Junior and senior physics majors attend our biweekly colloquium series, held on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 pm in Shanahan B460. The talks are open to all students and to the public, and are frequently attended by scientists from the other Claremont Colleges, Cal Poly Pomona, and others. The series features speakers from a broad range of institutions and fields of physics.

HMC Physics Colloquium shot
Feb. 15, 2000 S. R. Kulkarni, Caltech
The Brilliant Gamma-ray Bursts: Dying Cries for the Deep Universe
Feb. 1, 2000 Ken Janda, University of California at Irvine
Liquid Helium Nano-droplets, a Superfluid Solvent?
Jan. 18, 2000 Dale M. Meade, Princeton University
Confining a Fusion Fire: A Grand Challenge for Science and Technology
Nov. 30, 1999 Matt Carey (’85), IBM Almaden Research Center
What’s in Your Hard Drive: Thin Films for Magnetic Recording
Nov. 16, 1999 John C. Mankins (’78), NASA
Challenges and Opportunities for Affordable Human Exploration of the Solar System
Nov. 9, 1999 Denise M. Krol, University of California at Davis
Optical Materials for Waveguide and Fiber Devices
Oct. 26, 1999 Roger Carlson (’89), TRW
The Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope, or, Why I Should Have Paid Attention in Theo-Mech
Oct. 5, 1999 Mary Barsony, University of California at Riverside
The Formation of Stars and Planetary Systems in Our Era
Sept. 21, 1999 Stephen K. Park, University of California at Riverside
Use of Naturally Occurring Low Frequency Electromagnetic Waves for Determination of Feologic Structure
May 4, 1999 Paul Kwiat, University of California at Riverside
Something Quantum This Way Comes
April 20, 1999 Harry Tom, University of California at Riverside
What Can Happen in a Few Femtoseconds?
April 6, 1999 Henry C. Kapteyn (’83), University of Michigan
Ultrashort Light Pulses
March 23, 1999 Michael Cross, Caltech
Controlling Chaos: Towards Quieting the Beating Heart
March 2, 1999 Robert P. Wolf, Harvey Mudd College
Boojums and Hyperbolic Hedgehogs: Strange Beauty of Nematic Liquid Crystal Emulsions
Feb. 9, 1999 David J. Stevenson, Caltech
The Formation of the Earth and the Role of Impacts on the Origin of Life