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. 


Fall 2005

9/7/2005  4:30pm, refreshments at 4:00   S. James Gates, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for String and Particle Theory, University of Maryland 
    Can Concordance Occur in Superstring M-theory?
9/22/2005   Davidson Students: What I did on my Summer Vacation

Laura Gilbert:  “Wigging out for the summer”


James Wells:  “Photodetachment spectroscopy from cooled negative ions”


David Sheibley:  “Impedance Testing of Battelle CPC-coated samples”

    Carlos Ortiz:    “Designing a Genetic Parametrizer of Thermonuclear Reaction Rates”
9/29/2005   Davidson Students: What I did on my Summer Vacation

Austin Reid:  “Detection and Discrimination of Special Nuclear Materials”


Rob Correll:  “Sol-Gel Glasses, Rare Earths and Phonon Emission”


Colleen Gillespie: "Energy transfer from Gd3+ to Tb3+ in SiO2 sol-gel glasses"


Adil Bahalim:  “Using GEMINI to study multiplicity distributions of light charged particles and neutrons”

10/27/2005   Chandralekha Singh, Physics Department, University of Pittsburgh
    Improving student understanding of introductory and upper-level physics
11/17/2005   William H. Guilford, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
    The mechanics of actomyosin bonds: What's the catch?

Spring 2006

1/19/2006    Tim Gfroerer, Associate Professor of Physics, Davidson College
    Solar cells, sluggish capacitance, and a puzzling observation
2/9/2006   Laura Greene, Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Detection of broken symmetries in high-temperature superconductors with planar tunneling spectroscopy
3/16/2006    Jim Bowsher, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
    PET, SPECT, and multi-modality imaging in healthcare and research
4/20/2006    Rick Robinett, Professor of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    The infinite well and delta-function potentials as pedagogical, mathematical and physical models in quantum mechanics
    Laura Gilbert, Physics Honors Thesis Presentation, Davidson College
    An Analytic Study of the Asymmetric Infinite Square Well
5/1/2006    Independent Research Course Presentations
    Jonathan Baker, Davidson College
    Al3+ concentration dependence of Tb3+ fluorescence in sol gel glasses
    Mary Fulton, Davidson College
    Photodetachment Spectroscopy from Cooled Negative Ions

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

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