Physics Colloquium Schedule 2022


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


2022 Colloquium Committee Members

  • Lisa - Chair 
  • Lu
  • Ho
  • Trivedi
  • Heinz
  • Kagan
  • Valdes-Aguilar
  • Braaten
  • Daniel Tuthill, graduate student representative 



Autumn 2022

Tuesday, August 30

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

Tuesday, September 6

    None scheduled

Tuesday, September 13

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

Tuesday, September 20

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

Tuesday, September 27

    Topological phases and new scientific frontiers with Rydberg atom arrays
    Speaker: Giulia Semeghini (Harvard)
    Faculty host: Nandini Trivedi

** 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, October 11 -- week of Autumn Break -- No Colloquium


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! ** -- 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 25

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

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, November 8

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

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 22 -- Thanksgiving Week -- No Colloquium


Tuesday, November 29

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

Tuesday, December 6

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

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

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


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