Physics Department seminars are held on Fridays from 2:15 - 3:20 pm in Norris 102 on the Albion College campus. The public is invited to attend.

Spring 2018 Physics Seminar Series

January 19 Introduction to the class (P. Voss)
January 29 Troy Case (Career & Internship Center)
February 2 Brent Heerspink (MSU)
February 9 Dr. Marco Foranari (CMU): Materials Genome Initiative
February 16 Dr. Vashti Sawtelle (MSU): Physics Education Research
February 23 Dr. MacKenzie Warren (MSU): Navigating STEM as a Transgender Queer Student and Science
March 2 No Seminar
March 9 No Seminar - Spring Break
March 16 Advising/Scheduling Talk
March 23 Chuck Pinter '96 (Senior Environmental Engineer, Ford)
Site Assessment and Remediation (w/ Geology)
Advising Week & Pre-Registration (3/19 – 3/28)
March 30 No Seminar (Good Friday)
April 6 Dr. Marco Foranari (CMU): Materials Genome Initiative
April 13 Patrick Wagner (Class of 2015/6), DENSO
April 20 Phys 291 Presentations
April 27 Reading Day

Spring 2017 Physics Seminar Series

January 20 Introduction
January 27 Nicolle Zellner; Solar Eclipse
February 3 Dave Seely: Analemma Dilemma
February 10 Matt Redshaw (Central Michigan University): Neutrino Physics
February 17 Emily Raucher (University of Michigan): Exoplanets
February 24 Heather Bloomhard, AAS Policy Fellow: Science Funding
March 3 No Seminar
March 10 No Seminar
March 17 No Seminar
March 24 Phil Voss
March 31 Vanessa McCaffery: The Nobel Prize in Physics
April 7 Ted Henderson, '71
April 14 No Seminar
April 21 Phys 291 Presentations: Ben Powell, James Stanulis
April 28 No Seminar

Fall 2016 Physics Seminar Series

September 9 Meet your Faculty: David Seely & Phil Voss
September 16 Student Summer Research: J. Butler, L. Chernysheva
September 23 Student Summer Research: J. Lhamon, B. Good
September 30 Troy Kase: Career & Internship
October 7 Advising: Plan your courses
October 14 Robert "Bob" Armitage, '70
October 28 Tim Rambo (Class of 2009)
November 4 TBA
November 11 Paul Dixon: Inernships at LANL
November 18 Andrew Sharp (Class of 2010)
December 2 Physics 291 Students

Fall 2015 Physics Seminar Series

September 25 TBA
October 2 Stephanie Norwood, '17
October 9 TBA
October 16 Josh Cassada, '95, The Road to the Space Station and Beyond!
October 23 Elmer Lee, Caster Concepts. Entrepreneurial Engineering - Engineering Lessons from a Startup!
October 30 Field Trip to Caster Concepts
November 6 TBA
November 13 Lesley Simanton, '09, The Star Clusters of Spiral Galaxy M101
November 20 TBA
December 4 TBA

Fall 2014 Physics Seminar Series

October 10 Samantha Strasser, '11: Two Test of Cold Temps.
October 17 Nicolle Zellner
October 24 Aaron Miller, '95: Quantum Opus - A Case Study of Albion Entrepreneurship
October 31 Jack Minor
November 14 Lindsay Ciastko and Jim Davidson - Astronomy Research
November 21 Internship Opportunities at Phymouth Technologies
December 5 291 Presentations - Matt Prosniewski & Mario Hermina

Spring 2014 Physics Seminar Series

January 20 Dr. Aaron Miller, How Quantum Mechanics Can Answer Questions that are never asked.
February 7 Dr. Zach Constan, "95, A Supernova in the Lab: Nuclear Research at NSCL
February 14 TBA
February 21 Justin Foley, Next Generation Solar Cells and Infrared Imaging
February 28 Dr. Nicolle Zellner, Look out…above?
March 28 Dr. Nicolle Zellner, Alvan Clark: the Man, the Telescope, the Myth!
April 11 Dr. David Seely, Laboratory measurements of change exhange in collisions of highly charged ions with H and other gases.
April 24 25 Elkin R Isaac Student Research Symposium

Fall 2013 Physics Seminar Series

August 30 Introduction to Physics Faculty
September 9 Dr. Aaron Miller, Quantum Cryptography
September 20 Dr. Khaled Myanmneh, Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, U of M
September 27 David Anderson, WWII Technology for Artillery
October 4 Dr. Nicolle Zellner, To the Moon! What we know and why we should go back.
October 11 Homecoming: Norma J. Taber, Liberal Arts and Engineering, what you know that ain't so.
October 18 Fall Break
October 25 Dr. Dr. Nicolle Zellner, Pre-Advising
November 1 Mallory Traxler, Research Talk
November 8 Brandan Walters,'10, U of M PhD student. Augmentation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Organization and Phenotype Using Fibroblast Co-Culture and Mechanical Stimulation.
November 15 David Anderson, A Nobel Prize has been Awarded because the LHC Discovered the Higgs? A Translation of Modern Hight Energy Physics.
November 22 Open
December 6 Student Presentations
  Winter Break!

Spring 2013 Physics Seminar Series

February 1 Dr. Dave Seely, "Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power"
February 8 Dr. Darren Mason, "Unusual Behavior in a Rubber Cube"
February 15 Dr. Rachel Maitra, "Physics Is Warped: Why Geometry Is Behind All Fundamental Forces of Nature"
February 22 Dr. Zach Constan, '95, "A Supernova in the Lab: Nuclear Science at NSCL"

Fall 2012 Physics Seminar Series

August 31 Dr. Dave Seely, Introduction
September 7 Dr. Nicolle Zellner, "Astronomical Walkabout: Research (and other stuff) in Australia"
September 14 Kelsi Blauvelt '13, "LabVIEW Programming & Instrument Interfacing at NASA JPL "
Olivia Eggenberger '13, "The Efficiency of Microfluidic Devices Over Time"
September 21 Kenneth Sowerwine, "Transition into Engineering and Engineering Internships"
September 28 Dr. Dave Seely, "Studies of Charge Transfer in Low Energy Ion-Atom Collisions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory"
October 5 Joy Achuonjei, Columbia University, "Combined Plan Engineering Program at Columbia University"
October 12 Josh Cassada, '95 (2012 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree), "The Higgs Boson: The Last Piece of the Standard Model"
October 19 Kelsey Morgan, University of Wisconsin, "X-ray Astronomy with Low Temperature Detectors and Sounding Rockets"
October 26 Dr. Charles Moreau, Advising
November 2 Dave Seely, Summer Research Opportunities
November 9 Jenny Tobin, '03 - "My Work as a Nuclear Regulator (and How I got Here!)"
November 16 Larry Molnar, Calvin College, "Collisional History of the Asteroid Belt for Fun and Profit"
November 23 Thanksgiving, no seminar
November 30 Lesley Simanton, '09
December 7 Last day of classes, student reports