Physics Blog

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, February 19, MG 1096, 16:30

    February 14, 2014

    Dissociation of Molecular Ions Studied by Coincidence Mass Spectroscopy Pengqian Wang Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Illinois University Much of our knowledge on the structure and dynamics of molecules come from the dissociation of molecular ions. In these studies one needs to distinguish different dissociation channels and measure the kinetic energy release of each […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, February 12, MG 1096, 16:30

    January 28, 2014

    The End of Miniaturization: Electronic Nanostructures Craig Pryor Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa Modern semiconductor technology allows one to confine and manipulate electrons in structures that are only tens of nanometers in size. From lasers to quantum computers, understanding the theoretical details of electron confinement in nanostructures helps optimize existing devices and […]

  • Distinguished SPS Chapter

    December 5, 2013

    Truman’s Society of Physics Students has been recognized as a “Distinguished SPS Chapter for 2012-13.”

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, December 4, MG 1000, 16:30

    November 14, 2013

    MEMS Capacitors with Dual Cavity for Energy Harvesting Mahmoud Almasri Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri—Columbia A novel electrostatic MEMS capacitors array with dual capacitive cavities for energy harvesting will be presented. The device uses the wasted energy associated with undesirable mechanical vibrations to power microelectronic sensors and actuators widely found in […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, November 13, MG 1000, 16:30

    November 5, 2013

    Stimuli Responsive Advanced Functional Materials Reza Montazami Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University Micro and nano technologies have emerged as power tools for investigating and controlling the interactions between micro- and nanostructures and their surrounding for fuel cell studies, metal-ion polymer battery developments, biomimetic actuators, and smart skin technology, to name a few. In […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, October 30, MG 1000, 16:30

    October 21, 2013

    Undergraduate Summer Research Lauren Liegey, Katherine Maxwell, Francis Afzal Department of Physics, Truman State University There are many opportunities for undergraduate physics majors at all levels to participate in research over the summer. These are through REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs, internships at national labs, summer research here at Truman, and other means. Three […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, October 16, MG 1000, 16:30

    October 7, 2013

    Using Lithium to study the evolution of stars and the galaxy Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas Astronomers are adept at analyzing the emitted spectrum from stars to constrain their surface temperatures, surface gravities, masses and original chemical compositions. Stars also modify the surface abundance of some elements, sometimes by […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, October 2, MG 1000, 16:30

    September 20, 2013

    Theoretical and computational modeling of biomolecular and multi-cellular systems Ioan Kosztin Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri—Columbia The quantitative description and understanding of the functioning of biological systems is extremely challenging due to their complexity and the wide range of relevant length and time scales involved. This talk will present two examples of […]

  • Physics Colloquium Wednesday, September 18, MG 1000, 16:30

    September 10, 2013

    The Missing CO2 and One Way to Find It William Hayden Smith Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis About one-half of the CO2 produced by anthropogenic activity is missing. There are lots of solutions to where it might have disappeared, but no proof as to which if any is correct. This […]

  • Fall Colloquia

    August 29, 2013

    The Physics Colloquium schedule is set for the Fall semester. Announcements will appear here as talks approach; the first one is on September 18. See the Colloquia page for a full listing for the Fall semester.

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