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. 

2009-2010 SEMINAR SCHEDULE 

Fall 2009

9/3/2009  

DAVIDSON STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH

Dan Hampton  Photocapacitance measurements on GaP alloys for high efficiency solar cells

Caroline Vaughan  Radiative efficiency with photon-recycling near an isolated defect in GaAs

Mac Read  Defect-related recombination and free-carrier diffusion near an isolated defect in GaAs

   

 

9/10/2009  

DAVIDSON STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH

Kelsey Chisholm  Quantum-mechanical Sum Rules in Parity Related Potentials

Seyi Ayorinde  A Study of Wigner Function Negativity

     
10/22/2009   Dan Boye, Physics Department, Davidson College
    Hollow Nanoparticles Made Easy
     
12/3/2009   Michael McGuire, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Materials for Energy: Chemistry and Physics of New Superconductors and Thermoelectrics
     
12/7/2009  

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Caroline Vaughan  How does diffusion affect radiative efficiency measurements?

Mac Read  Modeling defect-related recombination and free-carrier diffusion near an isolated defect in GaAs

     

Spring 2010

1/27/2010   Tom Marshburn (Davidson Physics, Class of '82), NASA
    A Talk on his Recent Space Shuttle Flight
     
2/1/2010   Steven Koonin, U.S. Department of Energy (Bank of America Lecture, 7:30pm in the 900 Room)
    Addressing America's Energy Challenges: Science, Politics, and the Global Search for Alternative Energy
     
2/18/2010   Karen Daniels, Physics Department, NC State University
    Playing with Sand: Complex Behaviors from a Simple Material
     
3/25/2010   Vadas Gintautas, Los Alamos National Lab
    Better living through interreality: How real-time computer simulations can dramatically influence the real world
     
4/7/2010   Brooke Hester, University of Maryland and NIST
    Optical Tweezing and Extinction Resonance
     
4/22/2010   Will Hodge, Wake Forest University
    An Introduction to Hubbard Rings
4/29/2010   Ruili Wang, Georgia State University
    Solar Energy Conversion in Photosystem I (PSI) studied using FTIR Difference Spectroscopy
     
5/3/2010  

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Caroline Vaughan  How do diffusion and photon recycling affect radiative efficiency measurements in semiconductors?

Mac Read  Defect-related recombination and free-carrier diffusion near an isolated defect in GaAs

   

 

Look at the seminars from 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004, 2002-2003, 2001-2002, 2000-2001, 1999-2000, and 1998-1999

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