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. 

2011-2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE 

Fall 2011

09/01/2011  

DAVIDSON STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH

Leah Ruckle:  Wigner Quasi-Probability Distributions of the Biharmonic Oscillator and Asymmetric Linear Potentials

Taylor Hogan:  Build a Better Building: Applications of Physics in Structural Engineering

Evan Welchman: Exploration of Berry’s Phase

     
09/08/2011  

DAVIDSON STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH

Anna Smith: Second Hyperpolarizability of Carbon Tetrachloride

Chris Cirenza:  Rydberg Excitation at University of Virginia

Ree Lightsey:  Measuring the Mechanical Properties of Spider Silk

     
9/29/2011   Dr. Benjamin Sargent, Davidson '02, Space Telescope Science Institute
   

Dusty Origins: The Birth of Stardust

     
10/13/2011  

Dr. Tom Ratchford, Davidson '57, Professor Emeritus, George Mason University Law School

R&D in the World: How Much? Is It Enough?

     
11/03/2011   Dr. Mario Belloni, Davidson College Physics Department
   

Astrophotography in Davidson: Physicists Fish for Photons

     
11/17/2011  

Dr. Eric Carlson,  Wake Forest University Physics Department

    Neutrino Stars
     

Spring 2012

01/26/2012   Dr. William Hodge, Davidson College Physics Department
   

Berry’s phase?

     
02/02/2012   Dr. Kiril Simov, Davidson '05, University of Virginia Department of Materials Science
    Mn nanostructure self-assembly and magnetism
     
02/23/2012   Dr. Micah Downing, Davidson '86, Blue Ridge Research and Consulting
    Breaking the Myths of Sonic Boom
     
02/28/2012   Dr. Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College Physics Department
    Building a National Digital Library for Computational Physics Education At All Levels
    Common Hour at 11:05 AM in Studio D in the Center For Teaching and Learning, E.H. Little Library
     
03/29/2012  

Dr. Christian Bracher, Bard College Physics Department

Travels in Quantumland:  The Weird and Fascinating Ways of Electrons in Electric and Magnetic Fields

     
05/01/2012   Chris Trennepohl, Davidson College class of 2014
    Time-dependent upconversion in Er-Yb doped sol-gel silicate glass
     
05/03/2012   Leah Ruckle, Davidson College class of 2012
    Why It Flies: The Basics of Airplane Flight
     
     
     
     
     
     
   

 

   

 

     
     

Look at the seminars from 10-11, 09-10, 08-09, 07-08, 06-07, 05-06, 04-05, 03-04, 02-03, 01-02, 00-01, 99-00, and 98-99

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