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Fall 2006
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
Room 411, Thornton Hall (unless otherwise noted)
4:05 PM (refreshments at 3:50)
[Talks in Thornton 429 begin at 4:00; refreshments at 3:45]
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9/11 Faculty Presentations

9/18 Faculty Presentations

9/25 Student Research Presentations

10/2 Student Research Presentations

10/9  Prof. Eugene Chiang, Astronomy Depr., Univ. of California, Berkeley
         "Celestial Engineering: Resonance and the Dynamical Architecture of Planetary Systems"

10/16  Dr. Nicholas Platts, Carnegie Institution of Washington
          "The Chemical Origins of Life"
          Note special location -- TH 429. (Talk at 4:00 p.m.; refreshments in TH 334 at 3:45 p.m.)

10/23  Dr. Simon Labov, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
          "Advanced Detectors to Counter the Nuclear Terrorism Threat"


10/30  Prof. Joel Primack and Ms. Nancy Abrams, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz.
      "The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the
        Cosmos"
Note special location -- TH 429. (Talk at 4:00 p.m.; refreshments at 3:45 p.m.)

11/6  Dr. Andrea Pocar, Physics Dept., Stanford University.
         "The Strange Tale of the Tiny Neutrinos"

11/13  Dr. Holger Schmidt, Elec. Engineering Dept., Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
          "Single-Particle Studies Using Integrated Hollow-Core Waveguides"

11/27 Dr. Linda Shore, The Exploratorium
          "Supporting High School Science Teachers"
 
12/4  Dr. Michael Woods, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
          "The Strength of the Weak Force"
        
Note special location -- TH 429. (Talk at 4:05 p.m.; refreshments in TH 334 at 3:45 p.m.)

12/11  Dr. Frank Drake, The SETI Institute
          "The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"
         
Note special location -- TH 429. (Talk at 4:05 p.m.; refreshments at 3:45 p.m.)



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