Senior Calendar 2016/2017

posted on September 13, 2016 by

Fall Semester

Aug 30, 2016 (Tue) Classes Start!

Sept 16, 2016 (Fri) [Thesis Due Date] Written Senior Thesis Proposals

Sept 23, 2016 (Fri)  Registration deadline for Oct. 29 GRE

Sept 30, 2016 (Fri) LATE Registration deadline for Oct. 29 GRE

Late Sept 2016 Oral Senior Thesis Proposals

Oct 5, 2016 (Wed) Major Field Test in Physics (via Senior Seminar)

Oct 29, 2016 (Sat) GRE Physics Subject Test (at HMC)

Nov 12/13, 2016 (Sat/Sun) Annual Halona Physics Retreat

Spring Semester

Apr 3, 2017 (Mon) Full Draft to your Advisor

Apr 19, 2017 (Wed) [Thesis Due Date] Final Drafts of Senior Thesis Due (noon)

Apr 27, 2017 (Thurs) Oral Presentations of Senior Theses 4:30-6:30 pm

Apr 27Apr 30, 2017 (Thurs-Sun) Alumni Weekend

May 3, 2017 (Wed) [Thesis Due Date] Two Bound Copies & PDF of Senior Theses Due (Noon)

May 3, 2017 (Wed) Senior Dinner, 5:30 pm (Location TBD)

May 13, 2017 (Sat) Class Day

May 14, 2017 (Sun) Commencement

Awards Banquet (TBD)


 

Fall 2016 Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Schedule

posted on September 13, 2016 by

All talks will be held at Pomona in the Argue Auditorium, Millikan 1051.

9/6 –  Summer Experience

9/13 – Student Summer Research Talks

9/27 – Arolyn Conwill ‘1(MIT) – Oscillatory population dynamics in a bacterial cross-protection mutualism

10/11 – James Graham (UC Berkeley, Astronomy)

10/18 – FALL BREAK

10/25 – Larry Price ‘65 (retired from Argonne National Laboratory) – The ATLAS detector for the LHC

11/1  – Jorge Moreno (Cal Poly Pomona Astronomy)

11/8 – Grace Jia Lu (USC, Electrical Engineering/Physics)  – Exploring the Nano World

11/15 – Holly Maness (UC Berkeley)

11/29 – TBD

12/6 – TBD


 

[UPDATE] Scott Tan ’16, Andy Biekert ’16, and Ben Murphy ’13 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

posted on April 5, 2016 by

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Senior Physics majors Scott Tan (left) and Andy Biekert (right) were recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Tan will study materials engineering at MIT, and Biekert will study atomic, molecular and optical physics but hasn’t decided where he will study. To see the full article on the Pomona College website, click here.

Also alum Ben Murphy ’13 was selected for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is headed to Oregon State University to study geophysics.

Franklin Marsh ’17 Honored by American Astronomical Society

posted on February 9, 2016 by

Orlando, FL - AAS 2016 - Attendees during the Chambliss Poster Sessions at the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) 227th annual meeting at the Gaylord Palms hotel here today, Thursday January 7, 2016. The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The annual meeting is the premier astronomical event with more than 2,300 astronomers, educators, industry representatives, and journalists in attendance and at least 1,600 oral and poster presentations scheduled. Photo by © CorporateEventImages/Luke Franke 2016

Marsh during the Chambliss Poster Sessions at the AAS 227th annual meeting. The AAS, established in 1899 , is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The annual meeting is the premier astronomical event with more than 2,300 astronomers, educators, industry representatives, and journalists in attendance and at least 1,600 oral and poster presentations scheduled. Photo by © CorporateEventImages/Luke Franke 2016

 

 

Astronomy major Franklin Marsh ’17 was awarded with the a Chambliss Student Poster Award from the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Marsh was an undergraduate medal winner at the 227th AAS meeting, with over 200 judges deciding on the winners. Congratulations, Franklin!

Spring 2016 Colloquium Schedule

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Feb 2 – Harvey Mudd – Brian Shuve – SLAC – “Illuminating the Dark Universe with Particle Colliders” – www.perimeterinstitute.ca/people/brian-shuve

Feb 9 – Harvey Mudd – Faculty Candidate –  University of Maryland Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science –  http://quics.umd.edu/people/shelby-kimmel

Feb 16 – Pomona – Gang Li – UCLA Lab for Organic and Hybrid Electronics Materials & Devices –  Printing Solar Energy – Molecular Approaches to a Scientific Dream” – Click for abstract – http://yylab.seas.ucla.edu

Feb 23 – Harvey Mudd – Marissa Giustina – University of Veinna, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information – http://vcq.quantum.at/research/research-groups/zeilinger-group.html

Mar 1 – Pomona – Christoph Hasselwandter – USC Dept of Physics & Astronomy and Molecular & Computational Biology Program – “Physical Mechanisms of Membrane Protein Organization and Collective Function” – Click for abstract – http://www.haselwandterlab.com

Mar 2 – Pomona – Doug Martin – Lawrence University Department of Physics – Super-resolution microscopy and cell division” – Click for abstract – www2.lawrence.edu/fast/martind/

Mar 8 – Harvey Mudd – Jason Hogan HMC ’03 – Stanford – https://physics.stanford.edu/people/faculty/jason-hogan

Mar 15 – Spring Break

Mar 22 – Harvey Mudd – Janice Hudgings – Pomona College Department of Physics and Astronomy

Mar 29 – Pomona – W.E. Moerner – Stanford University Department of Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2013 – “The Story of Single Molecules, from Early Low Temperature Spectroscopy in Solids, to 3D Super-Resolution Microscopy and its Promise and Challenges” – http://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/chemistry/robbins-lecture-series

Apr 5 – Harvey Mudd – Jim Fuller – Caltech – http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~fuller/

Apr 12 – Pomona – Stephanie Tonnesen – Alvin Nashman Postdoc, Carneige Institute – https://stonnesenastro.wordpress.com/category/research/

Apr 19 – Pomona – Elias Penilla PO ’06 – Advanced Materials Processing Synthesis Lab, UC Riverside –  Development of Transparent and Photo-luminescent Polycrystalline Ceramics for the Next Generation of Photonic Devices” http://www.engr.ucr.edu/~jegaray/Research.html

Apr 26 – Pomona – Lia Corrales HMC ’06 – MIT – http://space.mit.edu/people/corrales-lia

Scott Tan Honored at SACNAS National Conference

posted on December 3, 2015 by

Tan, ScottAt the 2015 SACNAS National Conference in Washington, D.C.,  judges recognized senior Scott Tan’s work, titled “Chemical Vapor Deposition for Reproducible Fabrication of High-Quality Vertically-Aligned Carbon Nanotube Electrodes for Li-Air Batteries,” as a standout among the student presentations, and selected Scott to receive one of the 2015 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards.

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. This year, the National Conference gathered over 3600 students and professionals. Taking place over three days, the conference showcased both undergraduate and graduate student presentations, offered scientific symposia, keynote addresses, professional development sessions, and a grand exhibit hall in which students interacted with over 300 exhibitors representing colleges and universities across the nation. In addition to these activities, the conference was also an opportunity for students to present their research in a professional setting. This year, over 800 posters and oral presentations were delivered at the conference.

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