Colloquium Archives 1989 - 1999

1998-1999

Sept 1998:

  • 2 Dr. G.W.Hawkes, Associate Professor of English, Lycoming College. Art and Physics: A Book Report
  • 9 Dr. Gerald A. Smith, Professor of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University. Antimatter Space Propulsion
  • 16 Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University. Detecting Gravitational Waves: Why, How, and When
  • 23 Dr. Shyamoli Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University. Physics at the Planck Scale
  • 30 Charles R. Doersam, Senior Physics Major, Lycoming College. Slow Positron Beams and P.A.L.S.

Oct 1998:

  • 7 Christopher Lee Dalla Piazza, Senior Physics Major, Lycoming College. Aspects of Research at Lowell Observatory
  • 14 Dr. David Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Physics, Lycoming College. Magnetars: Objects with Strong Magnetic Personalities
  • 21 Dr. David Fisher, Assistant Professor of Physics, Lycoming College. John H. Glenn: Friendship 7 to Discovery 7.
  • 28 Dr. Sally Koutsoliotas, Assistant Professor, Bucknell University. NuTeV Experiment at Fermilab

Nov 1998:

  • 11 Dr. David Fisher, Assistant Professor of Physics, Lycoming College. Superconductivity

Dec 1998:

Jan 1999:

  • 22 Dr. Peter Collings, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College. Resonance Light Scattering: A New Technique to Probe Supramolecular Assemblies of Chromophores

Feb 1999:

  • 3 Mary Ann Seltzer, Junior Physics and Chemistry Major, Lycoming College. Buckminsterfullerene: C60
  • 17 Dr. David Fisher, Assistant Professor of Physics, Lycoming College. A Little Thinning Experiment
  • 24 Jason Zerbe, Junior Cooperative Engineering, Lycoming College. The Modern Bicycle

March 1999:

  • 10 Ryan Broughton, Junior Physics Major, Lycoming College. Applied Physics of Automotive Frame Straightening
  • 17 Eric Broughton, Junior Physics Major, Lycoming College. The Evolution of the Automobile
  • 24 Mike Smith, Senior Astronomy and Physics Major, Lycoming College. Traveling Through Time
  • 31 Sarah McDonald, Junior Astronomy and Physics Major, Lycoming College. Lightning: An Electrifying Experience

April 1999:

  • 7 Rob Cosper, Junior Physics Major, Lycoming College. The Physics of Sports
  • 14 Christopher Dalla Piazza, Senior Physics and Astronomy Major, Lycoming College. Moons: A Program Utilizing Applied Celestial Mechanics
  • 21 Charles Doersam, Senior Physics Major, Lycoming College. Computer Simulations of Liquid Crystal Systems

1997-1998

  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. The Partition Function
  • Nasa tele-conference. Looking at Quasars from Different Angles
  • Charles Doersam, Lycoming College. Atomic Decay in a 1-D Inhomogeneous Cavity
  • Brian McNoldy, Lycoming College. Characteristics of Tropical Convective Systems
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Lattice Simulations of Biological Membranes
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. The Partition Function Part II
  • Chris Dalla Piazza, Lycoming College. Barred Galaxy Resonance Rings
  • Dr. David Schoepf, Bucknell University. The Role of Thermodynamics in the Developement of the Quantum of Radiation
  • Jared Treas, Lycoming College. Radioactive Decay
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Spoofs and Parodies in Physics and Astronomy
  • Laurel Nicolas, Lycoming College. The Rising and Falling of the Hubble Constant, and Epicycles and Deferents Re-visited
  • Brian Dailey, Lycoming College. Seismography
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Mars Pathfinder
  • Charles Doersam, Lycoming College. Using Transfer Matrices to Solve QM Problems
  • Dr. Donald Simanek, Lock Haven University. Fun Physics Demonstrations
  • Nasa Tele-conference. Hubble Highlights
  • Jason Keen, Lycoming College. History of Chaos Theory
  • Mike Smith, Lycoming College. Extra-Solar Planets
  • Michelle Kichline, Lycoming College. Autodynamics
  • Brian McNoldy, Lycoming College. Planetary Atmospheric Dyanamics

1996-1997

  • NASA Tele-Conference. Evidence for Primative Life on Mars--Maybe?
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Meteorites From the Moon And Mars
  • NASA Tele-Conference. Evidence for Early Galactic Formation
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Space Flight Update: What's New and Upcoming
  • Denielle K. Burke, Lycoming College. Comets: Spectacular Celestial Sights
  • Brian McNoldy, Lycoming College. Formation of Severe Weather
  • Brian Daily, Lycoming College. Jumping Off Bridges
  • Craig Cusak, Lycoming College. Collisions of Galaxies
  • Scott Batson, Lycoming College. Shedding Light on Dark Matter
  • Jared Treas, Lycoming College. Hydraulics
  • Matt Manning, Lycoming College. The Possibilies and Problems of Time Travel
  • Mark Avery, Lycoming College. Superconductivity
  • NASA Tele-Conference. Recent Hubble Space Telescope Findings on Quasars
  • NASA Tele-Conference. upcoming Mars Missions
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Flights of the Gemini Twins
  • NASA Tele-Conference. Recent Images from the Galileo Spacecraft's Close Encounter with Ganymede and Europa
  • Mr. Darren Williams, Grad Student, Penn State University. Detection of Extra-Solar Planets
  • Dr. Steven Griffith, Department of Philosophy, Lycoming College. The Nature of Scientific Explanation
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Sound in the Early Universe
  • Dr. Santu de Silva, Department of Mathematics, Lycoming College. Mathematics of Fluid Dynamics
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Structure and Dynamics of Lipid and Lipid Polymer Membranes
  • Dr. Wes Hymer, Center of Cell Research, Penn State University. Cell Biology Research on the Space Shuttle
  • Jared Treas, Lycoming College. Cream: Newton's Law of Cooling
  • Mark Avery, Lycoming College. Interfacing Thermodynamic Experiments

1995-1996

  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Recent Findings in Search to Understand Biological Liquid Crystals
  • Ron Menello, Lycoming College. Hubble Controversy Continues
  • Doug Peck, Director of Packaging, American Home Products Packaging and Enviromental Issues
  • Dr. Beth Cunningham, Bucknell University. Fun with Liquid Crystals
  • Taimur Mirza, Lycoming College. Computational Intelligence
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Astronomical Stone Alignments
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Search for Other Solar Systems
  • Brian Belz, Lycoming College. Study of the Chemistry of MoSe4]2- with Transition Metals
  • Taimur Mirza, Lycoming College. Tutorial Software for Introductory Physics
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Galileo's Rocky Road to Jupiter
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. The Real Story of Apollo 13
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Studies of Liquid-Polymer Systems
  • Dr. Richard Erikson, Lycoming College. The Search for Planets Outside Our Solar System--Part 2: Perhaps They Really are Plentiful
  • Matthew Manning, Lycoming College. Greenhouse Effect
  • Denielle K. Burke, Lycoming College. Optical Atmospheric Phenomena: Glories, Halos, Rainbows, Sun Dogs and Sun Pillars
  • Mark Avery, Lycoming College. Fire in the Sky: A Look into the Northern Lights
  • Don Jimmerson, Lycoming College. Energy Alternatives
  • Taimur Mirza, Lycoming College. Logic Design of Digital Devices
  • John McNear, Lycoming College. Black Holes, Relativity, and Other Related Stuff

1994-1995

  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. What do EEG's, Music, Mountains and Crumpled Pieces of Aluminum Foil Have in Common?
  • Dr. Santu de Silva, Depart of Mathematics, Lycoming College. The Uniform Gravitaional Field in General Relativity
  • Dr. Wesley C. Hymer, Professor of Biochemistry, Penn State University. Biological Applications of Spaceflight
  • Joseph J. Bonner, PELLRAD Project, Penn State university. Rad Waste-- Too Hot to Handle
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Molecular Mechanisms of Biomembrane Phase Transitions Using T-Jumps
  • Dr. Hassan M. Tavossi, Applied Physics Lab, University of Paris VII. Elastic Vibrations and Thermal Properties of Atoms in Crystals--Is There a Macroscopic Model?
  • Dan Brewer, Lycoming College. Networking Personal Computers
  • Dr. Harry J. Augensen, Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Widener University. Nuclei of Planetary Nebulae: Stars Caught in Transition Between Red Giants and White Dwarfs
  • Dr. Richard R Erickson, Lycoming College. Jove's Hammer: Shoemaker-Levi 9 Impacts on Jupiter
  • Dr. Paul H. Shuch, Professor of Electronics, Penn College of Technology. The Search for the Missing Mass
  • Tania M Slawecki, Class of 87 and Department of Polymer Science, Penn State University. Polymers and Surface Physic
  • Travis Shrey, Lycoming College. Aspects of Acoustics
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Surfing the Internet
  • Travis Shrey, Lycoming College. The Physics of Volleyball
  • Dr. Paul Shuch, Director of the SETI League, INC. Searching for Life Among the Stars
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Earthquakes
  • John McNear, Lycoming College. Acoustic Refrigeration
  • Scott Batson, Lycoming College. The Life Cycle of Massive Stars
  • Laurel Nicolas, Lycoming College. The Hubble Hubbub
  • Brian Belz, Lycoming College. Reaction Rates and Their Influences
  • Shawn L. Riddell, Lycoming College. Revolutionary Radar
  • Peter Key, Lycoming College. Nanofabrication
  • Ronald Menello, Lycoming College. Earth's Climate System and Humankind's Influence
  • Taimur Mirza, Lycoming College. Multimedia Physics Tutorial Software

1993-1994

  • Dr. Lori Goldner, National Institute of Standards. Trapping Atoms and Small Particles with Light
  • Dr. Luz J. Martinez-Miranda, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Penn State University. Liquid Crystals in Constrained Geometries: Some Aspects of the Physics of Low Dimensional Systems and Displays
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Gemini Astronaut EVA Experiences
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Ripple Geometries in Condensed Matter Physics
  • Travis Shrey, Lycoming College. Vroom, Vroom
  • Dr. Thomas Solomon, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Chaotic Mixing in Two-Dimensional Flows: Levy Flights and Anomalous Diffusion
  • Dr. Renee Diehl, Dept of Physics. Some Surprises in Alkali Metal Films
  • Dr. Martin Hertzberg, Dept of Chemistry, Physics and Geoscience, Lock Haven University. Atmospheric Warming by the Greenhouse Effect: Thermodynamic Boundary Constraints on its Magnitude
  • Dr. Daniel Leathers, Lycoming Alumni, Department of Geography, University of Delaware. Snow Cover and Climate
  • Dr. Owen Anderson, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Random Dot Stereograms, Their Construction and Possible Applications
  • Susan Banko, Lycoming College. Interpretation of M.C. Escher's Works Through a Physicists Eyes
  • Travis Shrey, Lycoming College. Underwater Dogs: The Structure and Physics of Subwoofers
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Two Upcoming Astronomical Events
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Clementine: Back to the Moon
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. The Physics of Skiing
  • Quay Schappell, Lycoming College. Superfluidity: What is It and How Can It be Used
  • Steven Hess, Lycoming College. The Physics of Sports
  • Daniel Brewer, Lycoming College. Quatum Effect Devices: The Next Generation
  • Ronald Menello, Lycoming College. The Future Direction of Solar System Exploration
  • Lawrence DiPiano, Lycoming College. The Study of the Aerodynamics of Airplanes and Helicopters
  • Shawn L. Riddell, Lycoming College. A Modern Application of Physics
  • Travis Stagg, Lycoming College. Computer Graphics and Their Applications

1992-1993

  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. A Radio View of the Universe
  • Dr. Mark Stuckey, Dept of Physics, Elizabethtown College. Faster-Than-Light Galaxies
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Paleobiology of Dinosaurs
  • Bruce Vaihinger, Class of '88, Project Engineer at Nuclear Research Corporation
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. String Theory
  • Dr. Beth Cunningham, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Ripple Structures in Lipid Assemblies: What are they?
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Geology of Yellowstone National Park
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Computer Use in Astronomy and Physics
  • Dr. Richard Henry, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Quantum Correlations
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Bighorn Medicine Wheel --An American Stonehenge?
  • Ravinder Kareer, Lycoming College. Diodes and Transistors
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. The Physics of Toys
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Eleusis: A Card Game of the Scientific Method
  • Dr. David Wolfe. Lycoming College. Fullerenes: A Look at Bucky Balls
  • Wendy Picker, Lycoming College. Next Stop--Pluto
  • Nicholas O'Dosey, Lycoming College. Looking for Kitty
  • Jeffrey, McClintock, Lycoming College. The Photoelectric Effect
  • Travis Stagg, Lycoming College. The Universe and Grand Unified Theory
  • Quay Schappell, Lycoming College. Relativity: Trust it or Not?
  • Lance Ridall, Lycoming College. X-Ray Diffraction
  • Steven Hess, Lycoming College. Aerodynamic Lift
  • Larry DiPiano, Lycoming College. Superconductivity
  • Travis Shrey, Lycoming College. Mo' Boom

1991-1992

  • Dr. Richard Weida, Dept of Mathematics, Lycoming College. Fuzzy Sets
  • Dr. Renee Diehl, Dept of Physics, Penn State University. What Do We Know About the Structures of Surfaces
  • Dr. Michael Gallis, Professor of Physics, PSU Schuylkill Campus. Quantum Theory and Measurement: Question of "Reality"
  • Anjali Ganapathy, Lycoming College. The Physics of Radiation Therapy
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Thermally Induced Phase Transitions Between Phosphatidylcholine-Cholesterol Multilamellar Assemblies
  • Ravinder Kareer, Lycoming College. The Study of Conformational Searches For Cyclic Molecules
  • Dr. David Schoepf, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Experimental Work With Low-Energy Positron Beams
  • Dr. Rossen Dandoloff, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Geometry of Space Curves and Physics
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Nearest Stars
  • Dr. Donald Simanek, Dept of Physics, Lock Haven University. Physics Follies
  • Dr. Laurence Marschall, Professor of Physics, Gettysburg College. The Supernova Story
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. The Soviet Mir Space Station: Permanent Occupation of Space or Dead-end?
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Geology of Southern Wyoming, Northern Colorado and Eastern Utah
  • James Slicklen, Lycoming College. History of SETI
  • William Covert, Lycoming College. Millikan's Method of Calculating Unit Electric Charge
  • Wendy Picker, Lycoming College. Black Holes Do Exist
  • Hugh Schultz, Lycoming College. Holography
  • Nicholas O'Dosey, Lycoming College. Space Travel and the Theory of Relativity
  • Shane Riddell, Lycoming College. Boundary Value Problems and Bessel Functions
  • James Rothwell, Lycoming College. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

1990-1991

  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Revenge of the Killer Tomatoes: Part 2
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Development of Modern Cosmology
  • Dr. David Lien, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Cometary Dust
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Synchrotron Radiation: A New X-Ray Diffraction Technique
  • Albert Stoner, Dept of Chemistry and Physics, Penn College of Technology. The Science Mission of the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Lessons For Space Station Freedom Learned on Salyut 6 and 7
  • Dr. Donald Simanek, Professor of Physics, Lock Haven University. Scientists and the Spirits
  • Dr. Martin Ligare, Professor of Physics, Bucknell University. Berry's Phase: Unappreciated Aspects of the Quantum Adiabatic Theorem
  • Jim Sproull, Teaching Coordinator, US Geology Survey. Using CD ROM in the Science Classroom Studying Changes in Our Enviroment
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Sandbox Physics (Part I): Experimentally Simulating Crater Impact Processes
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lyocming College. Impact Cratering
  • Lewis Duttry, Lycoming College. Fiber Optics: The Advancement Over Copper Wire
  • Stephanie Heyd, Lycoming College. Prostetic Hands-How They Work
  • Michael Almassy, Lycoming College. Stellar Models: Computers in Astronomy
  • Jay Tanenbaum, Lycoming College. The Way the Radio Works
  • James Slicklen, Lycoming College. Voyage to the Outer Solar System: The Voyager Probes
  • Bill Covert, Lycoming College. How a Speaker Speaks
  • Scott Hiem, Lycoming College. The History of Dynamics
  • Rajan Thampi, Lycoming College. Superconsuctivity
  • Michael Macchione, Lycoming College. The Shape of the Universe
  • Shane Riddell, Lycoming College. Biosphere II
  • Brian Koontz, Lycoming College. Fractals and Their Uses Applied to Crack Propagation
  • Jim Rothwell, Lycoming College. Blackholes Ain't So Black

1989-1990

  • Dr. David Fisher and Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. Voyager 2 Encounter of Neptune
  • Dr. David Wolfe, Lycoming College. Modelling the Effective Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction
  • Lisa Attig, Lycoming College. Aspects of Superconductivity
  • Dr. Beth Cunningham, Department of Physics, Bucknell University. The Interactive Forces Between Phospholipid Bilayers
  • Dr. John Way, Professor of Earth Science, Lock Haven University. An Aspect of the Geology of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Donald Simanek, Professor of Physics, Lock Haven University. The Physical Principles of Unworkable Devices
  • Dr. Peter Pella, Professor of Physics, Gettysburg College. The Nuclear Arms Race
  • Dr. David Fisher, Lycoming College. Galileo: Rocky Road to Jupiter
  • Dr. Joseph Gerencher, Department of Physics, Moravian College. Impacts of Meteorites on the Earth
  • Jim Wheeler, Professor of Physics, Lock Haven University. Building Neutron Stars
  • Dr. Richard Erickson, Lycoming College. The Solar Neighborhood
  • Lisa Attig, Lycoming College. Superconductivity
  • Brian Koontz, Lycoming College. Projectile Motion - The Parabolic Path
  • Mark Klein, Lycoming College. Stellar Spectra
  • Jay Tanenbaum, Lycoming College. The Roots of Astronomy
  • Lewis Duttry, Lycoming College. Newton's Theory of Space and Time
  • Anjali Ganapathy, Lycoming College. Holography
  • Daniel Zettle, Lycoming College. Solar Energy
  • Michael Almassy, Lycoming College. Energy Production and Transfer in Stars
  • Michael Macchione, Lycoming College. Time Travel
  • Steve Woodworth, Lycoming College. What is RADAR?
  • Dr. Santu deSilva, Department of Mathematics, Lycoming College. Kaos in the Klasrum