Colloquium Series

To help you grow as a physicist, astronomer, or engineer, we have colloquium series several times a semester.

The series gives you a chance to get away from the classroom setting, hear from people in the business, and see what’s been done elsewhere. We usually bring in about a dozen speakers a semester. Speakers include government scientists and professors at other universities. 

The colloquium is required, and you do get credit for it. Grad students have to attend three series, undergraduates, one or two.

To make sure you've soaked it all in, we require that you give a presentation at the end of each semester about what you learned. In the fall, you will do an oral presentation, and in the spring, you will do a poster board presentation. These exercises will develop your presentation skills, which is essential in this discipline.

Spring 2014 Colloquium Series

Please join us for our physics and astronomy related seminars. All seminars take place in Cooper Physical Science Building (CP), room 144, and begin at 3:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise). Refreshments are served at 3:15 p.m. in CP 108. Please call 765-285-8860 for further information.




January 16
Professor Yogesh Joglekar, IUPUI
PT Symmetric, Non Hermitian Hamiltonians Via a Leaky Bathtub
January 23 Professor Antonio Cancio, Ball State University
Visualizing the Kinetic Energy Density of Molecules
January 30
Professor Ioan Muntean, IPFW
Three Interpretations and One Argument About Dualities
February 13
Professor Steven Gillam, IPFW
Are Some Globular Star Clusters Remnants of Primordial Star Clusters?
February 20
Barb Stedman, Director of National and International Scholarships, Honors College, Ball State University
Scholarships and Fellowships for STEM Majors
February 27
Professor Jay Christopher Howk, University of Notre Dame
A New Approach to the Cosmic Lithium Problem
March 20 Guillermo Gonzalez, Ball State University
Lithium Abundances in Stars with Planets
March 27
Kristan Corwin, Kansas State University
Counting the Frequency of Light: Gas-Filled Hollow Optical Fibers for Novel Lasers and Frequency Metrology
April 3
Professor Kevin Pitts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Building a Better Undergraduate Physics Program
April 17
Professor Bruce Hrivnak, Valparaiso University
Using Variability as a Probe of the Structure and Evolution of Post-Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars
April 24
Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University SPS Banquet
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

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