 p.m.

September 17, 2013

"Grinnell-Wash U 3-2 program Q&A session".

Chris Kroeger, Assoc. Dean of Students, Washington University

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013

"PEERING INTO ATMOSPHERES OF ALIEN WORLDS"

  • Dr. Emily Rauscher, Princeton University

Monday Apr. 29, 2013 7:30pm

"The sound of friction: Investigations into the fundamental mechanisms of mechanical energy dissipation at the nanoscale/microscale"

  • Erin Flater, Associate Professor of Physics, Luther College
Apr. 23, 2013

"The Elusive Higgs Bosen – Finally!"

  • Dr. Reno, Professor and Chair of Physics at the University of Iowa
Apr. 16, 2013

"Student reasoning, epistemological framing, and introductory physics"

  • Paul Hutchison, Department of Education-Grinnell College
Wednesday Apr. 10, 2013

"Highlights from the FERMI Gamma-Ray Space Telescope"

  • Eric charles'94, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Friday Apr. 5, 2013

"How to become invisible without a cloak"

  • Fernando Guevara Vasquez, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

Apr. 2, 2013

"Studies of the Extragalactic Background Light"

  • Matthew Orr, Iowa State University
Friday Mar. 15, 2013

"MinutePhysics: From Grinnell to Youtube"

  • Henry Reich '09

Feb. 26, 2013

"Baseball Physics"

  • Andrew Kelley '14
Feb. 19, 2013

"Density of Quantus States around a Black Hole, Part II"

  • Leo Rodriguez, HHMI Post-Doctoral Fellow & Lecturer
Feb. 12, 2013

"Density of Quantus States around a Black Hole"

  • Raghav Malik '13 & Leo Rodriguez, HHMI Post-Doctoral Fellow & Lecturer
Feb. 5, 2013

"Summer Research MAP Applications"

  • Grinnell College Physics Faculty
Nov. 27, 2012

"Fabrication of a Solar Cell and Theory of Lattice Diffusion"

  • Chris Eckberg '13
Nov. 6, 2012

"Analysis of the unidentified galactic y-ray source MGRO J1908+06 with XMM-Newton"

  • Evangelos Vlachos '15
Oct. 30, 2012

"Inter-Galactic Medium"

  • Jessica Werk, University of California, Santa Cruz
Oct. 19, 2012

"Graduate School: Applying, Living, Researching"

  • Kyle Lynch-Klarup '10, University of Oregon

Oct. 9, 2012

Panel Discussion – "Graduate School, Summer Research, and other topics"

  • Grinnell College Physics Faculty
Oct. 2, 2012

"X-ray Diffraction and Magnetization of Rare Earth Crystals"

  • Giorgos Mamakoukas '14 & James St. Germaine-Fuller '15
Sept. 25, 2012

"Black Holes, Conformal Fields and Quantum Gravity." Part 2

  • Ananda Guneratne '14
Sept. 11, 2012

"Black Holes, Conformal Fields and Quantum Gravity." Part 1

  • Leo Rodriguez, HHMI Post-Doctoral Fellow & Lecturer
 Apr. 17, 2012

"Super, Cool Liquids and the Liquid-Glass Transition"

  • David L. Sidebottom, Associate Professor Department of Physics, Creighton University
 Apr. 10, 2012

"The Journey of Ammonia into the Cell"

  • Ugur Akgun, Assistant Professor of Physics, Coe College
 Feb. 28, 2012  "Ballistic electron transport in low dimensional materials"
  • Andrew Stollenwerk, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Northern Iowa
 Feb. 7, 2012

Part two: "String Theory and the Known Universe"

  • Leo Rodriguez, HHMI Post-Doctoral Fellow & Lecturer
 Jan 31, 2012

Part one: "An Introduction to String Theory and its Symmetries"

  • Leo Rodriguez, HHMI Post-Doctoral Fellow & Lecturer
 Jan 24, 2012

"Summer research opportunities at Grinnell College."

  • Grinnell College Physics Faculty
 Friday Nov. 4, 2011

Transparent Conducting Oxides Research: The Tools of the Trade

  • Matthew Dabney ’91, National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 Thursday Nov. 3, 2011

Niobium Doped Titanium Dioxide as an Indium-Free Transparent Conducting Oxide.

  • Matthew Dabney ’91, National Center for Photovoltaics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 Oct. 25, 2011

Neutrino Oscillations - A Door to New Physics

  • Brian Rebel `98, Wilson Fellow, Fermilab
 Oct. 11, 2011

Malignant or Benign? Using Ultrasound to Characterize Tissue

  • Timothy Stiles `98
 Sept. 27, 2011

The Wild Hunt: Searching for Exoplanets and the Remnants of Planet Formation

  • Sebastian De Pascuale
Sept. 20, 2011

Panel discussion about graduate schools

  • The Grinnell College Physics Faculty
Friday Sept. 2, 2011

The “Green” Universe: How the Cosmos Curbed its Gas Addiction

  • Michael Cooper ‘01, Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Galaxy Evolution, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
Aug. 30, 2011

Predicting the maelstrom: The physics of the ocean

  • Brian Arbic, PhD, University of Michigan, Geological Sciences