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Fall 2013

August 29, 2013

Refreshments 4:00 pm in the Foyer of the Olin Physics-Chemistry Building
Presentations 4:15-5:15 pm in Olin 204


September 17: Special Event (Tues 4:00 pm in Olin 301):

Science Serving Society: Reflections on four years in Washington DC
Jane Lubchenco, Environmental Scientist and recent NOAA Administrator

September 30:

Physics in the Wild: the pitfalls, perils, and positives of taking science to the general public
Ethan Siegel, Head Curator at Trapit

October 14:

Casting a Shadow on Quasars: Revealing the mysteries of galaxy formation and evolution using damped Lyman alpha systems
Regina Jorgenson, NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii

November 4:

A Tale of Two E’s: Energy and entropy in aqueous interfaces
David Roundy, Oregon State University

Rescheduled for December 9:

How I Got My Dam Job: From L.C. Physics to Columbia University
Engineering and back to Portland as a Dam Safety Engineer
Katie Clarkson ‘01, Civil Engineer at Federal Energy Regulation Commission