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Spring 2013 Physics Seminars

  • "Religion and Science in Modern America"
    Dr. Edward Davis, Professor of the History of Science, Messiah College.
    Friday, February 1st, 2013
  • "Science, Faith and the Meaning of Life"
    Dr. Alister McGrath, Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture King’s College, London.
    Thursday, March 21, 2013.
  • "Assessing Assumptions in Premixed Turbulent Combustion?"
    Brock Bobbit, Dept. of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology.
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Fall 2012 Physics Seminars

  • "The Discovery of the Higgs Boson: Does it Really Matter?"
    Dr. Mike Strauss, Physics Department, University of Olklahoma.
    Tuesday September 11, 2012
  • "The Curiousity Rover on Mars"
    Dr. Roger Wiens, NASA/Jet Propolusion Laboratory/Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Monday, September 24th, 2012

Spring 2012 Physics Seminars

  • "Teaching High School Physics?"
    Ryan Hall, Physics Teacher, Palatine High School
    Tuesday January 24, 2012
  • "Self-organized Interlocking Complexity in Biology and Economics"
    Science Center Lecture Hall
    Dr. Loren Haarsma, Associate Professor  Physics/Astronomy Department, Calvin College.
    Thursday, February 16th, 2012
     4:15pm-5:15pm
  • "False Dilemmas: Scientific Explanations and Divine Action
    in the Origins and Evolution of Life "
    Wheaton College Natural Sciences Department & Wheaton-Naperville Chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation
    Science Center Lecture Hall
    Dr. Loren Haarsma, Associate Professor  Physics/Astronomy Department, Calvin College.
    Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
    7:00pm

Fall 2011 Physics Seminars

  • "Is God Extinct?" 
    Wheaton College Natural Sciences Department & Wheaton-Naperville Chapter of the American Scientific Affiliation
    Wheaton College
    Monday October 3, 2011
  • "Monte Carlo Dose Calculations in Radiation Therapy"
    Reese Haywood, Ph.D., Mercy Health Partners, Johnson Family Center for Cancer Care
    Wednesday October 5, 2011
  • "Student Research Symposium"
    Wheaton College Natural Sciences
    Wheaton College
    Thursday October 6, 2011
  • "Extreme Makeover: Vascular Edition"
    Kevin W. Cassel, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, IIT Chicago, IL
    Thursday October 20, 2011
  • "Engineering Panel"
    Drew Bassi, Mary Freestone, Jeff Oslund, Jeff Oke, Josh Dortzbach
    Tuesday November 1, 2011, 7:00pm
  • "Does Physical Cosmology Confirm Theistic Belief?"
    Hans Halvorson, Princeton University
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 7:00pm
  • “The Challenge of First Wall Materials in Spherical Torus Magnetic Confinement Fusion”
    Bob Kaita, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
    Monday, November 21, 2011, 4:30pm

 Spring 2011 Physics Seminars

  • “Overcoming Limitations: Narrowband Imaging in Light Polluted Skies”  
    William Suriano
    Wednesday February 2, 2011
  • “Top Three Things Everyone Should Know About the Universe”
    Dr. Kim Coble, Lewis University
    Wednesday March 30, 2011
  • Emergence & Complexity: Science Versus the Manifest Image of the Soul”
    Dr. Michael Silberstein, Elizabethtown College
    Monday April 4, 2011
  • “Science and the Question of God”
    Dr. Randy Isaac, Executive Director American Scientific Affiliation
    Thursday April 7, 2011
  • “Physics and Thermodynamics of Information”
    Dr. Randy Isaac, Executive Director American Scientific Affiliation
    Thursday April 7, 2011 
  • “Confining and Understanding a High Temperature Plasma”
    D.J. Den Hartog, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Tuesday April 12, 2011
  • “The Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis: Scientific, Cultural, and Spiritual Perspectives"
    Japan Symposium (Download: Part 1, Part 2) (Watch)
    Wheaton College
    Monday April 18, 2011
  • “Solid State Nanospheres as Nanoscale Detectors”
    Dr. David P. Hoogerheide, Harvard University
    Wednesday April 27, 2011 
  • “Life as an Apprentice Physicist & Ping Pong at the Edge of the Solar System”
    Joel Dahlin, Wheaton College '10
    Tuesday May 22, 2011