2014 - 2015 Physics Colloquia

Unless otherwise noted, all physics seminars and colloquia are held on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6:00, in lecture room 3 of Merrill Science Center. Tea and snacks will be served before seminars at 4:15 in 204 Merrill. If you would like to be mailed seminar announcements, please send an email to Ellen Feld.

Contact colloquium organizer Jonathan Friedman with any questions about colloquia.

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Sept. 11 (Thurs.) - Welcome Back Pizza Party. Student lounge - Merrill 114-116, 4:30PM

Majors, as well as those interested in physics, are welcome to attend.  To be held at 4:30 in the Department's student lounge - Rooms 114/116 of Merrill.  Please RSVP to Ellen Feld at effeld@amherst.edu by Thursday morning at 10AM (need a head count to order enough pizza for everybody).

Oct. 23 - Luis Orozco - Joint Quantum Institute/Univ. of Maryland


The Fr project at TRIUMF has started trapping and cooling this radioactive atom. We have done some optical spectroscopy to quantify the atomic nucleus and are preparing the apparatus to study weak interactions in this heavy alkali. I will give an update of the project.