Fall 2023

September 8, 2023
Dr. Christian Boutan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
The Hunt for Dark Matter Axions

September 29, 2023
Dr. R. Dean Astumian, University of Maine
Kinetic Asymmetry Versus Power Strokes in the Design of Molecular Machines

October 13, 2023
Dr. Manh-Huong Phan, University of South Florida
Opportunities in Nanobiomagnetism and Healthcare Monitoring

November 17, 2023
Frank Dudish, University of Maine
Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty (or: “What I did Last Christmas”)

December 1, 2023
Dr. Eric Burkholder, Auburn University
Using real-world problem-solving to target structural inequities in introductory physics

Fall 2022

November 4:
Meteorites – touching our solar system from Earth!
Dr. Henning Haack – Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
“Scalable and flexible measures of student learning across time and context”


Spring 2020

February 14: Bethany Wilcox, U. Colorado Boulder, “Scalable and flexible measures of student learning across time and context”

February 21:  Glen Van Brummelen, Quest U., “The Forgotten Man: Astronomy in the Transformative 15th Century”
NOTE LOCATION: Hill Auditorium, ESRB
Joint with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

May 1: Senior capstone presentations

Fall 2019

September 6:  No colloquium; Department Picnic

September 13: Kevin Plaxco, U. California Santa Barbara, “Counting Molecules, Dodging Blood Cells: continuous, real-time molecular measurements directly in the living body”

September 20, 3:00 start:  Alexander Turbiner, ICN-UNAM & Stony Brook U., “Choreography in Physics, in (non)-Newtonian gravity (living in motion)”

October 4:  Christopher Spalding, Yale: “Primordial Sculpting of Planetary System Architectures”

October 11: Scott Randall, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, “X-Ray Studies of Clusters of Galaxies”

October 25: Feng Yan, U. Alabama:  “Photovoltaics for Renewable Energy: Cubic and Non-Cubic Chalcogenides Thin Film Solar Cell”

November 15:  Emanuele Berti, Johns Hopkins U., “Gravitational waves from compact binaries: implications for fundamental physics and astrophysics”

December 6: Karissa Tilbury, U. Maine Biomedical Engineering