To help you grow as a physicist, astronomer, or engineer, we have colloquium series several times a semester.

The series gives you a chance to get away from the classroom setting, hear from people in the business, and see what’s been done elsewhere. We usually bring in about a dozen speakers a semester. Speakers include government scientists and professors at other universities. 

The colloquium is required, and you do get credit for it. Grad students have to attend three series, undergraduates, one or two.

To make sure you've soaked it all in, we require that you give a presentation at the end of each semester about what you learned. In the fall, you will do an oral presentation, and in the spring, you will do a poster board presentation. These exercises will develop your presentation skills, which is essential in this discipline.

Fall 2018 Colloquium Series

Please join us for our physics and astronomy related seminars. All seminars take place in Cooper Physical Science Building (CP), room 144, and begin at 3:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise). Refreshments are served at 3:15 p.m. in CP 108. Please call 765-285-8860 for further information.

Date

Speaker

Topic

September 6
Feng Jin, Ball State University
Thermionic Emission and Surface Cooling from Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Oxide Thin Films
September 13 POSTPONED - Matthew Orvis, Near Space Launch Physics Applications in the Space Industry
September 27 Yong Joe, Ball State University Molecular Electronics: Charge Transport in DNA
October 4
Timothy Stelzer, University of Illinois, UC
A Bright Future for Introductory Physics Courses
October 11
Manoel Couder, University of Notre Dame
Nuclear Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame
October 25
Enrico Vesperini, Indiana University Astronomy
November 1 Adam Wasserman, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Density Functional Theory
November 8 William Plick, University of Dayton Quantum Optics
November 29 Students, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University Undergraduate/Graduate Student Talks
December 6 Students, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University Undergraduate/Graduate Student Talks