March 14. Rick J. Noel, Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation, Robins Air Force Base: "Deep Impact Mission."
|W 4/25||Philip Olivier||Electrical & Computer Engineering||Coordinated Control of a 12 TET Robot|
|W 4/18||Student presentation -- Roland Everett Fall, Karl Heath Martin and D. W. Bo Broadwater: Ruben's Tube: Visualization of Standing Waves with Flames|
|W 4/11||Curtis Herink||Mathematics||Quantum Computing|
|W 3/28||Student presentation -- Joshua Kingsley: Myoelectric Motorized Dorsiflexive Prosthetic Foot|
|W 3/21||Student presentation -- Thomas Legare IV: Wireless Power Transmission through Evanescent Wave Coupling|
|W 2/28||Douglas Young||Physics||Laser Cooling of Atoms & Use of Animations in Teaching Physics|
|W 2/21||John Lee||Physics||A Brief Survey of Scanning and Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy|
|W 2/14||Randall Peters||Physics||Canonical Forms of Anharmonicity -- One Known, the Other Unknown|
|W 2/7||Journal Club: "The Early Days of Precision laser Spectroscopy," by Richard G. Brewer, Aram Mooradian, and Boris P. Stoicheff, Physics Today (Jan 2007); discussion led by John Lee.|
|W 1/31||Douglas Young||Physics||A Review of Plasma Propulsion Methods|
|W 1/24||Randall Peters||Physics||Laying Foundations of Science with Excel|
|W 1/17||John Lee||Physics||Study of Nonlinearities in High-Temperature Superconductors|
October 11. Michael Jay Schillaci, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina: "From Brains to Branes: Probing the Possible Philosophical, Practical, and Programmatic Partnerships between Physics and Psychology".
October 4. Sameer Dileep Hemmady, Department of Physics, University of Maryland at College Park: "Universal Fluctuations in Quantum-Chaotic Systems."
|W 12/6||Student presentation -- Thomas Legare IV and Kyle Suddreth: The convergence of Physics and Archeology: The physics and utility of a Fluxgate Magnetometer|
|W 11/29||Student presentation -- John Elliott McCrary: Building a Gas Turbine from an Ordinary Turbocharger for Turbo Machinery Lab|
|W 11/15||Student presentation -- Thomas Legare IV: Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor Technnology|
|W 11/8||Matthew Marone||Physics||Early Experiments in Electricity and Magnetism|
|W 11/1||Craig Byron||Biology||Mechanobiology of Cranial Suture Waveform|
|W 10/25||Martin Zhao||Computer Science||Finite Element Simulation of Creep Buckling of CIPP Liners|
|W 10/18||Journal Club: "Spacetime and Euclidean Geometry," by Dieter Brill and Ted Jacobson, Gen.Rel.Grav. 38 (2006) 643-651; discussion led by Jose Balduz.|
|W 9/27||Journal Club: "The Stability of the Bicycle," by David E. H. Jones, Physics Today (Sep 2006); discussion led by John Lee.|
|W 9/20||John Lee||Physics||From tops to phase sensitive pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometers|
|W 9/13||John Lee||Physics||RF Back to Basics: Power Measurements (provided by Agilent Technologies online)|
|W 9/6||Douglas Young||Physics||Tools for Managing the Information Explosion|
|W 8/30||Randall Peters||Physics||State-of-the-Art Digital Seismograph|
Fall 2005 & Spring 2006
May 23. Sheng-Chiang "John" Lee, Department of Physics, University of Florida: "Seeing through a different light - Study of molecular magnetism and superconductivity with microwaves."
May 3. Slaven Peles, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara: "Reducing Symmetry to Produce Stable Synchronization."
March 27. Virginia McSwain, Department of Astronomy, Yale University: "The Evolution of Massive Binary Stars."
March 20. Brett Bolen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University: "The Gulf Between Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity."
|F 3/17||Douglas Young||Physics||Computer Users Of The World Unite! Open source software solutions for the masses.|
|F 9/9||Randall Peters||Physics||Some Physics of Hurricanes|
|T 7/19||Jose Balduz||Physics||Quantum Observer and Spacetime Hierarchies and Causal Sets, Hypergraphs and Cosmology|
|M 7/18||Dillon F. Scofield||Oklahoma State University Physics & ApplSci Inc.||Quantum Dynamical Manifolds|
|M 7/18||Rod Armour||Physics||Lorentz Covariance of the Maxwell Equations|
March 30. Michael Torbett, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Macon State College: "Journey to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan."
|W 4/27||Student presentation -- Samson Alva on "Applying Quantum Mechanics on Simple Graphs"|
|W 4/20||Student presentation -- Laura Lucas on "Common Algorithms in Physics and Operations Research"|
|W 4/13||Student presentation -- Tim Born on "The Math behind the Tuning of a French Horn"|
|W 4/6||Student Honors Project presentation -- Laura Lucas on "Standing wave patterns on Chladni plates"|
|W 3/23||Douglas Young||Physics||The History and Science of Auroras|
|W 3/16||Paul Lewis||Christianity||Prospects for Natural Law in a Chaotic Universe|
|W 2/23||Jeff Denny||Mathematics||Cooling Math Offices in Ware Hall|
|W 2/16||Bruce Dod||Physics||Sympathetic Vibratory Physics and other Pseudo-Sciences|
|W 2/9||Randall Peters||Physics||Detailed Experimental Study of two heat Engines (Use of Classical Mechanics to better understand Thermodynamics)|
|W 2/2||Douglas Young||Physics||Antimatter Containment|
|W 1/26||Jose Balduz||Physics||The Graph Laplacian as a Tool for Network Resistance and Discrete Space Distance|
|1/19||Randall Peters||Physics||Some Mathematical Foundations of Deterministic Chaos in Physics|
October 27. Michael Torbett, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Macon State College: "Mars, Rovers and Water."
October 21. Marsha I. Lester, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor in the Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania: "Infrared Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Reaction Intermediates in Atmospheric Chemistry"
October 6. Thomas Erber, Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology: "New Developments in Metal Fatigue."
James H. Shirley, Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. September 16: "Is There Life Outside the Earth? Exploring the Surface of Jupiter's Moon Europa;" and September 15: "A Fourth Inertial Force."
|W 12/1||Student presentations -- Jeremy Blalock on "Getting There: A Hitchhiker's Guide to Our Galaxy," about methods of propulsion for launch into space and cruising in space; and William Clearman on "Friction Stir Welding Applications in Aerospace."|
|W 11/17||Student presentations -- Tim Born on "The Math Behind Musical Temperament;" and Richard Davis on "Metaphysics: The Jurisdiction of Science," addressing the question of the scope of the sphere in which scientific investigation operates and the unanswered questions posed by elements outside of its range.|
|W 11/10||Student presentation
-- Laura Lucas on "Kinesiology: The Human Machine."
Journal Club: "Friction at the Mesoscale," Contemporary Physics, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp 475-490 (2004)
|W 11/3||Randall Peters||Physics||Seismic Instrument Evolution with a Focus on Applied Physics|
|W 10/13||Jose Balduz||Physics||Modeling Space with Simple Graphs|
|W 9/29||Claes Fredriksson||Environmental Science||The Physics and Biology of a Biomaterials Sensor|
|W 9/22||Bruce Dod||Physics||Meteorites and their Impacts: an Introduction to Past and Impending Disasters|
|W 9/8||Carolyn Yackel||Mathematics||The Permutahedron or What I did on My Summer Vacation|
|W 9/1||Matt Marone||Physics||In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Experiment for Mars Exploration (What I did on my summer vacation)|
|W 8/25||Randall Peters||Physics||Debunking the Linear Damping Model for Mechanical Harmonic Oscillators|
|W 4/21||Rod Armour||Physics||Is Matter a Form of Light? Spin-1/2 Maxwell Fields and the Unification of Electromagnetic and Matter Waves|
|W 4/14||student presentation - Cassie Carlton: How Cell Phones Work|
|W 4/7||Jose Balduz||Physics||Density Functional Theory|
|W 3/24||Matt Marone||Physics||Newton's Theory of Colors|
|W 3/17||student presentation - Cassie Carlton: How Plasma Screens Work|
|W 3/3||Caryn Seney||Chemistry||Opening the Black Box: A New Perspective on Modular Instrument Design|
|W 2/25||Douglas Young||Physics||Student Misconceptions About Resistive Circuits|
|W 2/18||Douglas Young||Physics||Student Understanding of Mechanical Waves|
|W 2/4||Rollin S. Armour, Sr.||Christianity
|Cosmologies Ancient and Modern|
|W 1/28||Bruce Dod||Physics||Palynostratigraphy - Rock Age Determination Using Fossil Pollens and Spores|
|W 1/21||Journal Club: Stochastic Resonance|
|W 1/14||Randall Peters||Physics||Sophisticated Spreadsheet Digital Data Processing|
November 5. Suman Chakrabarti, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville: "Developing Antimatter Containment Technology: Modeling Charged Particle Oscillations in a Penning-Malmberg Trap"
presentations - Heather
Hubble: Magnetic Target Fusion and
Samson Alva: A New Approach to the Game of Life
|W 11/19||Douglas Young||Physics||Magnetrons|
|W 11/12||Journal Club: Faster-than-light speeds, tachyons, and the possibility of tachyonic neutrinos|
|W 10/29||Jose Balduz||Physics||Soccer Ball-Shaped Universe (!?) ... and other cosmic tales|
|W 10/22||Douglas Young and
|Physics||Some ideas for teaching in the physical sciences|
|W 10/15||Loren Sumner||Mechanical Engineering||Some general concepts in fluid mechanics for single-phase-fluid flow|
|W 10/1||Douglas Young||Physics||Simultaneity
in Einsteinís Special Theory of Relativity:
An Analysis of the Train/Embankment Thought Experiment
|W 9/24||student presentation - Heather Hubble: Fun with Fusion Reactors|
|W 9/17||student presentation - Samson Alva: Building an Efficient Diode-pumped Nd:YAG Laser|
|W 9/10||Journal Club: Reinterpreting the famous train/embankment experiment of relativity|
|W 9/3||Randall Peters||Physics||Friction, friction everywhere but in our understanding!|
|W 8/27||Douglas Young||Physics||A Tour of Redhat Linux|
Joint Engineering and Physics Seminar: April 28. Jeff Allen, National Center for Microgravity Research, NASA Glenn Research Center, and Loren Sumner, School of Engineering, Mercer University: "Water Management in PEM Fuel Cells Potential-Scholarship Discussion."
Joint Mathematics and Physics Colloquium: March 19. Trustees Dining Room in Connell Student Center. James V. Herod, Professor Emeritus, School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology: "Examples from Mathematical Biology."
|W 4/23||student presentation - Heather Hubble: Transport of Organic Molecules Through Liposome Layers|
|W 4/16||student presentation - Bayard Stringer: Alternative Methods of Rocket Propulsion|
|W 4/9||Jeff Denny and Carolyn Yackel||Mathematics||Teaching with WebWork|
|W 3/26||Douglas Young||Physics||Open Magnetic Traps|
|W 3/5||Philip Olivier||Electrical and Computer Engineering||A Hidden Physicist: The benefits of a BS in Physics|
|W 2/26||student presentation - Bayard Stringer: The Solar Neutrino Puzzle and Its Solution|
|W 2/19||student presentation - Heather Hubble: The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics|
|W 2/12||Randy Spaid||Secondary and Science Education||Disparate Approaches to Learning Physics: Understanding Student Engagement|
|W 2/5||David Crowley||Biology||Fact,
Fiction, and Fantasy:
Understanding current issues in modern genetics
|W 1/29||Jose Balduz||Physics||Quantum Strangeness Part 2: Solutions?|
|W 1/22||Jose Balduz||Physics||Quantum Strangeness Part 1: The Problem|
|W 1/15||Randall Peters||Physics|
November 6. Huabei Jiang, Biomedical Optics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University: "Biomedical Optical Imaging."
October 9. Peter W. Milonni, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory: "Fast Light and Slow Light."
|W 12/4||student presentations: Armor-piercing Ammunition | Strain Gauges | Organic Thin Film Transistors|
|W 11/20||student presentation - Jessica Kennedy: Nikola Tesla, Neurotic Genius?|
|W 11/13||student presentations: Fuel Cell Technology | Introduction to Numerical Methods|
|W 10/30||James Arruda||Psychology||The
P2 visual evoked potential and the diagnosis of probable
Alzheimer's dementia: A psychometric study.
|W 10/23||Andrew Pounds||Chemistry||Navigating in Hyperspace|
|W 10/16||Bruce Dod||Physics||Meteorite Analyses Using the Electron Microprobe|
|W 10/2||student-led discussions: Hydro-forging Metals | The Arrow of Time|
|W 9/25||student-led discussions: Diamond Semiconductors | Carbon Nanotubes|
|W 9/18||student-led discussions: The Higgs Particle | Quantum Computing|
|W 9/11||Loren Sumner||Mechanical
|Thin-film analysis of the return flow and resulting interface shape of a thermocapillary-driven nonwetting droplet|
|W 9/4||David Nelson||Mathematics||To Infinity and Beyond|
|W 8/28||Randall Peters||Physics||Foundations and Frontiers of Damping Physics|
April 17. Denis Donnelly, Head of the Physics Department, Siena College: "Using MathCAD in Undergraduate Physics."
February 20. JB Sharma, Physics Department, Gainesville College: "Integrating Technology in the Physics Classroom."
|W 3/20||Douglas Young||Physics||Magnetic Traps|
|W 3/6||Matt Marone||Physics||Light Emitting Diodes - Physics and Applications
(Why is Blue so important anyway?)
|W 2/13||Eddie Thomas||Philosophy||The Spider, the Ant, and the Bee - Situating the Rationalism/Empiricism Debate Within the History of Science|
|F 2/8||Dale Moore||Chemistry||The Unusually Intense Photoluminescence of Semiconductor Quantum Dots|
|W 1/30||Jeff Denny||Mathematics||PISEMA Powder Patterns and PISA Wheels|
|W 1/23||Jose Balduz||Physics||Quantum Computing and Shor's Algorithm|
|W 1/16||Randall Peters||Physics||The Thermomechanics of the Stirling Engine|
October 31. Jonathan Lukin, Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon Institute of Science and Department of Biological Sciences: "NMR Studies of Biomolecules: a New Spin on Biology."
|W 11/28||Greg Domin||Political Science||Missile Defense in the 21st Century: Threat, Cost, and Effectiveness|
|W 10/24||Tony Weathers||Mathematics||Introduction to Dynamo Theory|
|W 10/17||Matthew Marone||Physics||Spintronics and Hard Disks|
|W 10/10||Jose Balduz||Physics||Unification of Physics and the Standard Model|
|W 10/3||Douglas Young||Physics||High Power Microwave Generation in a Backward Wave Oscillator with a Central Conductor|
|F 9/28||Bruce Dod||Physics||Meteoritic Evidence Leading to Dinosaur Demise Theory|
|W 9/19||Loren Sumner||Mechanical
|Core-film Flow in Microchannels|
|W 9/5||Randall Peters||Physics||Creep-enhanced Seismic Sensing|
|W 8/29||Douglas Young||Physics||Introduction to SigmaPLot and MAPLE|
April 5. Mara Prentiss, Physics Department, Harvard University: "The Nano-Universe: Challenges and Opportunities of Really Small Things"
March 28. John Cochran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University: "Tethered Satellite Dynamics."
February 28. Ed Sickafus from Ntelleck, LLC: "Unified-Structured Inventive Thinking - Solving Corporate Technical Problems with Speed, Efficiency, and Profit."
February 7. Robert Dean, Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE). Auburn University.
|W 4/11||Randall Peters||Physics||The Physics of Whirling Tubes|
|W 3/21||Jose Balduz||Physics||Kinematics of the Non-Local Spacetime Web|
|W 3/7||Rod Armour||Physics||The Return of the Aether! (Conclusion)|
|W 2/21||Rod Armour||Physics||The Return of the Aether!|
|W 2/14||Matt Marone||Physics||The Physics of Ground Fault
(How to save your life for less than $5.00)
|W 1/31||Clayton Paul||Electrical and
Time-Domain (FDTD) Solution of the
Transmission Line Equations for High-Speed Interconnect Design
|W 1/17||Douglas Young||Physics||Nuclear Fusion: Devices and Difficulties|
|W 1/10||Randall Peters||Physics||Some of My Favorite Physics Demos|
|W 12/6||Randall Peters||Physics||The Incessant Hum of Planet Earth|
|W 11/29||Matt Marone||Physics||Java Applets in Physics Education (WSC Room 103)|
|W 11/15||Loren Sumner||Mechanical Engineering||Open Channel Flow 101 (Room 117, Engineering Bldg)|
|W 11/1||Randall Peters||Physics||Phonons and Nonlinearity|
|W 10/25||Peter Ozimba||Physics||Regge Pole Renormalization of Relative
Differential Cross Section (Continued)
|W 10/18||Peter Ozimba||Physics||Regge Pole Renormalization of Relative
Differential Cross Section
|W 10/11||Douglas Young||Physics||Physics Education Research|
|W 10/4||Randall Peters||Physics||New Window on the Solid Earth (Continued)|
|W 9/20||Randall Peters||Physics||New Window on the Solid Earth|
|W 9/13||Jose Balduz||Physics||Additional Dimensions in Spacetime|
March 28. Julie Talbot (physics faculty candidate), Clemson University: "An Alternative to Renormalization"
|4/19||Randall Peters||Physics||The Stirling Engine-Comparison of a Simple Theory with Experiment.|
|4/5||Bruce Dod||Physics||Palynostratigraphy of the Rico Formation - How To Find and Use Fossil Pollen and Spores To Determine the Age of a Paleozoic Rock Formation|
|3/15||Matt Marone||Physics||Hands-on Introduction to LabVIEW|
|3/1||Jose Balduz||Physics||More on Simple Predator-Prey Models|
|2/23||Randall Peters||Physics||Canonical Naivete--the universal assumption of viscous
Simple Harmonic Oscillators
|2/16||Diane Lynch||Physics||Resonance Effects in Molecular Photoionization|
|2/9||Randall Peters||Physics||"Star Wars" Physics--examples from the U.S. Antisatellite Program during the 1980s|
|2/2||Douglas Young||Physics||Vircators, Part II|
|1/24||Douglas Young||Physics||Vircators: Virtual Cathode Oscillators|
|1/10||Bruce Dod||Physics||Summer at the South Pole: Mercer's Antarctica Expedition of 1993|
October 15. Louis
Bloomfield, Physics Department, University of Virginia:
"How Things Work: Using Everyday Objects to Teach Physics to Non-Scientists." How Things Work is a course for non-science students that introduces them to physics in the context of everyday objects. It reverses the traditional format of physics courses by starting with whole objects and looking inside them to see what makes them work. Because it concentrates on concepts rather than math, and on familiar objects rather than abstract constructs, How Things Work serves both to reduce students' fears of science and to convey to them a substantial understanding of our modern technological world. In this talk, I will describe the course briefly and then show how I do it. We'll examine the physics and science behind several common objects, including a roller coaster, a bicycle, and a microwave oven.
|11/30||Taha Yarahmad||Physics||The Uncertainty Principle|
|The Development of Stability Analyses for a Thermocapillary Driven Flow|
|11/4||Andrew Pounds||Chemistry||Modifying the Laws of Dynamics to Suit Our Needs|
|10/26||Diane Lynch||Physics||Molecular Dynamics of H/Metal Systems|
|10/6||Randall Peters||Physics||Complexities of Some Otherwise Simple Harmonic Oscillators of Mechanical Type -- Shake-up of a Classical Foundation|
|9/28||Jose Balduz||Physics||Non-Local Spacetime Web, Part 2|
|9/22||Jose Balduz||Physics||Non-Local Spacetime Web|
|9/14||Douglas Young||Physics||MAGICal Simulation of a High Powered Microwave Source|