Spring 2012 Colloquium Schedule

DATE 

SPEAKER 

AFFILIATION AND TOPIC 

1/13/12

Faculty and Staff

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics & Astronomy

"Our Favorite Physics Demos"

1/20/12

Dr. Brian Rebel

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

“Neutrino Oscillations: A Door To New Physics”

1/27/12

 

Physics & Astronomy Faculty

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics & Astronomy

"Summer Research Opportunities in the Physics & Astronomy Dept."

2/03/12

Dr. Dave Karowe

Western Michigan University

NCIS – “Increasing atmospheric CO2 does more than warm the planet:  direct effects on plants, insect herbivores, and their predators”

2/10/12

Dr. Trevor Price

University of Chicago

Annual Celebration of Darwin Day

NCIS - "The Origin of Bird Species"

2/17/12

Dr. Nathan Harshman

American University

NCIS – “Maximizing Information, Minimizing Correlation: I Come To Bury Entanglement, Not To Praise It”

2/24/12

Dr. David Kohlstedt (VU '65)

University of Minnesota

NCIS – “Shearing Melt Out of the Earth: The Role of Deformation in the Extraction of Melt from Great Depths”

3/2/12

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NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess from Classes

3/9/12

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NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess from Classes

3/16/12

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NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess from Classes

3/23/12

Dr. Michael Pikaart

Hope College

NCIS – “A tale of tails:  control of gene expression through histone protein modification”

3/30/12

Dr. Tobin Sosnick

Univ. of Chicago

NCIS – “Physics meets Biology: From neurons to protein folding & design"

4/6/12

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NO COLLOQUIUM –Good Friday

4/13/12

Dr. John Millis

Anderson University

“The VERITAS Program in Gamma Ray Astronomy”

4/20/12

Dr. Don Koetke

Valparaiso University

“Observation of antimatter He4 nucleus at the STAR experiment at RHIC”

4/27/12

Senior Students

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics & Astronomy

"Senior Research Project Final Reports"

5/04/12

VU Students

Valparaiso University, Department of Physics & Astronomy &

Neils Science Center Spring Picnic

"Senior Research Project Proposals & Spring Picnic"