Physics Colloquium Schedule 2019 - 2020


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


Autumn 2019 Colloquium Committee Members

Spring 2020/Autumn 2020 Colloquium Committee Members

Autumn 2019 | Spring 2020 |  Autumn 2020

Colloquium Archive

Autumn 2019 Colloquium Committee Members

DiMauro - Chair
Keith McBride - Grad student rep 

Robin Patterson, Coordinator

Autumn 2019

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

    Mikhai Lukin, Harvard University
    Faculty host: Lou DiMauro


Spring 2020/Autumn 2020 Colloquium Committee Members

Zhong - Chair
Jahmour Givens - Grad student rep 

Robin Patterson, Coordinator

Spring 2020

Tuesday, January 7

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

Tuesday, January 14

     Eva Andrei, Rutgers University
     Faculty host: Marc Bockrath

Tuesday, January 21

Justin Kinney, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
     Faculty host: Annika Peter

Tuesday, January 28

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

Tuesday, February 4

Tuesday, February 11

Tuesday, February 18

Tuesday, February 25

Michael Bevis, The Ohio State University, Earth Sciences
     Faculty host: Chris Hammel

Tuesday, March 3

Tuesday, March 17

     Symmetry Breaking and Pattern Formation in a Driven Bose-Einstein Condensate
Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
     Faculty host: Dongping Zhong

Tuesday, March 24

Tuesday, March 31

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

Tuesday, April, 7

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

Tuesday, April 14


Autumn 2020

Tuesday, September 1

Tuesday, September 8

Tuesday, September 15

Tuesday, September 22

Antti Niemi, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
      Faculty host: Stuart Raby

Tuesday, September 29

Tuesday, October 6

Tuesday, October 13

Tuesday, October 20

Tuesday, October 27

Tuesday, November 3

Tuesday, November 10

Tuesday, November 17

Tuesday, November 24

Tuesday, December 1

Tuesday, December 8


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