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PHYS 125 Introductory Physics Colloquium

Fridays at 1:40-2:30pm in MP-201*


Grading is based on attendance as evidenced by submitting detailed notes of the talks to the instructor immediately following each presentation. Include at least three questions that you could ask the speaker about the talk.  You are expected to ask occasional questions of the speaker throughout the semester. You must attend all presentations in order to pass the course. Under extraordinary circumstances, a research paper on an approved physics topic may be substituted for missed presentations, with the permission of the instructor.

2006 DateSpeakerTopic
Aug. 25(none)Introductory meeting
Sep. 1Prof. Byung KimSingle-Molecule Recognition and Manipulation Studied by Scanning Probe Microscopy
Sep. 8Prof. Partha RouthGeophysics: Scientific Scope and Career Opportunities
Sep. 15Prof. Dmitri TenneFerroelectric materials: physics and applications
Sep. 22Prof. Paul MichaelsScientific Computing with Open Source and Linux
Sept 29Neil PykeHigh-Powered Rocketry
Oct 6Aaron SupBEC Vortex Matter
Oct 13Dr. Richard ReimannAccelerated Cooling-a Forensic Physics Issue
Oct 20Dr. Dewey DykstraUnderstanding Understanding:  Examples from the physics of everyday life
Oct 27Juan Carlos Diaz-VelezNeutrino Astronomy and Astroparticle Physics at the South Pole
Nov 3PHYS 125 students only**NOV 3 TALK MEETS IN MG135
Nov 10Dylan HaasA Physics Major at Micron
Nov 17Dr. Jeff FairbanksMedical Physics as a Career
Dec 1Bob NiemeyerAstronomy at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory