To help you grow as a physicist, astronomer, or engineer, we have a colloquium series each semester.

The series gives you a chance to get away from the classroom setting, hear from people in the business, and see what’s been done elsewhere. We usually bring in several speakers each semester, including professors from other universities and scientists from business and government .

The colloquium is required, and you do get credit for it. Graduate students have to attend three series, undergraduates, one or two.

To make sure you've soaked it all in, we require that you give a presentation at the end of each semester about what you learned: an oral presentation in the fall and a poster presentation in the spring. These exercises will develop your presentation skills, which is essential in this discipline.

Fall 2021 Colloquium Series

All talks are presented in CP 144 at 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 2: Tim Spahr, CEO of NEO Sciences LLC
  • September 16: Terry Oswalt, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • September 23: Andrew S. Rivkin, Johns Hopkins University
  • October 7: Imran Mirza, Miami University Ohio
  • October 14: Dr. Barrett S. Caldwell, Director, NASA Indiana Space Grant Consortium
  • October 21: Tharindu Jayasinghe, Ohio State University
  • November 4: Peter Garnavich, University of Notre Dame
  • December 2: Student Presentations
  • December 9: Student Presentations