DAVIDSON PHYSICS

Note: Our usual seminar time is 4 pm with refreshments in the lobby of Dana starting at 3:45pm. 

Students are welcome to join us for lunch at the Commons with our seminar speaker. 

2007-2008 SEMINAR SCHEDULE 

Fall 2007

9/6/2007  

DAVIDSON STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH

Catherine Clodfelter and Mona Shaban Measuring Flagella Force Regeneration in Chlamydomonas cells with Optical Trapping Techniques

Kelly Howell Upwelling Microwave Radiation from Trees in a Snow-Covered Area

Audrey Cundari My Summer at Evernham Motorsports

(NOTE:  these talks will begin a little earlier than usual, at 3:55 PM.)

   

 

9/13/2007  

DAVIDSON STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH

Bobby Mohr   Photodetachment Spectroscopy of the Negative Oxygen Ion

Anne Joiner Title TBA

Vincent Nardone Fiber-Optic Probes as Biosensors

     
10/4/2007   Kate Scholberg, Physics Department, Duke University
    Neutrinos from the Sky and through the Earth
     
10/25/2007   Adrian Daw, Physics Department, Appalachian State University
    Studying ions to understand plasmas
     
11/29/2007   Jon Bender, Tractor Formulations R & D, Afton Chemical
    What every science student should know about friction
     
12/11/2007   Brant West, Physics Department, Davidson College
    Using transient capacitance to explore doping and defect concentrations in semiconductor diodes

Spring 2008

2/14/2008   Larry Engelhardt, Francis Marion University
    Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of magnetic molecules: What do all of these big words mean?
     
3/17/2008   Doug Bonessi, Wake Forest University
    Polarizability of Optically Torqued Nanorods
     
3/19/2008   Marvin Payne, Bowling Green State University
    Inelastic two-wave mixing: Another way of looking at light storage and retrieval
     
3/20/2008   Rachel Patton McCord (Class of 2004), Harvard University
    Translating the cell's instruction manual: A biophysicist's approach to understanding gene regulation
     
3/26/2008   Wei Guo, Queens University
    Light emission and detection as a single process
     
    David Mermin, Physics Department, Cornell University
4/3/2008   Public Lecture on Spooky Actions at a Distance @ 7pm in the 900 Room
4/4/2008   Physics/Math Seminar on What Has Quantum Mechanics to Do With Factoring? @ 2:30pm in Dana 146
4/4/2008   North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Banquet Lecture on The Geometry of (Flat) Spacetime @ 7pm in Chambers Gallery
     
4/7/2008   Mark Holcomb, Rush University Medical Center
    Measurement and Analysis of Cardiac Tissue during Electrical Stimulation
     

Look at the seminars from 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.

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