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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 2016 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.

Date

Speaker

Topic

January 21
Douglas T. Petkie, Wright State University
Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Physics and Applications
January 28
Guillermo Gonzalez, Ball State University
Variability Among Stars in the M 67 Field from Kepler/K2-Campaign-5 Light Curves
February 4
Ali Razavieh, Pennsylvania State University
Nanoscience
February 18
Guoping Zhang, Indiana State University
Nanoscience/Condensed Matter Theory
February 25
Katherine Rhode, Indiana University
Astronomy/Astrophysics
March 3 Joseph Wallace, IUPUI
Biomedical Engineering/Mechanics of Hard Tissues
March 17
Karthik Vishvanath, Miami University
Optics & Spectroscopy in Biology & Medicine
March 24 Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton
Condensed Matter and Optical Physics
March 31 James Beatty, Ohio State University
Astronomy/Astrophysics
April 7
Burcin Bayram, Miami University Condensed Matter Physics, Experiment
April 21
Nayana Shah, University of Cincinnati Nanoscience/Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
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