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 2015 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 15
Farida Salim, Bowling Green State University
Semiconducting and Insulating Nano and Bulk Complex Oxides
January 22
Eric Hedin, Ball State University
Higher-dimensions and the Nucleon-nucleon Central Potential
January 29 Babak Seradjeh, Indiana University
Proposed Realization and Signatures of Floquet Topological Superconductors and Insulators
February 5
Sima Setayeshgar, Indiana University
Optimal Strategies in Single Cell Sensing and Response
February 26 John Millis, Anderson University
VERITAS and New Pulsar Paradigms
March 19
Nancy Sandler, Ohio University
Strained Graphene: Transport Through Flowers
March 26 Young Kim, Purdue University
Unexpected Ultrastrong Light Scattering in Natural and Biological Tissue
April 9 John Eric Goff, Lynchburg College
Great Science on Display at the World Cup and Tour de France During Summer 2014
April 16 Guillermo Gonzalez, Ball State University
Star-Planet Interactions: Stellar Rotation
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

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