Colloquium Archive

Archived Colloquia by Semester:


Past Seminars

Colloquia at 3:45 p.m. in 1080 Physics Research Building,
Robert Smith Seminar Room - Reception at 3:30 p.m. in Atrium

 

2023 Colloquium Committee Members

  • Kawakami - Chair 
  • Lisa
  • Lu
  • Randeria
  • Kural
  • DiMauro
  • Brandenberg
  • Braaten
  • Jared Gdanski, graduate student representative 

 

Fall 2023

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Ambitions for theory in the physics of life
    Speaker: Bill Bialek
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 

Quantum Many-body theory in the Quantum Information era
    Speaker: Matthew Fisher
    Faculty host: Brian Skinner

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Exploring the nature of neutrino mass with nEXO
    Speaker: Michelle Dolinski
    Host: Jared Gdanski

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Autonomous Real-time Decision-making in the Era of Multi-messenger Astronomy
    Speaker: Niharika Sravan
    Host: Jared Gdanski

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument: Mapping the Structure of the Universe with a Galaxy Redshift Survey
    Speaker: Ashley Ross
    Faculty host: Klaus Honscheid / John Beacom

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Challenges for Building a Resilient Free-Space Quantum Network
    Speaker: Anil Patnaik
    Faculty host: Chris Orban

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The competition of magnetism and topological states of matter in quantum materials probed through angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy.
    Speaker: Claudia Ojeda-Aristazabal
    Faculty host: Roland Kawakami

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Journey to Unveil Proton Spin Structure: From Current Insights to the EIC Frontier
    Speaker: Maria Zurek
    Faculty host: Daniel Brandenburg

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Glacial Optics: Cold Cutting Edge
    Speaker: Tristan Duke
    Faculty host: Harris Kagan

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

National Security, Fusion Futures, and Disruptive Technology – A View from LLNL
    Speaker: Kim Budil
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Anisotropic Strain as a Probe for Exotic Orders in Quantum Materials
    Speaker: Linda Ye
    Faculty host: Roland Kawakami

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

From Single Molecules to Cellular Decision Making: Connecting the Scales Using Mechanical Force
    Speaker: Taekjip "TJ" Ha
    Faculty host: Comert Kural

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

No Talk - Week of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Limit Shape Phase Transitions
    Speaker: Alexander Abanov
    Faculty host: Yuanming Lu

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The XYZ Affair: Tales of the Third (and Fourth) Hadrons
    Speaker: Rich Lebed
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten 

 

 


Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Click here for archived Colloquiums.

Colloquia at 3:45 p.m. in Robert Smith Seminar Room
1080 Physics Research Building - Reception at 3:30 p.m. in Atrium

 

2023 Colloquium Committee Members

  • Kawakami - Chair 
  • Lisa
  • Lu
  • Randeria
  • Kural
  • DiMauro
  • Brandenberg
  • Braaten
  • Jared Gdanski, graduate student representative 

 

 

Spring 2023

Thursday, Feb 9, 2023  (3pm)

The Next Generation of Neutrino Astrophysics
    Speaker:  Kaeli Hughes 
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023 (1pm)

Parametric controls and modular quantum computing in superconducting quantum circuits
    Speaker:  Michael Hatridge     
    Faculty host: Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Ron Reano

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023

 Large-Scale Structure Cosmology: Opportunities in the Systematics-Limited Regime
    Speaker:  Elisabeth Krause
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 (11am)

Cosmic Neutrinos at the Highest Energies
    Speaker:  Stephanie Wissel
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Thursday, Feb 16, 2023  (3pm)

Supporting Variation in Students’ Needs, Abilities and Interests in Postsecondary Physics and Beyond 
    Speaker:  Jackie Chini
    Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023  (11am)

The Cost of Graduate Education in Physics
    Speaker:  Geraldine Cochran
    Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023

Precision Cosmology : from CMB to 21cm
    Speaker:  Zhilei Xu
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023  (11am)

Attosecond Electronics: Laser Waveform Control of Electron Dynamics in Materials
    Speaker:  Michael Chini
    Faculty host: Louis DiMauro

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023  (3pm)

Expanding the horizons of survey cosmology with new methods, models and probes
    Speaker:  Eric Huff
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly  

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023

Direct Time- and Momentum-Resolved Imaging of the Ultrafast Dynamics of Excitons in Atomically Thin Semiconductors
    Speaker:  Alice Kunin
    Faculty host: Louis DiMauro

Thursday, March 2, 2023  (11am)

Increasing the complexity of quantum devices
    Speaker:  Anasua Chaterjee
    Faculty hosts:Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin & Ron Reano

Thursday, March 2, 2023  (3pm)

Thinking About Race and Marginalized Communities in Physics: A Path Towards RAISE
    Speaker:  Ramón S. Barthelemy
    Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, March 7, 2023  @ 11am

-Pure gravity and the bootstrap

    Speaker:  Nathan Benjamin
    Faculty host: Samir Mathur

Tuesday, March 7, 2023  

Investigating Ultrafast Dynamics in Polyatomic Molecules with Inner-shell Ionization
    Speaker:  Ruaridh J.G. Forbes 
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Thursday, March 9, 2023 (3pm)

SMEFT: the modern paradigm for particle physics data interpretation                                   

Speaker:  Michael Trott
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Tuesday, March 14, 2023  

Catching Electrons in the Act: Ultrafast X-ray Studies of Interfacial Energy and Charge Transfer
    Speaker:  Oliver Gessner
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, March 21, 2023  

Topological Stars from Quantum Gravity
    Speaker:  Pierre Heidmann
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten & Samir Mathur

Thursday, March 23, 2023  (11am)

Effectively employing quantum field theory
    Speaker:  Brian Henning
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Thursday, March 23, 2023  (2pm)

Probing topological states of spin and light: hedgehogs, skyrmions, optical vortices, and beyond.
    Speaker:  Chen-Ting Liao
    Faculty host:  Louis DiMauro

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 @11am

The origin of high-energy particles in our Universe: Update from the multi-messenger observations
    Speaker: Nahee Park
    Faculty host: Keith McBride

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 

Quantum Gravity from Conformal Field Theory
    Speaker: Ida Zadeh
    Faculty host: Samir Mathur & Eric Braaten

Thursday, April 6, 2023 @1:15pm

Structure and ultrafast dynamics at aqueous-oxide interfaces 
    Speaker: Eric Borguet
    Faculty host: DiMauro and Singer

Monday, April 10, 2023 @4pm

Imaging ultrafast molecular dynamics with electron diffraction
    Speaker: Martin Centurion
    Faculty host: DiMauro and Singer

 

 

 

 


Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Click here for archived Colloquiums.

Fall 2022

Friday, December 9--- Special Seminar* 12:30pm

    Illuminating Dark Matter With Cosmic Probes
    Speaker: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
    Faculty host: Annika Peter

Tuesday, December 6

    An x-ray laser view of atomic and electronic dynamics
    Speaker: Linda Young
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, November 29

    Black Holes as Extreme Quantum Information Processors
    Speaker: Brian Swingle (Brandeis University)
    Faculty host: Yuan-Ming Lu

Tuesday, November 15

    The Growing Danger of Nuclear Weapons (and how physicists can help reduce it)
    Speaker: Laura Grego (MIT)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, November 8

    Imaging Atomically Thin Quantum Material Devices at the Nanoscale
    Speaker: Jairo Valasco (UC Santa Cruz)
    Faculty host: Jeanie Lau

Tuesday, November 1

Building a quantum repeater network using atomic quantum interconnects, 10:00am 
    Speaker: Eden Figueroa (Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    Faculty hosts: Zeke Johnston-Halperin and Ron Reano

    Emergence of a new non-relativistic magnetic class: the discovery of altermagnets, 3:45pm
    Speaker: Jairo Sinova (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
    Faculty host: Chris Hammel

Tuesday, October 25

    Lattice QCD, Light-Front Quantization, and Ken Wilson
    Speaker: Xiangdong Ji (University of Maryland)
    Faculty host: Yuri Kovchegov

** Different date and time! ** -- Wednesday, October 19, 1:30pm

    From new quantum laws to design of quantum technologies 
    Speaker: Davide Girolami (Politecnico di Torino)
    Faculty host: Zeke Johnston-Halperin and Ron Reano

Tuesday, October 18

    Quantum Oscillations of Electrical Resistivity in an Insulator
    Speaker: Lu Li (University of Michigan)
    Faculty host: Yuan-Ming Lu

** Different date and time! ** -- Thursday, October 6, 11am

    Quantum computing over the rainbow
    Speaker: Olivier Pfister (University of Virginia)
    Faculty host: Zeke Johnston-Halperin and Ron Reano

Tuesday, September 27

    Topological phases and new scientific frontiers with Rydberg atom arrays- Zoom Recording
    Speaker: Mary James (Reed College)
    Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, September 20

    What Does Access Really Mean? Findings from the AIP TEAM_UP Report - Zoom Recording
    Speaker: Mary James (Reed College)
    Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, September 13

    Soil as Source and Sink of Greenhouse Gases -  Zoom Recording
    Speaker: Prof. Rattan Lal (OSU)
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, August 30

    Search for the Chiral Magnetic Effect with isobar collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider - Zoom Recording
    Speaker: Prithwish Tribedy (Brookhaven National Lab)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

 

2022 Colloquium Committee Members

  • Lisa - Chair 
  • Lu
  • Ho
  • Trivedi
  • Heinz
  • Kagan
  • Valdes-Aguilar
  • Braaten
  • Daniel Tuthill - Graduate Student Representative 

Tuesday, January 18

    First results from the Fermilab muon g-2 experiment
    Speaker: Renee Fatemi
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, January 25

    The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter
    Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herroro (MIT)
    Faculty host: Jason (Tin-Lun) Ho

Tuesday, February 1

    The black hole information paradox
    Speaker: Samir Mathur (OSU)
    Faculty host: Jason (Tin-Lun) Ho

Tuesday, February 8

    Atomistic Simulations of Point Defects in Semiconductors – Their Behavior and Consequences
    Speaker: Joel Varley (Lawrence Livermore)
    Faculty host: Leonard J. Brillson

Tuesday, February 15

    Exotic Heavy Hadrons at LHCb
    Speaker: Vanya Belyaev (ITEP Moscow)
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Tuesday, February 22

    RHIC and the Electron-Ion Collider: Our Quest to Understand the Structure of Visible Matter in our Universe
    Speaker: Alex Jentsch (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, March 1

    Opportunities in Nuclear Astrophysics Across the Nuclear Landscape at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
    Speaker: Zach Meisel (Ohio University)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, March 8

    High precision measurement of single-cell mass: applications to cell biology and personalized medicine in cancer

    Speaker: Scott Manalls (MIT)
    Faculty host: Ralf Bundschuh

Tuesday, March 15

    Spring Break
 

Tuesday, March 22

    TBA
    Speaker: Joachim Frank, Annual Alpheus Smith Lecture | Department of Physics (osu.edu)
    Faculty host: Michael Poirier

Thursday, March 24 -- non-standard time, 3:00pm

    Studying Nuclear structure Across Scales from JLab to the EIC
    Speaker: Dien Nguyen (Thomas Jefferson National Lab)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Monday, March 28

    Frontiers in Low-Energy Nuclear Science at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
    Speaker: Andrea Richard (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, March 29

    Old Divisions and New Realms: Physics Across Borders
    Speaker: Yangyang Cheng (Yale)
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Thursday, March 31

    Discoveries and Applications with Polarized Photons
    Speaker: Daniel Brandenburg (Brookhaven National Lab)
    Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, April 5

    Quantum Matter, Clock, and Fundamental Physics

    Speaker: Jun Ye (JILA)
    Faculty host: Jason (Tin-Lun) Ho

Tuesday, April 12

    Neutral modes in quantum Hall effect: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Speaker: Mitali Banerjee (EPFL, Lausanne, Zurich)
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, April 19

    X-ray coherent lensless imaging and ptychography at Synchrotron sources
    Speaker: Manuel Guizar Sicairos (Paul Scherrer Institute)
    Faculty host: Rolando Valdes Aguilar

 

2021 Colloquium Committee 

  • Zhong - Chair 
  • Ho
  • Trivedi
  • Brillson
  • Heinz
  • Hill
  • Lisa
  • Skinner
  • Valdes-Aguilar
  • Nieberding, graduate student representative 

Tuesday, August 31

    Going with the flow — exploring the nuclear phase diagram at the highest temperatures and densities
    Chun Shen, Wayne State University
    Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz

Tuesday, September 7

     The Search for Ancient Life on Mars Began with a Safe Landing
     Andrew E. Johnson, Jet Propulsion Lab
     Faculty host: John Beacom
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, September 14

    Are there bounds on the superconducting transition temperature?
    Mohit Randeria, Ohio State University
    Faculty host: Chris Hammel
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, September 21

    A Direct Geometric Probe of Singularities in Band Structure
    Charles Brown, UC Berkeley
    Faculty host: Dan Gauthier
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, September 28

    Towards Living Synthetic Matter
    Michael Brenner, Harvard University
    Faculty host: Brian Skinner
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, October 5

    Machine Learning Quantum Emergence
    Eun-ah Kim, Cornell University
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, October 12

    Introduction to Circuit QED: Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Processing with Microwave Photons
    Steve Girvin, Yale
    Faculty host: Tin-Lun (Jason) Ho

Tuesday, October 19

    Floquet-engineering topological Dirac bands in an optical lattice
    Ian Spielman, JQI and University of Maryland
    Faculty host: Tin-Lun (Jason) Ho
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, October 26

    Strongly Driven Quantum Materials
    David Hsieh, California Institute of Technology
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi 
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, November 2 - Election Day

    No Colloquium

Tuesday, November 9

    Experimental exploration of Dirac magnons and excitons in a honeycomb magnet
    Radu Coldea, University of Oxford
    Faculty host: Rolando Valdés Aguilar
     Zoom Recording

Tuesday, November 16

    Collective excitations in two-dimensional magnetic atomic crystals and moiré superlattices
    Liuyan Zhao, University of Michigan
    Faculty host: Rolando Valdés Aguilar

Tuesday, November 23

    Towards a more diverse and equitable physics graduate program
    Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
    Faculty host: Rolando Valdés Aguilar

Tuesday, November 30

    Quantum Matter Out of Equilibrium
    Vedika Khemani, Stanford University
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, December 7

    Looking Forward to Forward Physics
    Jonathan Feng, University of California Irvine
    Faculty host: Christopher Hill

 

2021 Colloquium Committee 

  • Zhong - Chair 
  • Ho
  • Trivedi
  • Brillson
  • Heinz
  • Hill
  • Lisa
  • Skinner
  • Valdes-Aguilar
  • Nieberding, graduate student representative 

Tuesday, January 12

     Orbital Magnetism in Graphene Heterostructures
     Andrea Young, University of California, Santa Barbara
     Faculty host: Brian Skinner

Tuesday, January 19

     Fairness, Equity, and Values in Grades and Grading
     Andrew Heckler, The Ohio State University
     Faculty host:  Zeke Johnston-Halperin

Tuesday, January 26

     Transforming the Preparation of Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants
     Emily Alicea-Muñoz, Georgia Tech
     Faculty host: Annika Peter

Tuesday, February 2

     Chasing Neutrinos, Nature's Ghost Particles
     Mônica Nunes, Syracuse University and Fermilab
     Faculty host:  Mike Lisa

Tuesday, February 9

     Cultivating Institutional Change in University Physics Departments
     Gina Quan, San Jose State University
     Faculty host: Annika Peter

Tuesday, February 16

     Heat Flow in Quantum Hall States
     Moty Heiblum, Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel
     Faculty host:  Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, February 23 

     Scientific Espionage, Open Exchange, and American Competitiveness
     Xiaoxing Xi, Temple University
     Faculty host: Brian Skinner

Tuesday, March 2 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, March 9 

     Quantum Information Technologies: Quantum Computing and the Quantum Internet
     Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech
     Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, March 16 - APS March meeting week

Tuesday, March 23

    Physics Does Optimization, Surpassing the Computer Scientists at Their Own Game 
    Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley
    Faculty host: Len Brillson 

Tuesday, March 30

     Topologically Ordered Matter and Why You Should be Interested
     Steven Simon, Oxford University
     Faculty host: Brian Skinner

Tuesday, April 6

     Programmable Quantum Simulations with Laser-cooled Trapped Ions
     Kazi Rajibul Islam, University of Waterloo & The Institute of Quantum Computing  
     Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, April 13

     Guiding The Field of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
     Brittany Kamai,  UC Santa Cruz/Caltech
     Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz

Tuesday, April 20

     Beyond BCS: An Exact Model for Superconductivity and Mottness
     Philip Phillips, UIUC  
     Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, September 1

      Complexity & Emergence: The Challenge and Promise of the Collective Properties of Matter
      James Analytis, UC Berkeley
      Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, September 8

      Archimedes Brought to Light–Synchrotron X-ray Imaging of Ancient Writings
      Uwe Bergmann, Stanford 
      Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi  

Tuesday, September 15

      The Story of Spin in an Extreme Fluid 
      Jinfeng Liao, Indiana University
      Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, September 22

      Super-resolution Microscopy on Cold Atoms in an Optical Lattice
      Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
      Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, September 29

      The Smallest and Faintest Galaxies: Clues to the Nature of Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation
      Burçin Matlu Pakdil, University of Chicago
      Faculty host:  Annika Peter

Tuesday, October 6

      Properties of a Nanocomposite Consisting of a Mixture of a Liquid Crystal and a Magnetic Nanoparticle,   and Their Possible Use in MRI 
      Luz J. Martinez-Miranda, University of Maryland
      Host: Kirsten Casey (Graduate Student)

Tuesday, October 13

     Watching Electrons Move at Interfaces: Visualizing Charge and Spin Dynamics Using Ultrafast XUV Spectroscopy
     Robert Baker, The Ohio State University, Dept of Chemistry
     Faculty host: Jay Gupta

Tuesday, October 20 - Alpheus Smith Lecture

     How Thinking Like A Geneticist Helped Me  Solve A 25 Year-Old Einstein-Type Problem In String Theory
     Sylvester James Gates, Jr., Brown University

Tuesday, October 27

      A Case for Integrating Solar Geoengineering into Climate Policy
      David Keith, Harvard
      Faculty host: Brian Skinner

Tuesday, November 3 - ELECTION DAY - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, November 10

      Attomicroscopy: Attosecond Electron Imaging 
      Mohammed Hassan, University of Arizona
      Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, November 17

      Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From Clocks to Quantum Computers
      Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado
      Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi 

Tuesday, November 24

      Molecular Mechanics of Hearing
      Marcos Sotomayor, The Ohio State University, Chemistry and BioChemistry
      Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, December 1

      Four Revolutions in Physics and a Second Quantum Revolution
      Xiao-Gang Wen, MIT
      Faculty host: Yuanming Lu

Tuesday, December 8

      Simulating Galaxy Formation: Illustris, IllustrisTNG and Beyond
      Mark Vogelsberger, MIT
      Faculty host: Annika Peter

Tuesday, January 7

      Precision Gravitational Wave Astronomy
      Ira Rothstein, Carnegie-Mellon University
      Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Tuesday, January 14

     The Magic of Twisted Atomically Thin Crystals
     Eva Andrei, Rutgers University
     Faculty host: Marc Bockrath

Tuesday, January 21

     Massively Parallel Assays, Machine Learning and the BioPhysics of Gene Regulation
     Justin Kinney, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
     Faculty host: Annika Peter

Tuesday, January 28

    A Century of Noether's Theorem
    Chris Quigg, FermiLab
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Tuesday, February 4

    Viscous Fluid of Electron in Graphene
    Andy Lucas, University of Colorado
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, February 11

    The Mechanics of Unlocking Our Genes
    Michael Poirier, The Ohio State University
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, February 18

    Topoligical Metals
    Anton Burkov, University of Waterloo
    Faculty host: Brian Skinner

Tuesday, February 25

     Climate Change and Tipping Points
     Michael Bevis, The Ohio State University, Earth Sciences
     Faculty host: Chris Hammel

Tuesday, March 3 - APS MARCH MEETING - No talk

Tuesday, March 10 - SPRING BREAK

Tuesday, August 27

      Opto-Optical Modulation: Controlling Absorption and Emission One Femtosecond at a Time
      Ken Schafer, LSU
      Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, September 3

      Toward the Development of Visible Band Astronomical Imaging with Multi-kilometer Baselines
      Dave Kieda,  University of Utah
      Faculty host: Mike Lisa 

Tuesday, September 10 - No colloquium

Tuesday, September 17

     Why Traditional Labs Fail (and What To Do About It)
     Natasha Holmes, Cornell University
     Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, September 24 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, October 1

     Hearing the Stars: New Insights into Stellar Interiors from Asteroseismology
     Lars Bildsten, University of California-Santa Barbara
     Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, October 8 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, October 15 - will start at 4pm

    Moiré Patterns in Two-Dimensional Materials
    Allan MacDonald, UT Austin
    Faculty host: Marc Bockrath

Tuesday, October 22 - NO COLLOQUIUM due to Smith Lecture

Wednesday, October 23 - SMITH LECTURE

     Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future
     Steve Chu, LBNL

Tuesday, October 29 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, November 5

    Engineering Correlation and Topology in Two-Dimensional Moiré Superlattices
    Feng Wang, UC Berkeley
    Faculty host: Marc Bockrath

Tuesday, November 12 - Reschedule for 1/28/20

    A Centruy of Noether's Theorem
    Chris Quigg, FermiLab
    Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Tuesday, November 19

    Observation of Radar Echoes from Ultra-High Energy Particle Cascades: Toward Ultra-High Energy Neutrino
    Astronomy at 10PeV and Beyond
    Steven Prohira, The Ohio State University, CCAPP
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, November 26

Tuesday, December 3 - CANCELLED

    Exploring A New Frontier of Quantum Science
    Mikhai Lukin, Harvard University
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, January 8

      Lighting the Way - Perspectives on the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize
      Linn Van Woerkom - The Ohio State University
      Host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, January 15

      Prediction: Will Japan Choose to Build the International Linear Collider (ILC)?
      Hasan Padamsee - Cornell University
      Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, January 22

       Special colloquium
       TBA

Tuesday, January 29

       Special colloquium
       TBA

Tuesday, February 5

      Searching for Particle Dark Matter
      Tim Tait, University of California, Irvine
      Faculty host: Antonio Boveia     

Tuesday, February 12 -  no colloquium

Tuesday, February 19

      Mysteries in the Meson System
      Ryan Mitchell, Indiana University
      Faculty host: Eric Braaten

Tuesday, February 26 - CANCELLED - RESCH FOR SP2020

     How Much Time Does a Tunneling Atom Spend in the Forbidden Region?
     Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto
     Faculty host: Dan Gauthier

Tuesday, March 5

     A Tabletop-scale Probe for TeV-scale Physics: The Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron
     David DeMille, Yale University
     Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, March 12 - spring break - no colloquium

Tuesday, March 19

      Generalization of the Boltzmann Distribution to Systems Out of Equilibrium
      Milo Lin, UT Southwestern Medical Center
      Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, March 26

      Ultrafast X-ray Lasers and Making Molecular Movies
      Phil Bucksbaum, SLAC/Stanford
      Faculty host: Lou DiMauro  

Tuesday, April 2

      Next-generation Doppler Spectrometers
      Cullen Blake, University of Pennsylvania
      Faculty host: Klaus Honscheid

Tuesday, April 9

      The Mysteries of a Two-dimensional Semimetal
      David Cobden, Uinversity of Washington
      Faculty host: Marc Bockrath

Tuesday, April 16 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, April 23

     A New Assessment of Mathematical Reasoning Development in Physics Instruction
     Suzanne White Brahmia, University of Washington
     Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, April 30 

    Radio Searches for Neutrinos at the Cosmic and Energy Frontiers
    Stephanie Wissel, Cal Poly
    Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, August 28 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, September 4

       Fast Radio Bursts
       Victoria Kaspi, McGill University
       Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, September 11

      The Mistaken Identity Case of "The Leading Foreign Scientist"
      David Z. Besson, University of Kansas 
      Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, September 18

       Quantum Quivering form Dissipation and Noise
       Aashish Clerk, University of Chicago
       Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, September 25

      Topological Spintronics: from the Haldane Phase to Spin Devices
      Nitin Samarth, Penn State
      Faculty host: Roland Kawakami

Tuesday, October 2

      Using Gamma Rays and Neutrons to Measure the Elemental Composition of Planetary Bodies
      David Lawrence, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 
      Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, October 9

      Energy: Where It Comes From and What We Do With It 
      Peter Rez, Arizona State Univeristy
      Faculty host: Stuart Raby

Tuesday, October 16 - No colloquium due to Smith Lecture

Wednesday, October 17 - SMITH LECTURE

       Exploration of the Universe with Gravitational Waves
       Rai Weiss, MIT

Tuesday, October 23

      Neutrinos: Desparate Remedies, Extreme Experiments
      Hirohisa Tanaka, SLAC, National Accelerator Laboratory
      Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, October 30 - CANCELLED - Resch 3/19/19

      Generalization of the Boltzmann Distribution to Systems Out of Equilibrium
      Milo Lin, UT Southwestern Medical Center
      Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, November 6

      Axion Dark Matter Detection, Direct and Indirect
      Yonatan Kahn, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics(KICP) at the University of Chicago
      Faculty host: Stuart Raby   

Tuesday, November 13

      Advances and Discoveries en Route to Magnetically Confined Electron-positron Plasmas
      Eve Stenson, Max Plank Istitute for Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany
      Faculty host: Len Brillson

Tuesday, November 20

     SPHEREx: An All-sky Infrared Spectral Survey Explorer Satellite
     James Bock, Caltech
     Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, November 27 - CANCELLED - Resch 2/5/19

     Searching for Particle Dark Matter
     Tim Tait, University of California, Irvine
     Faculty host: Antonio Boveia

Tuesday, December 4

      Techniques and Materials for Van der Waals Heterostructures
     Jim Hone, Columbia Univeristy
     Faculty host: Jeanie Lau
 

Tuesday, January 9

      What Can the Hydrodynamics in Solids Teach Us?
      Kin Chung Fong, Raytheon
      Host: Roland Kawakami

Tuesday, January 16

      Top Quarks: The New Flavor
      Peter Onyisi, Univeristy of Texas
      Host: Antonio Boveia

Tuesday, January 23

      Tuning the Band Structure of Ruthenates with Strain and Dimensionality
      Darrell Schlom, Cornell
      Host: Roland Kawakami

Tuesday, January 30  

      Physics After the Lab and the Desk: Your Work in PRL
      Samindranath Mitra, Editor, Physical Reveiw Letters
      Host: Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau

Tuesday, February 6
 

      Tao Han, University of PIttsburgh
      Host: Linda Carpenter

Tuesday, February 13 - NO COLLOQUIUM
 
Tuesday, February 20
      
      Neutrino Driven Core Collapse Supernovae and the Evolution of Their Remnants
      Luke Roberts, Michigan State
      Host: John Beacom 
 
Tuesday, February 27
      

      Vacancies, Small Polarons, and Two-dimensional Electron Gases in Complexes Oxides
      Anderson Janotti, University of Delaware
      Host:  Len Brillson   

Tuesday, March 6  - NO COLLOQUIUM
 
Tuesday, March 13 (spring break-no colloquium)

Tuesday, March 20
 

       Exploring the Local Behavior of Magnetic Nanostructures via Lorentz TEM
       Amanda Petford-Long, Argonne National Lab
       Host: Chris Hammel 

Tuesday, March 27
 

      How Cellular Decisions are Encoded in it's Proteome's Physical Chemistry
      Ken Dill, Stony Brook University
      Host: Ralf Bundschuh

Tuesday, April 3

      The Theoretical Physics Ecostystem Behind the Higgs Boson Discovery
      James Wells, University of Michigan
      Host: Stuart Raby

Tuesday, April 10

      Machine Learning the Many-Body Problem
      Roger Melko, University of Waterloo
      Host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, April 17

 

      Catching and Reversing a Quantum Jump Mid-flight
      Michel Devoret, Yale University
      Host: Greg Lafyatis

Tuesday, August 29 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, September 5

     Dark Energy Survey Year 1:Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clustering and Weak
     Lensing
     Michael Troxel, CCAP fellow,The Ohio State University
     Faculty host: Klaus Hondscheid

Tuesday, September 12

     The Science of Climate Change and the Changing Climate of Science
     Philip Taylor, Case Western
     Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, September 19

      The Rise and Fall of Weak Scale Physics Scenarios: Beyond the Standard Model landscapes
      in the Era of LHC
      Linda Carpenter, The Ohio State University
      Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, September 26

      Network Structures and Logic Determines the Dynamic Repertoire of Biological Networks
      Reka Albert, Penn State
      Faculty host: Ralf Bundschuh
          
Tuesday, October 3

      Electronic and Optoelecgtronic Phyiscs in the van der Waals Heterojunctions
      Philip Kim, Harvard University
      Faculty host: Chun Ning Lau/Marc Bockrath

Tuesday, October 10 - Smith Lecture

      Entanglement: Einstein's Gift to Quantum Mechanics
      Duncan Haldane, Princeton, 2016 Nobel Laureate      

Tuesday, October 17

      Crystal-Liquid Duality in Lead Halide Perovskites
      Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University
      Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, October 24

      Does the Higgs Boson Portend the End of Particle Physics?
      Howard Haber, UC Santa Cruz
      Faculty host: Stuart Raby           ​​

Tuesday, October 31

      Subatomic Swirls: Nuclear Collisions & the Most Vortical Fluid
      Michael Lisa, The Ohio State University
      Faculty host:: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, November 7

      NO COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, November 14

      Skyrmions: Topological Spin Textures in Magnets
      Mohit Randeria, The Ohio State University
      Faculty host:: Chris Hammel

Tuesday, November 21 - No colloquium due to Thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, November 28

      Cracks in the Dam: Antarctica's Retreating Ice Shelves
      Ian Howat, Byrd Polar Research Center
      Faculty host:: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, January 10

Origin of Novel Physical Phenomena in Complex Oxides Probed by Positron Annihilation
Farida Selim, Bowling Green State University
Faculty Host: Leonard Brillson

Tuesday, January 17

          Data-driven Models of Stars
          David Hogg, NYU
          Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, January 24

          The Mechanism of Molecular Motors
          Ahmet Yildiz, UC Berkeley
          Faculty host: Comert Kural       

Tuesday, January 31

          Understanding and Utilizing CRISPR Technology for Genome and Epigemone Manipulations
          Mazhar Adli, University of Virginia
          Faculty host: Comert Kural          

Tuesday, February 7 - No colloquium

Tuesday, February 14

          Entanglement of 3000 Atoms by One Photon - CANCELLED
          Vladan Vuletic, MIT
          Faculty host: Greg Lafyatis

Tuesday, February 21   

          Quantum Black Holes in the Sky
          Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute, Canada
          Faculty host: Samir Mathur

Tuesday, February 28

           Black Holes' Last Tango: LIGO and the Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
           David Reitz, CalTech Ligo
           Faculty host: Dan Gauthier

Tuesday, March 7 - No colloquium due to Smith Lecture on March 9

Tuesday, March 16 - No colloquium due to spring break

Tuesday, March 21

          Rare Isotopes in Stellar Explosions
          Hendrik Schatz, Michigan State University
          Faculty host:  Amy Connolly

Tuesday, March 28

          Dark Matter and How to Go About It
          Rafael Lang, Purdue University
          Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, April 4

          Emergent Complexity in the Universe: An Information-Entropic Approach
          Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth
          Faculty host: 

Tuesday, April 11

          Physics Beyond the Standard Model in the LHC Era
          Lisa Everett, University of Wisconsin-Madison
          Faculty host: Stuart Raby 

Tuesday, April 18 - NO COLLOQUIUM

Autumn 2016

Tuesday, August 30

         The Status of Women in Physics
         Joan Herbers, The Ohio State University
         Faculty host:  Members of SWiP    

Tuesday, September 6

          Plasma-based GeV Lepton Accelerators
          Michael Downer, University of Texas at Austin
          Facutly host: Dan Gauthier

Tuesday, September 13

          The Quantum Limit of Magnetic Waves
          Michael Flatte', University of Iowa
          Faculty host: Zeke Johnston-Halperin

Tuesday, September 20

          Seeking Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos in Antarctica with the Radio Detection Technique
          Amy Connolly, The Ohio State University, Physics
          Faculty host: Jim Beatty

Tuesday, September 27

          Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Optical Media
          Natalia Litchinister, University of Buffalo
          Faculty host: Dan Gauthier

Tuesday, October 4

          Li-ion Synaptic Transistor for Low Power Analog Computing (LISTA)
          Alec Talin, Sandia National Laboratory
          Faculty host: Len Brillson

Tuesday, October 11

          Crafting a Bose Insulator Out of a Superconductor
          James Valles, Brown University
          Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, October 18

          Academic Innovation and Sustainability-The View from a Dean's Office
          Peter Lepage, Cornell University
          Faculty host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, October 25

          The Science-Journalism Duality: Behind the Scenes at Scientific American
          George Musser, Scientific American
          Faculty host: Samir Mathur

Tuesday, November 1

          Huge, Mind-Bending Quantum State of a Few Particles
          Chris Greene, Purdue
          Faculty host: Dan Gauthier

Tuesday, November 8

          Inside Graduate Admissions:  Merit, Diversity and Faculty Gatekeeping
          Julie Posselt, University of Southern California
          Faculty host:  Jon Pelz 

Tuesday, November 15

          Infectious Disease Dynamics Across Populations, Networks, Landscapes and Other Worlds
          Chris Myers, Cornell University
          Faculty host: Ralf Bundschuh

Tuesday, November 22 

           Light-matter Interaction at the Nanoscale
           Yi Luo, Hefei National Lab in China and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
           Faculty host: Dongping Zhong 

Tuesday, November 29 - No colloquium

 

Spring 2016

Tuesday, January 12

          Quantum Networks of Atoms and Photons
          Chris Monroe, University of Maryland
          Faculty host: Dan Gauthier

Tuesday, January 19

          Quantum Sensing and Imaging with Diamond Spins
          Ania Bleszynski-Jayich, UCSB
          Faculty host: Jay Gupta

Tuesday, January 26

         "On Ising's Model of Ferromagnetism"
          Peter Armitage, Johns Hopkins University
          Faculty host: Rolando Valdes Aguilar

Tuesday, February 2    

          Making Perfect (almost) Crystalline Materials for Spintronics-YIG Spin Pumping
          Fengyuan Yang, The Ohio State University, Physics
          Faculty host: Chris Hammel

Tuesday, February 9

          Topological Internal Edge State in Bilayer Graphene
          Jun Zhu, Penn State 
          Faculty host: Jay Gupta

Tuesday, February 23

          Structural Insights Into Retroviral RNA Genomes
          Karin Musier-Forsyth, The Ohio State University (Chemistry)
          Faculty host: Michael Poirier

Tuesday, March 1

           The Ecomonic Value STEM Training and Research:  Initial Analyses
           Bruce Weinberg, The Ohio State Unviersity, Economics
           Faculty host: Zeke Johnston-Halperin

Tuesday, March 8

          The Science of the Electron Ion Collider: Exploring the Glue that Binds Us All
          Abhay Deshpande, Stony Brook University
          Faculty host:  Yuri Kovchegov

Tuesday, March 22

          Mechanobiology of a Cellular Uptake Pathway in Developing Tissues
          Comert Kural, The Ohio State University, Physics
          Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, March 29

           Deep, Dark, and Elusive: LUX and Direct Dark Matter Searches
           Kimberly Palladino, University of Wisconsin
           Faculty host: Amy Connolly

Tuesday, April 5

          Accelerating the Search for Cosmic Accelerations
          Amanda Weinstein, Iowa State University
          Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, April 12

           What Lies Beyond the Standard Model
           Michael Dine, UC Santa Cruz
           Faculty host:  Stuart Raby

Tuesday, April 19

 

          Does Classical Entanglement Shift the Quantum-Classical Boundary?
          Joseph Eberly, University of Rochester
          Facutly host:  Dan Gauthier

 

 

 

2015 Colloquium Committee members:

 

Lisa - Chair
Brillson
Hirata
Jayaprakash
Raby
Schumacher
Ian Froning (Grad student rep)

Robin Patterson, Coordinator
 

Autumn 2015

 

 

Tuesday, September 1

          Imaging The Surfaces of Stars
          John Monnier, University of Michigan
          Faculty host:  Michael Lisa 

Tuesday, September 8

          The Oceans In A Warming World: How Are The Oceans Changing
          And What Role Do They Play In Climate Change?
          John Marshall, MIT
          Faculty host: Stuart Raby

Tuesday, September 15

          Etch-a-Sketch Nanoelectronics
          Jeremy Levy, University of Pittsburgh
          Faculty host: Jay Gupta

Tuesday, September 22

          Ultracold Disordered Quantum Gases
          Brian DeMarco, University of Illinois
          Facutly host:  Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, September 29

           Pentaquarks:  Quark Model Revisited
           Tomasz Skwarnicki, Syracuse University
           Faculty host: Richard Kass

Tuesday, October 6

          Neutrinos From Nuclear Reactors:  Searches and Surprises
          James Napolitano, Temple University
          Facutly host: Yuri Kovchegov

Tuesday, October 13

          Unraveling the Mysteries of Neutrinos
          Stephen Parke, Fermilab
          Faculty Host: John Beacom

Tuesday, October 20

         Fundamental Differences Between Traditional III-V Compounds and Nitride Semiconductors:
         Effect On Optoelectronic Devices
         Theodore Moustakas, Boston University
         Facutly Host: Len Brillson 

Tuesday, November 3

           Fast Ignition: An Alternate Route to Inertial Confinement Fusion
           Scott Wilks, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
           Faculty host:  Douglass Schumacher
 

Tuesday, November 10

          Deciphering the Early Universe: Connecting Theory with Observations
          Cora Dvorkin, Harvard
          Faculty host:  Chris Hirata

Tuesday, November 17

           Light Harvesting and Delivery at the Molecular Scale: Oscillator Strength Focusing
           and Dexter Coupling Pathways
           David Beratan, Duke University
           Facutly host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, November 24

           The Attosecond Frontier: Studying Motion by Absorption
           Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida
           Faculty host: Lou DiMauro

Tuesday, December 1

          Chemical and Physics Sensing in Cell Under Confinement 
          Jagesh Shah, Harvard Medical School
          Faculty host: Comert Kural

 


Spring 2015 

 

Tuesday, January 13

           The Era of Discovery at the Large Hadron Collider
           Scott Thomas, Rutgers University
           Faculty Host:  Stuart Raby
 

Tuesday, January 20

           BOSS:  Making of the Largest Map of the Universe
           Anze Slosar, Brookhaven National Laboratory
           Faculty Host:  Klaus Honscheid
      

Tuesday, January 27

           Quantum Chromodynamics at Five Trillion Degrees Kelvin
           Mike Strickland, Kent State University
           Faculty host:  Michael Lisa

Tuesday, February 3

           Progress Toward Measuring the Mass of the Neutrino
           Hamish Robertson, University of Washington
           Faculty host:  Ulrich Heinz

Tuesday, February 10

          Jagesh Shah, Harvard Medical School - Cancelled
          Faculty host: Comert Kural
         

Tuesday, February 17

           Chasing Fast Dynamos in the Plasma Lab
           Cary Forest, University of Wisconsin, Madison
           Faculty Host:  Doug Schumacher

Tuesday, February 24

           Nuclear Energy After Fukushima
           M.V. Ramana, Princeton University
           Facutly Host: Samir Mathur

Tuesday, March 3

Fundamental Differences Between Traditional III-V Compounds and Nitride
Semiconductors:  Effect on Optoelectronic Devices-CANCELLED
Theodore Moustakas, Boston University
Faculty Hosts:  Len Brillson and Siddharth Rajan (ECE)

Tuesday, March 10

           Probing Grand Unification via Neutrino Oscillations and Proton Decay
           Kaladi S. Babu, Oklahoma State University
           Faculty Host:  Stuart Raby

Tuesday, March 17

           Spring break

Tuesday, March 24

           Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics
           Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania
           Faculty Host:  Nandini Trivedi  

Tuesday, March 31

           How to Measure and Characterize Correlated "Jigglings and Wigglings" in Proteins
           Andrea Markelz, University of Buffalo
           Faculty Host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, April 7

Studying the Turbulent Amplification of Magnetic Fields in Laboratory and
Astrophysical Plasmas Using High-Intensity Laser Experiments

Don Lamb, University of Chicago
Faculty Host:  Chris Orban

Tuesday, April 14

           Electron Tunneling in a Noisy Environment and How This Might Impact Human Health
           Stuart Lindsay, ASU
           Faculty Host:  Comert Kural

Tuesday, April 21

           Inflation:  There's Room at the Bottom
           Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University
           Faculty Host: John Beacom

Tuesday, April 28

           How to Learn to Love the BOSS
           Shirley Ho, Carnegie Mellon
           Faculty Host:  Annika Peter

 

2014 Colloquium Committee members:

Schumacher, Chair
Bao
Brillson
Freeman
Hammel
Hill
Lisa
Trivedi
Zhong
*Archana Anandakrishnan (student rep)

Robin Patterson, Colloquium Coordinator
 

Autumn 2014 

 

Tuesday, August 26

          Epidemics, Erdos Numbers and the Internet:  The Physics of Networks
          Mark Newman, University of Michigan
          Faculty Host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, September 2

          Water Dynamics in Nanoconfined Systems
          Michael Fayer, Stanford University
          Faculty Host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, September 9

          Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector
          Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
          Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, September 16

          Neurophysics of Space, Time and Memory
          Mayank Mehta, UCLA
         Faculty host: Samir Mathur

Tuesday, September 23

           Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation of the Injured Brain
           John Corrigan, The Ohio State University
           Faculty host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, September 30  

          No colloquium due to Smith Lecture on October 2

Thursday October 2 
         
           And Then There Was Mass:  From the Higgs To the Unknown 
           Smith Lecture - Joe Incandela, CERN and UCSB 

Tuesday, October 7
 

          Renewable Energy - A Physics Perspective
          Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University
          Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, October 14

          2D Materials:  Electronic States and Device Application
          Randall Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon University
          Faculty host: Leonard Brillson

Tuesday, October 21

The Source and Migration of Natural Gass in Shallow Aquifers:
Insights Provided by Gas Geochemistry
Thomas Darrah, The Ohio State University
Faculty host:  Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, October 28

          Quantum Biology of Bird Navigation
          Klaus Schulten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
          Faculty Host: Ralf Bundschuh

Tuesday, November 4

           In Pursuit of Novel Two-Dimensional Electronic Structures by First-Principles Theory
           Shengbai Zhang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
           Faculty Host: Leonard Brillson

Tuesday, November 11

           Veterans Day   

Tuesday, November 18

           Using Research to Investigate and Enhance Learning in Upper-Division Mechanics
           Bradley Ambrose, Grand Valley State University  
           Faculty Host:  Gordon Aubrecht        

Tuesday, November 25

           Probing and Controlling Laser Matter Interactions Using Ultrashort Shaped Pulses
           Marcos Dantus, Michigan State University
           Faculty Host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, December 2

Tiny Bubbles in the Mine: New Results from Bubble Chamber Dark Matter Searches at
SNOLAB
Eric Dahl, Northwestern/Fermilab
Faculty Host:  Annika Peter

Tuesday, December 9

            No colloquium

 



Spring 2014 

Tuesday, January 7

         2D Materials - Electronic States and Device Application
         Randall Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon University
         Faculty Host: Leonard Brillson

Tuesday, January 14

          Physical Review Letters: The Inside Story 
          Kevin Dusling,  PRL
          Faculty host: Yuri Kovchegov

Tuesday, January 21

         Nuclear Matter Studies at RHIC; Where We Are and What's Next 
         Paul Sorensen, Brookhaven National Laboratory
         Faculty host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, January 28

         Nanotechnology and Future of the Hard Disk Drive 
         Jeff Childress, HGST/Western Digital
         Faculty host: Chris Hammel

Tuesday, February 4

          Energy Storage for Transportation 
          Michael Thackeray, Argonne National Laboratory
          Faculty host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, February 11

          A physicist's (not so) random walk down Wall Street 
          Damian Handzy, Investor Analytics
          Faculty host: MichaeL Lisa

Tuesday, February 18

          Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector
          Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
          Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, February 25

          The Marvelous Success of the Standard Model of Cosmology
          Lloyd Knox, UC Davis
          Faculty Host: John Beacom

Tuesday, March 4

          Seeing Voices: Optical Scanning Applied to Early Recorded Sound Preservation
          Carl Haber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
          Faculty Host: Chris Hill

Tuesday, March 11

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 18

          Scientists and Washington: Like Oil and Water
          Benn Tannenbaum, Sandia National Laboratory
          Faculty Host: Chris Hill

Tuesday, March 25

          Mission "Impossible": Exploring the Properties of Hot QCD Matter
          Berndt Mueller, Brookhaven National Laboratory
          Faculty Host: Michael Lisa

Tuesday, April 1

          Listening to the Universe with gravitational waves
          Daniel Holz, University of Chicago
          Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, April 8

          Why are chemotaxis receptors clustered but other receptors aren't?    
          Ned Wingreen, Princeton University
          Faculty Host: Ralf Bundschuh
 

Tuesday, April 15

          High Energy Density Physics and its Connections to Astrophysics
          R. Paul Drake, University of Michigan
          Faculty Host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, April 22

          OSU Sports Medicine: Exercise as Medicine and Injury Prevention Strategies
          Christopher Kaeding, The Ohio State University
          Faculty Host: Chris Hill

  

 


 

Autumn 2013 

Tuesday, August 27

         Laser-plasma accelerators: there's plenty of room at the bottom                                       
         Michael Downer, University of Texas at Austin
         Faculty host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, September 3

         The Higgs mode and quantum criticality in condensed matter   
         Assa Auerback, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
         Faculty Host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, September 10

          Global Climate Change and Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Understanding and Perspective
          from a Physicist 
          Qing-Bin Lu, University of Waterloo
          Faculty Host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, September 17

          Aspects of 21st Century Nuclear Physics
          Silas Beane, University of Washington
          Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz


Tuesday, September 24

          Assessing thinking like physicists
          Eleanor Sayre, Kansas State University
          Faculty Host: Gordon Aubrecht

Tuesday, October 1

Levitation by Casimir forces in and out of equilibrium
Mehran Kardar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty host: Ralf Bundschuh

Tuesday, October 8

Nanoscale manipulation of light: physical insights and technological opportunities
Naomi J. Halas, Rice University
Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, October 15

           Exploring the extreme universe with Fermi
           Julie McEnery, University of Maryland
           Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, October 22

A single-molecule view of gene expression
Dan Larson, National Cancer Institute
Faculty host: Michael Poirier

Tuesday, October 29

          Are the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock Fractal?
          Harsh Mathur, Case Western Reserve Univeristy
          Faculty Host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, November 5

Visual Biological Physics: Watching Single Protein Molecules Behaving and Misbehaving on DNA
Stephen Kowalczykowski, UC Davis
Faculty host: Comert Kural

Tuesday, November 12

          MOOCs, the NRC Report, and Teaching Ohio State Students
          David Pritchard, MIT
          Faculty Host: Andrew Heckler

Tuesday, November 19

          Attosecond Science and Technology
          Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa
          Faculty host: Douglass Schumacher

Tuesday, November 26

          Topological Materials at the Nanoscale
          Jenny Hoffman, Harvard University
          Faculty Host: Mohit Randeria

Tuesday, December 3

 


  

Spring 2013


Tuesday, January 8

"Medical Initiatives from the Nuclear Community….. Applications of Innovative “Multi-Use” Technologies"
George Wicks, Savannah River National Laboratory 
Faculty host: Kramer Akli

Tuesday, January 15

"Time or energy? Biology's function through relaxation, fluctuations, and nonergodicity (to rule them all)"
Dmitry Matyushov, Arizona State University
Faculty host: Dongping Zhong


Tuesday, January 22

CANCELLED
TBA
Zahid Hasan, Princeton University
Faculty host: Mohit Randeria


Tuesday, January 29


Tuesday, February 5

"A Little Big Bang: Strong Interactions in Ultracold Fermi Gases”
Martin Zwierlein, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz

Tuesday, February 12

"A Universal Model for Nanoparticle Size Effects"
Helen Farrell, Idaho National Laboratory
Faculty host: Leonard Brillson (Electrical & Computer Engineering)

Tuesday, February 19

“Enhancing scientific reasoning abilities in the introductory physics lab course”*
Kathy Koenig, University of Cincinnati
Faculty host: Lei Bao

Tuesday, February 26

“Hard X-ray Free Electron Lasers: the ‘Optical Lasers of the 21stCentury”
Jerry Hastings, SLAC National Accelerator Lab
Faculty Host: Doug Schumacher

Tuesday, March 5

CANCELLED
TBA
Naomi J. Halas, Rice University
Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

Tuesday, March 12

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 19

"Challenges in particle dark matter theory"
Paolo Gondolo, The University of Utah
Faculty host: John Beacom


Tuesday, March 26

"Escape Trajectories from Traditional Condensed Matter"
Gerald T. Seidler, University of Washington
Faculty host: Doug Schumacher


Tuesday, April 2

"Optical tools to monitor electrical activity in neurons"
Adam Cohen, Harvard University
Faculty jost: Comert Kural


Tuesday, April 9

Breaking the Diffraction Barrier of Light: How Microscopes Became Nanoscopes
Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale University
Faculty host: Comert Kural

Tuesday, April 16

CANCELLED
Integrating Attosecond Science with Perturbative Nonlinear Optics 
Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa
Faculty host: Douglas Schumacher

 


  

Autumn 2012

Tuesday, August 28

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Chris Hill, The Ohio State University
Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz

Tuesday, September 4

Computing with quantum knots: Majorana modes, non-Abelian anyons, and topological quantum computation
Sankar Das Sarma, University of Maryland
Faculty host: Mohit Randeria


Tuesday, September 11

Earth Under Pressure: Probing the Deepest Reaches of the Planet
Wendy Panero, School of Earth Sciences, OSU
Faculty host: Jim Beatty


Tuesday, September 18

Scanning tunneling microscope studies of nanostructures built one atom at a time 
Jay Gupta, OSU
Faculty host: Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin


Tuesday, September 25

High Energy Density Physics: Lighting the Way to Fusion Energy with Intense Lasers
Kramer Akli - The Ohio State University
Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz


Tuesday, October 2

The Two Faces of Stress: From Neuronal Responses to Cognitive Behaviors
Zhen Yan, SUNY Buffalo
Faculty host: Lei Bao


Tuesday, October 9

Testing General Relativity using Atom Interferometry
Jason Hogan, Stanford University
Faculty host: Chris Hill

Tuesday, October 16


Tuesday, October 23

Weighing the Neutrino: Results from Double-beta Decay Experiments
Lisa Kaufman, Indiana University 
Faculty host: John Beacom


Tuesday, October 30

CANCELLED 
Breaking the Diffraction Barrier of Light: How Microscopes Became Nanoscopes
Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale University
Faculty host: Comert Kural


Tuesday, November 6

Simulating Anyons on a Quantum Computer
Nick Bonesteel, Florida State University
Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi


Tuesday, November 13

The new messengers from the Universe : "First Light" of the high energy neutrino astronomy
Shigeru Yoshida, Chiba University 
Faculty host: Amy Connolly


Tuesday, November 20

Disappearance of Reactor Neutrinos: Daya Bay and Beyond
Karsten Heeger, University of Wisconsin
Faculty host: John Beacom


Tuesday, November 27

Axions, the Anthropic Principle, and the Tilted Universe
David Kaplan, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington 
Faculty host: Ulrich Heinz


Tuesday, December 4

Spinors, Strings and Superconductors: Challenges of new era in Theoretical Physics
Piers Coleman, Rutgers University
Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

 

 


 

2012 Colloquium Committee Members

Heinz, Chair
Bao
Hill
Johnston-Halperin
Trivedi
Vieira
Walker
Tate, Colloquium Coordinator