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About Us: Seminars

Fall 2013 Seminars

Date Title (Topic) Speaker
Tuesday, September 10 Snacks at 3:30 in SB157 Seminar class at 3:45 pm  

Tuesday, September 17

Recent progress on variable stars
Student Dan Van Noord
Tuesday, September 24 To Explode or Not To Explode: Electron Capture Supernovae in Single Stars and Binaries Professor Arend J. Poelarends, Wheaton College

Tuesday,October 1

NOTE: snacks in SB110

Cold atom optical clocks: keeping time to 17 digits

Nathan Lemke, PhD, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Tuesday,October 8 Data Aquisition and Analysis with LabVIEW; Using laser light to decelerate argon and krypton atoms
Students Nathan McReynolds and Jonathan Shomsky
Tuesday,October 15

Multifaceted Monoolein

Professor Paul Harper and students Zach Strango and Chris Ver Hoef

Tuesday, October 22

LSST: a decade-long movie of the Universe

Jake VanderPlas, NSF post-doctoral fellow, University of Washington,Calvin Physics alumnus

Tuesday, October 29
Academic Advising

No seminar class or snacks  

Tuesday,November 5

Locking the frequency of a laser using an acoustic-optic modulator Students Jake Lampen and Margeaux Carter
Tuesday, November 12 Snacks at 3:30 in SB157
Seminar class at 3:45 pm
Tuesday, November 19 Refining Asteroid Collisional Timescales Student Sam Van Kooten and Professor Larry Molnar

Tuesday, November 26

Summer experiences Students Erica Chan and Josue Diaz
Tuesday, December 3
Can Scientists Pray? dvd recording of lecutre given at Calvin College by Sir John Polkinghorne

Tuesday, December 10 Reading Recess

No seminar class or snacks



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Find us

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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Past seminars