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2018 Colloquium Committee Members:

Raby - Chair
Bao
Boveia
Brillson
Ho
Kawakami
Trivedi
Zhong
Keith McBride - Grad student rep

 

Autumn 2018
 

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
 

Spring 2018

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

 

 

2017 Colloquium Committee Members:

Connolly - Chair
Bao
Brillson
Bundschuh
Hammel
Ho
Lafyatis
Raby
Trivedi
Walker
Wilkins
Michael Chilcote (.33) Graduate Student Rep

Robin Patterson, Coordinator

 

Autumn 2017


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


 

Spring 2017


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

 

 

2016 Colloquium Committee Members:

Johnston-Halperin - Chair
Brillson
Bundschuh
Gauthier
Hirata
Kovchegov
Peter
Raby
Walker
Zhong
Michael Chilcote (Grad student rep)

Robin Patterson, Coordinator

 

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