PHY 497 Physics Seminar

Fall 2014 Schedule

All meetings are on Weds. from 3:20-4:15 p.m. in CH100 unless otherwise noted.  The Physics Club Picnic will be held at Myrick Park.

1 Jan. 29 Seminar Description

Feb. 5

Tina Current & Julie Pickering

UW-Milwaukee Dual-degree Program

3 Feb. 12

Lindsay McHenry, UW-Milwaukee

The Minerals of Olduvai Gorge: Implications for Stratigraphy, Paleoanthropology, and Mars Geology

4 Feb. 19

James Hamilton, UW-Platteville

Graphene Materials

5 Feb. 26

Gokul Gopalakrishnan, UW-River Falls

Atomic Vibrations in Nanoscale Membranes

6 Mar. 5

Eric Barnes, UW-L

Dark Matter

7 Mar. 12

Demian Cho, St. Mary's University

Hawking Radiation and Astrophysics

8 Mar. 19

Spring Break

No Seminar

9 Mar. 26

Andy Pawl, UW-Platteville

Physics Education Research

10 Apr. 2

Scott Whitfield, UW-Eau Claire

An Experimental Analysis of a Vibrating Guitar String Using High-speed Photography

11 Apr. 9



12 Apr. 16

Thomas Scaife, UW-Platteville

Physics Education Research

13 Apr. 23

Sujatha Sampath, UW-Milwaukee

Spider Silks and the Nano World

14 & 15 April 30 & May 1

M. Darby Dyar, Mt. Holyoke College

(4/30) Calibrating ChemCam: Analytical Chemistry at Arm's Length

(5/1) From Manet to Mars: My Life as a Scientist So Far

16 May 7

Spring Picnic; 1-page Paper Due by 5:00 PM

Contact Dr. King in CH 2011 or at 785-8671 for further information, or email him at