Spring 2009 Colloquium Schedule
DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION AND TOPIC
1/09/09 VU Physics and Astronomy Faculty & Staff

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“Our Favorite Physics Demos!”

1/16/09 Chris Wagner, Ryan McGuire, Sam Schaub

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Summer Undergraduate Research”

1/23/09

Faculty of VU Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"A Summary of the Research Programs in Physics & Astronomy at VU"

1/30/09

Faculty of VU Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"A Summary of the Research Programs in Physics & Astronomy at VU, Part II"

2/06/09

Dr. Todd Hillwig

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Ancient Astronomy"

2/13/09

Dr. Dan Welty

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Dept. of Astronomy
"Interstellar Abundances in the Magellanic Clouds"

2/20/09 Dr. Gary Morris & Katherine Kuster

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Study Abroad -- Our Experiences in Japan”

2/27/09 --------------- NO COLLOQUIUM –Spring Recess from Classes

3/06/09 --------------- NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess from Classes

3/13/09 --------------- NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess from Classes

3/20/09 Dr. Bart Wolf

Valparaiso University, Department of Geography and Meteorology
"Meteorological Doppler Radar and VU's Simultaneous Dual-Polarization System”

3/27/09

Dr. Bruce Hrivnak

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"Planets Around Other Stars"

4/03/09

Tom Morris

St. Louis Traffic Accident Reconstruction
"Collision Reconstruction Using Conservation of Energy"

4/10/09 --------------- NO COLLOQUIUM –Good Friday
4/17/09 Dr. John Wefel (VU ’66)

Louisiana State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“Cosmic Rays at the Bottom of the World”

General Public Lecture at 7:30 in NSC 234:
"Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica"

4/24/08 Ansel Hillmer, Dan Trubey, Ryan McGuire

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“Senior Research Project Final Reports”

5/01/08 Andy Piccirilli, Chris Wagner

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“Senior Research Project Final Reports”

5/01/08 ---------------

Neils Science Center Spring Picnic @ Kirchhoff Park
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