Spring 2014 Colloquium Schedule

DATE 

SPEAKER 

AFFILIATION AND TOPIC 

1/10/14

VU Physics & Astronomy Faculty & Staff

Valparaiso University, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

“More of Our Favorite Demonstrations”

1/17/14

VU Physics & Astronomy Faculty

Summer 2014 Research Opportunities

1/24/14

Dr. David Wineland

The 2012 Nobel Prize Lecture Video : “Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrodinger’s Cat”

1/31/14

Dr. Andrew Richter

Valparaiso University, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Bio-Nano-Physics

2/7/14

Dr. Lara Arielle Phillips

University of Notre Dame Dept. of Physics

Galaxy Evolution in the Neighborhood

2/14/14

Dr. Butch Brodie

University of Virginia, Dept. of Biology

VUCIS Series:  “The Witches' Brew of a Coevolutionary Arms Race: Eye of Newt, Filet of Fenny Snake, and a Deadly Poison"

2/21/14

Dr. Chris Anderson

Iowa State University, Climate Science Program

VUCIS Series:  “What is Climate 2.0?”

2/28/14

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NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess

3/7/14

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NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess

3/14/14

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NO COLLOQUIUM --Spring Recess

3/21/14

Dr. Kristian Hahn

Northwestern University Dept. of Physics

The Higgs, Revealed"

3/28/14

Dr. Luke Venstrom

Valparaiso University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

"Solar's Bright Future: Opportunities for Solar Thermochemical Fuels and Commodities"

4/4/14

Dr. Bing Shi

Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source

“TBA”

4/11/14

Dr. Sidney Perkowitz

Emory University, Dept. of Physics

VUCIS Series:  “Hollywood “Science”: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science?”

4/18/14

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NO COLLOQUIUM –Good Friday

4/25/14

Dr. Richard Crooks

University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Chemistry

VUCIS Series:  “Surface Modification and Sensors”

5/2/14

Laura Mattson and Jacob Long

Valparaiso University, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

“Senior Research Projects”

(followed by Neils Spring Picnic)