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Past Colloquia

Below is a list of talks from previous years’ Colloquia Series.

 

Fall, 2012

 

October 18 – Will Levandowski, Geophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Topic: The mechanics andmath of mountain building

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November 29 – Inge Beckers, Bleuth Institute, Germany
Topic: 3D Optical Microscopy


 

Spring 2012

 

January 24 – Dr. Tuan Nguyen, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
Topic: “Revealing neural connectivity with photons and viruses”

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January 30 – Dr. Mazin Magzoub, Assistant Professor of Physics, Yale University
Topic: “Concentration dependent transitions govern the subcellular localization of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide”

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March 28 – Dr. Ken Budka, Alcatel-Lucent (Bell Labs)
Topic: “Theoretical Communications”

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April 18 – Dr. Alix Davatzes, Temple University
Topic: “Planetary Physics / Mars”


 

Fall 2011

 

September 30Dr. Paul Wiita, Professor of Physics and Chair, TCNJ.
Topic: “Radio Galaxies and Blazars: Unifying a Family”

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October 3 — Dr. Paul Pigram, Dept. of Physics, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Topic: “Surface Science, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology”

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November 1 — Dr. M. Virginia McSwain, Dept. of Physics, Lehigh University
Topic: “To Be or Not To Be:  The Origin of Be Star Disks”


Spring, 2011

 

January 19Dr. David J. McGee, Professor of Physics and Chair, Drew University.
Topic: “Photonics at the nanoscale:  controlling optical functionality in block copolymer domains”

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January 21 — Dr. Michael Pierce, Staff physicist, Argonne National Laboratories
Topic: “How Atoms Dance:  Surface dynamics, x-ray speckles, catalysis and what it all means to you”

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January 25 — Dr. Roberto Ramos, Assistant Professor of Physics, Drexel University.


Spring, 2010

 

April 22 — Dr. Robert Vanderbei, applied mathematician and distinguished astrophotographer, and Professor and Chair, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University.
Topic: “The Search for Earth-like Planets”

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April 15 — Professor David Spergal. Chair, Astrophysical Science, Princeton University
Topic: “Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and Inflation”

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March 19 — Dr. Nate Magee.  Interim chair, TCNJ Physics.  School of Science Colloquium.
Topic: “The snowpocalyptic winter of 2010, climate change science, and the tuning of LUTES:  perspectives from the surface of a snowflake.”

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March 3–  Mike Carr, Rutgers University, Volcanologist and former Dean of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers.


Fall, 2009

 

September 16  — Dr. Mike Kavic, TCNJ new faculty in physics
Topic: “Transient Pulses from Exploding Primordial Black Holes as a Signature of an Extra Dimension”

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September 23 — Dr. Frederik Simons, Princeton University
Topic: “Robust tools to study noisy and incomplete geophysical and cosmological observables:  Theory, applications and future directions.”

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Wed, Oct. 21: Marivi Fernandez-Serra, SUNY, Stony Brook
Topic: “The Hydrogen bond: source of water exotic properties and key to future’s green energy source”

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Wed, Oct. 28: John Simonetti, Virginia Tech
Topic: “A Black-Hole-Neutron-Star Binary System: Searching for Extra Spatial Dimensions”

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Friday Nov 20: Dr. Philip Rubin, George Mason Univ.
Topic: “Complicated Searches for Simplicity: An Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics”

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Wed, Dec. 2, Dr. Amer Lahamer, Berea College
Topic: Mossbauer and Laser Ablation Studies

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Fri., Dec. 4: Dr. Paul Wiita, Georgia State University
Topic: “Quasars, Radio Galaxies and Blazars: Fast Fluctuations and Furious Flows”


Fall, 2008

 

September 4 – Dr. George Coyne, reknowned astronomer, Jesuit priest and former director of the Vatican Observatory

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September 17th – Dr. Vadim Levin, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Rutgers University

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October 8th – Dr. Paul Evenson, Professor of Physics, Bartol Research Inst., University of Delaware

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October 27th – Dr. Peter Collings, Morris Clothier Professor of Physics, Swarthmore College
Topic: “Chromonic Liquid Crystals: A New Form of Soft Matter”

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November 5- Dr. Paul McCracken, Senior Research Physicist, Imaging Department, Merck Research Laboratories
Topic: “MRI research on disease processes “

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November 19 – Dr. Geoff Abers, Columbia University
Topic: “Seismically imaging the effects of H2O on the deep Earth at subductionzones: Postcards from the wedge”

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November 20 – Dr. Robert Nemiroff, Mich. Tech University
Topic: “Adventures in Gravitational and Observational Astrophysics”

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