School navigation


Fall 2009

September 30, 2009

Olin Hall

Physics Colloquium Series
Organizer: Herschel Snodgrass, ext. 7584,

Colloquia will be held Mondays at 4:15 p.m. in the Olin Physics-Chemistry Building, Room 204. Refreshments and pre-colloquium discussions are at 4:00 p.m. in the Olin Foyer.

To see colloquia from previous semesters, please visit the Colloquia Archive.


September 21

Martin Olsson, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Visiting Professor of Physics, Lewis & Clark College

“Why There are Quarks”


October 5

Martin Waugh, Artist & Inventor (High Speed Photography), Lewis & Clark Physics Graduate 1976

“Taming Nonlinearity One Drop at a Time”


October 19

R. Y. Shuping, Research Scientist, Space Science Institute

“Astronomy at 41,000 Feet:  The NASA SOFIA Mission


November 2

Katie Clarkson, Lewis & Clark Physics Graduate 2001, 4/2 Engineering Program , Columbia University, Dam Safety Engineer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

“How I Got My Dam Job:  The Trajectory of a Hidden Physicist”


November 16

Barbara Breen, Claire Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Portland

“Novel Dynamics of One-Way Coupling”


December 7
Advanced Lab Presentations 4:15-5:15

December 10
Advanced Lab Presentations 11:30-12:30 (see time change)


45.451227254264; -122.667546036987