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Senior Seminars

The Physics Department Seminars are at noon in Barnes Science Building 219 unless otherwise specified. 

Lunch is provided before the seminar begins.

Please always RSVP to Kate Carlton at 719-389-6577 or kcarlton@coloradocollege.edu

2018-2019:


Amaury Bargioni, October 2nd

Tyler Sym, October 5th

Harm Althuisius, October 9th

Konrad Lyle, October 12th

Clifford Francis, October 26th

Molly Rose Merkert, October 30th

Kenn Crossley, November 2nd

Dylan Robles, November 6th

Jack Schrott, November 9th

Zoe Krauss, November 30th

Nick Merritt, December 4th

Hollis Hunnewell, December 7th

Rory Lowe, December 11th

Zach Cohen, February 5th

Nathan Agarwal, February 8th

Payton Landes, February 22nd

Alexander Makic, February 26th

Stan Zhang, March 5th

Travis Aerenson, March 29th

Changzhe Xu, April 2nd

Anna Gilbertson, April 5th

2017-2018:


Student in the senior capstone class travel to a Colorado Springs elementary
school to showcase fun physics and to practice science communication.


Callan McCormick, September 29th - Light Emitting Diodes: Improving Efficiency Droop in Gallium-Nitride LEDs 

Sam Meyjes, October 6th - The Physics of Solar Power: Rear Cell Engineering for Cheaper and More Efficient Solar Cells 

Benjamin Pitta, October 13th - The Cassini-Huygens Mission 

Javier Corona, October 27th - The Electric Car: Past, Present, and Future, from convenience to world saving 

Jules Randolph, October 31st - Diffusion Monte Carlo Methods in Quantum Molecular Calculations 

Victor Torres, November 3d - Physics of Superheroes: Deconstructing Superman 

Calvin Butler, November 7th - Lightening and How It's Studied

Nicholas Crews, December 1st - Force Sensors: Theory and Application 

Kyla Jarka, December 5th - Exoplanets and How We Detect Them 

Anthony Connors, December 8th - Overcoming Hydrostatic Pressure: Exploring the Ocean's Depths

Yuhan Chen, December 12th - Holograms

Gerardo Ramirez, December 15th - Turbulence 

Benjamin Elgren, January 26th - MEMS Microphones

Jacob Kohler, January 30th - Observationally Testing the Triple Origin of Blue Straggler Stars with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Andrew Combs, February 2nd - Electric Skateboards: a General Look at Electric Vehicles 

Maddie Lucey, February 6th - Cataloging the Praesepe Cluster: Identifying Interlopers and Binary Systems

Nelson Ding, February 9th - Experimental High Energy Physics with the CMS Detector at the LHC 

Rowan Kowalsky, February 23d - Mapping Geothermal Production Potential 

Jason Bair, February 27th - A Very Small Amount about the Physics of Baseball

Isiah Kang, March 2nd - SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch: The Physics of Thrust

Alana Aamodt, March 6th - The Falling Slinky

Sohair Abdullah, March 9th - Radio Wave Propagation Across Turbulent Oceans

 2016-2017:

Bara Hanzalova, October 14th - Soap Films and Bubbles 

Emiliano Morales, October 28th - Skyscrapers: Structure, Materials, and Design 

Armand Dominguez, November 4th - The Physics of Photography 

Chris Maves, November 11th - The Physics of Archery Bows

Marcus Swanson, December 2nd - The Free Kick Experiment 

Caden Kunkel, December 9th - Active Galactic Nuclei - Quasars and Blazars

Zoe Pierrat, January 27th - Estimating Exospheric Hydrogen Density Using Lyman-alpha Irradiance Measurements from SOLSTICE

Teddy Weeks, February 3rd - Physics of Room Acoustics: Measuring Reverb Time 

Brian Gebhard, February 10th - Non-Thermal "Cold" Plasma 

Xiangmin Yang, February 24th - Aspects of Elementary Particle Interactions  

Turner Williams, March 3rd - Optically Active Materials 

2015-2016:

Michael Leveille - Exoplanets

Thomas Braine - Reactor research

Victoria Bry - Engineering for earthquakes

JD Merritt - Gravitational waves

Samuel Huestis -Relativistic jets