Physics Colloquium Schedule 2023


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





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