Bryn Mawr Physics Department Events


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Colloquia and Journal Club
(Fall 2015–Spring 2016)

Colloquia take place on Mondays in the Dorothy Vernon Room, adjacent to the dining hall of the New Dorm.

Dinner 5:30-6:30pm, followed by the colloquium 6:30-7:30 pm. Meal tickets will be provided for those not on the meal plan.

Journal Club takes place on Thursdays in Park 337—presentation at 9:40-10:30 am.


18 (Friday, Park 338, 3-5:30 pm) Pizza and Summer Research Talks

21 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: Michael Noel

28 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: Mark Matlin


05 (Monday, Dorothy Vernon Room) Physics Colloquium: Dr. Kathryne Daniel, BMC '99, "Mixed or Blurred: How Spiral Galaxies Rearrange Themselves", Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Swarthmore College

19 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: Vince Gregoric

26 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: Xiao Wang

26 (Monday, Park 339, 5-7 pm) Tea & Pumpkin carving


02 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: David Schaffner

09 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: Carlos Cartagena

23 (Monday, Park 337)  Journal Club: Andy Clark

30 (Monday, Park 338) End of Term Student Research Talks


03 (Thursday, Park 338, 6 pm) Candidate Talk

10 (Thursday, Park 339, 5-6:30) Physics Holiday Party




11 (Thursday, Park 337) Journal Club: Alex Chartrand

18 (Thursday, Park 337) Journal Club: Andy Clark

23 (Monday, Park 243) Physics Colloquium: Dr. Jedidah Isler

Blazing Quasars and Blazing Trails: A Journey of Discovery

This talk blends cutting edge scientific research with personal storytelling to explore Dr. Isler's lifelong journey of discovery. Dr. Isler will talk about her award-winning research on blazars -- supermassive, hyperactive black holes that reside at the centers of massive galaxies. She will discuss how the celestial orientation of blazars and the powerful relativistic jets that emanate from their black holes are helping us understand some of Nature’s most powerful particle accelerators. Dr. Isler will also address her experiences as a trailblazer in her field, offering an encouraging and practical set of strategies for students currently in the midst of their own educational journeys. Building upon her passions for both science and promoting the empowerment of underrepresented groups in STEM fields, Dr. Isler will share her stories and observations of what it means to see the world around us without limits.


3 (Thursday, Park 337) Journal Club: Carlos Cartagena

24 (Thursday, Park 337) Journal Club: David Schaffner


7 (Thursday, Park 337) Journal Club: Michael Schulz

Links to other Physics Colloquia in the area

Haverford College

Swarthmore College

University of Pennsylvania