Physics Colloquium Schedule


The physics department invites speakers from the scientific community to present new and relevant work in the field to an undergraduate and public audience. All colloquia are held in Frazier Jelke A lecture hall and begin at 4:00 pm with refreshments 30 minutes before our presentations in the South Lobby of Frazier Jelke (unless otherwise noted).  All are welcome to attend.

Fall 2014 Schedule

Date Speaker Title

9 September(Tuesday)

Edo Draetta ′16, Mary Kate Meachem ′17, Anthony To ′16, and Vincent Viola ′15

"What I Did Last Summer, Part I"

23 September(Tuesday)

Nate McCain ′16, Mark Sellers ′15, and Luke Spinolo ′15 "What I Did Last Summer, Part II"

25 September
Location: FJ-B
Time: 4:15 pm(Thursday)


Cutting Edge St. Jude Research Seminar Series: Stephen Paugh, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Jude Children′s Research Hospital

"Epigenetic Up-Regulation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome in Leukemia Cells Causes Glucocorticoid Resistance by CASP1 Cleavage of the Glucocorticoid Receptor"

7 October(Tuesday)


Tyler Andrews ′15, Catt Miller ′16, and Lars Monia ′15

"What I Did Last Summer, Part III"

14 October(Tuesday)


Greg Vieira, Ph.D., Department of Physics, Baptist College of Health Sciences

"Remotely Tunable Patterned Magnetic Traps for Engineering and Biological Applications"

28 October
Location: FJ-B
Time: 4:15 pm


Cutting Edge St. Jude Research Seminar Series: Dalia Hammoudeh, Ph.D., Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children′s Research Hospital "Identification and Characterization of an Allosteric Inhibitory Site on Dihydropteroate Synthase"

11 November(Tuesday)

Russell Deaton, Ph.D., Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ring Professor of Engineering, The University of Memphis "Self-Assembly of Complex Systems"

18 November(Tuesday)


John Wallin, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Program Chair of Computational Science, Middle Tennessee State University "Colliding Galaxies, Computational Intelligence and the Zooniverse"

24 November
Location: FJ-B
Time: 4:15 pm(Monday)

Cutting Edge St. Jude Research Seminar Series: Suzanne Tomchuck, Ph.D., Department of Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy, St. Jude Children′s Research Hospital "The Other T Cell: Exploring the Function of Circulating Gamma Delta T Cells in Humans"

2 December(Tuesday)

Elizabeth Young, Physics Department, Rhodes College


"Photographing a Planet from 100 Trillion Miles Away"


9 December(Tuesday)

Katie Hartl, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

"Experimental Investigation of the Scaling Behavior of a Laboratory Fire Whirl"