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Fall 2012 Seminars

Date Title (Topic) Speaker
Tuesday, September 11 Snacks at 3:30 in SB157 Seminar class at 3:45 pm  

Tuesday, September 18

Recollision Excitation in Quantum Descriptions of Double Ionization of Helium
Students Eddie Chen, Nathan Harkema, and Christian Woolley; Professor Stan Haan
Tuesday, September 25 Radioecology--uptake of radionuclides in plants David Bytwerk, Oregon State University
Tuesday, October 2 Snacks at 3:30 in SB157 Seminar class at 3:45 pm  
Tuesday, October 9 Extreme Binary Stars: the fast, the hot, and the downright strange
Students Daniel Van Noord and Richard McWhirter; Professors Steve Steenwyk and Larry Molnar
Tuesday, October 16

Striking patterns in electric discharges

Students Shaun Alsum, Andrew Hess, Jacob Lampen, and Margeaux Carter; Professor Matthew Walhout

Tuesday, October 23
Advising Recess

No seminar class or snacks

Tuesday, October 30

Practical advice for starting a career in physics and astronomy Bonnie Speyers, Career Counselor for Calvin's Career Development Office and Professor Loren Haarsma

Tuesday, November 6

Instructor's Goals for Using Example Solutions in Introductory Physics William Mamudi, Western Michigan University
Tuesday, November 13 Biophysics of lipid-sugar phase transitions Students Kyle Bussis and Erica Chan; Professor Paul Harper
Friday, November 16
3:30 pm NH 078
The Botjes Miniature Planetarium, Driven and Regulated by a Chauncey Jerome Clock Clarence Menninga (Professor of Geology, Emeritus)

Tuesday, November 20

Asteroid collisions Students Hannah Pagel and Sam Van Kooten; Professor Larry Molnar
Tuesday, November 27 Measurements of interactions between lipid membranes Horia Petrache (Associate Professor of Physics, Indiana Univ Purdue Univ Indianapolis)
Tuesday, December 4 Snacks at 3:30 in SB157 Seminar class at 3:45 pm


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When: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Where: Science Building 110 unless otherwise noted. Meet at 3:30pm in SB157 for refreshments (refreshments are available even on Tuesdays with no seminar!)

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