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.

Fall 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.




September 4
Chris Nelson, PhD
A Frustration Based Theory of the Structural Glass Transition in As2Se3
September 11 Professor Todd Hillwig, Valparaiso University Determining the Fraction of Binary Systems Among Planetary Nebula Central Stars
September 25 Gary Turner, Big Sandy Community and Technical College The Connection between δ Scuti Stars and Close Binary Parameters
October 2 Professor Eric Stinaff, Ohio University Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures
October 9 Professor Fangqiang Zhu, IUPUI
Calculating Transport Properties of Membrane Channels from Computer Simulations
October 23 Professor Ron Kaitchuck, Ball State University
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium
October 30 Hal Spinka, Argonne National Lab The Dark Energy Survey
November 6 Professor Sergio Ulloa, Ohio University Dirac Electrons in Two Dimensional Crystals
November 20 Undergraduate/Graduate Physics Students, Ball State University Student Research Presentations
December 4
Undergraduate/Graduate Physics Students, Ball State University
Student Research Presentations
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

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