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Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.
The Physics Department Colloquia - Spring 2013
The Physics Department Colloquia of the Fall 2012 semester
Chris, originally from Eureka, California, graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2010 with a degree in Physics and Computer Science / Mathematics. Currently working in the high-tech area of Silicon Valley, he still finds time for life outside work. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, camping and being outdoors, and homebrewing in his spare time.
Emily Fagan ’14 and Alaina Green ’13 are working alongside Assistant Professor of Physics Shannon O’Leary to discover how laser light interactions are affected by magnetic fields.
Assistant Professor of Physics received a $35,000 Cottrell College Science Award to investigate a noise-based spectroscopic technique and develop a novel atomic magnetometer.
Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2012.
Taylor Murphy ’13 received a prestigious science scholarship for her exceptional work in physics and mathematics.
Summer science program presentations
Join our Summer Reading Group featuring “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” written by 2012 Symposium Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lisa Randall“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” not only provides clarity in the new explorations in Physics and Cosmology but also presents a rousing defense of the science in our lives and how is it interfaces with the world. We feel this book merits discussion so we would like to invite you join our Summer Reading Group. If your are interested, the L & C bookstore is now offering a great deal - 40% the list price for students and faculty.
Mystery peacock visits Olin.
The Physics Department Colloquia of the Spring 2012 semester
Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2011.
2011-2012 Faculty Profile Q&A
Dan West B.A. ’07 tells Outside magazineabout the physics of kayaking down waterfalls and how extreme athletes are testing the limits of the human body.
Students who have been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2011.
Erik Gerwick B.A. ’07 tells The Chronicle of Higher Educationwhy he chose to pursue a Ph.D. in physics abroad.
Lunch-time talks for 2011.
Lewis & Clark top producer of Peace Corps volunteers in new ranking
Professor Ethan Siegel, a renowned blogger, has a down-to-earth discussion about theoretical astrophysics in this Portland Tribune profile.
Learn more about the research that Simon and his peers Lindsay Hilken, a senior music and biochemistry and molecular biology double major, and Louis Prahl, a senior physics major, are doing this summer in the following podcast.
Starry Night allows Stephen Tufte, associate professor of physics, to help illuminate why people once viewed the world as either earth-centered (geocentric) or sun-centered (heliocentric). It’s just one of the topics covered in the new interdisciplinary course Origins of Life in the Universe.
The Physics Department Colloquia of the Fall 2009 semester.
With a broad range of academic interests, a deep engagement in the sciences, and a passion for international study, Conor Jacobs B.A. ‘09 nabbed the 2009 Rena J. Ratte Award, the undergraduate college’s highest academic honor.