Fall Colloquia will be held on Thursdays from 11:10 am - 12:00 pm in 53-202.
November 8th: Dr. Tom Gutierrez & Dr. Jennifer Klay of Cal Poly SLO Physics Dept present: Seek and Describe: The Search for The Elusive Higgs Boson
November 1st: Brandon Seilhan of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: "Measuring Neutron-Induced Fission Cross-Sections With the NIFFTE Time Projection Chamber."
October 25th: Cal Poly Students Jon Macias: Density Functional Theory and the Calculation of a TcMg204 Spinel" and Taylor Shannon: "Fowler-Nordheil Tunneling in Traveling Wave Tubes."
Sept. 27th: Dr. Peter Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics Dept. Presents "Energy, Sustainability, Collaboration: At Cal Poly, in Guatemala."
Spring Colloquia will be held on Thursdays in 52-E27
“Kepler: NASA’s Exoplanet Mission — A Search for Habitable Planets.”
Presented by: Roger C. Hunter, Project Manager, KEPLER Mission, NASA Ames Research Center
Roger Hunter is the Project Manager for the NASA KEPLER Mission. KEPLER is NASA’s first mission to search for habitable planets in our Milky Way Galaxy, outside our solar system. KEPLER’s science objective is to determine how rare, or common, potentially habitable earths are in our galaxy. He will review the KEPLER mission, including background, operations, and results so far in the mission’s first 3 years of Science Operations.
Winter quarter colloquia are being held in 53-206.
February 2, 2012: Two Presentations by Cal Poly Physics Students: Ted Andreas and Grant Olson Presenting: Multipolymer Organic Photovoltaics: A New Approach to Plastic Solar Cell Technology, and Dana Hipolite and Kara Zappitelli Presenting: Field Control if The Surface Electroclinic Effect in Liquid Crystal Displays. Advisor Dr. Bob Echols.
Colloquia in 52-E27
December 1, 2011: Dr. Kat Gillen's Students Present: "Cal Poly's First Magneto Atom Trap."
Nov. 3rd - Dr. Robin Selinger of Kent State: "Modeling Rubber that Moves: Liquid Crystal Elastomers."
Oct. 27 - Dr. Jon Fernsler and Physics Students: "Investigations of No-Layer-Shrinkage Liquid Crystals with a Strange Phase Transition; & How to Build a Liquid Crystal on a Computer."
Oct 11 - Speaker: Jodi Christiansen
Oct 6 - Speaker: Pete Schwartz (postponed)
Sept 22 - Speaker: Jonathan Weinstein (host: K. Gillen)
52-E27 - Thursday 11:10am-12 noon