Physics Colloquium Schedule 2018-2019

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

2018 Colloquium Committee Members  | Autumn 2018  | Spring 2018 
2019 Colloquium Committee Members | Spring 2019

Colloquium Archive

2018 Colloquium Committee Members:

Raby - Chair
Keith McBride - Grad student rep 

Robin Patterson, Coordinator

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

       Rai Weiss, MIT

Tuesday, October 23

Hirohisa Tanaka, SLAC
      Faculty host: John Beacom

Tuesday, October 30

      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

Tuesday, November 20

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

Tuesday, November 27

     Tim Tait, University of California, Irvine
     Faculty host: Antonio Boveia

Tuesday, December 4

Jim Hone, Columbia Univeristy
      Faculty host: Jeanie Lau

2019 Colloquium Committee Members

DiMauro - Chair
Keith McBride - Grad student rep 

Robin Patterson, Coordinator

Spring 2019

Tuesday, January 8

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

Tuesday, January 29

Tuesday, February 5

Tuesday, February 12

Tuesday, February 19

Tuesday, February 26

Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, March 12 - spring break - no colloquium

Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, March 26

Tuesday, April 2

Tuesday, April 9

Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, April 23?

Tuesday, April 30 (tentative)

     Anne L'Huillier - Lund University Sweden
     Host: Lou DiMauro


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




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