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Colloquia at a Glance

Colloquia are held in Walter Hall 245 at 4:10 p.m.,unless otherwise noted.

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Spring 2017

Jan. 13: David Higdon,"Connecting Model-Based Predictions to Reality" Virginia Tech, [General, Finance] (Contact: Justin Frantz)

Jan. 20: Andrei Afanasev, “Optical Vortices and Their Interaction with Matter” The George Washington University, Washington, DC [quantum computing and nuclear physics]  (Contact: Kenneth Hicks)

Jan. 27: Douglas Natelson, "Heating and Thermoelectricity" Rice University, [Condensed matter] (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Feb. 03: William H. Guilford, "The Fast and the Furious: The Biophysics of Parasite Motility" Director of Educational Innovation, University of Virginia, [Bio] (Contact: David Tees]

Feb. 10: Mohit Randeria, "Topological Spin Textures in Magnets" The Ohio State University [CM] (Contact: Nancy Sandler)

Feb. 17: Duncan Brown, "Gravitational Waves: A New Frontier in 21st Century Astronomy" Syracuse University, NY,  [Astro] (Contact: Madappa Prakash] *CANCELLED*

Feb. 24: Scott Ransom, "Extraordinary Physics with Millisecond Pulsars" National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), [Astro] (Contact: Madappa Prakash]

Mar. 03: Supratik Guha, "Sensors and Cyber-Physical Sensing Networks for Water and Agriculture" Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, [Nuromorphic Computing, Nano] (Contact: Hla Saw)

Mar. 10: Spring Break

Mar. 17: Dave Morrison,"Taking the Measure of Ultra High-Energy Nuclear Collisions" Brookhaven National Lab,   [Nuclear, Heavy Ion/EIC] (Contact: Justin Frantz).

Mar. 24: 

Mar. 31: David Mandrus, "Designing Emergent Matter: How Physicists Think about New Materials" The University of Tennessee, [CM] (Contact: Nancy Sandler)

Apr. 07: John Crocker, "DNA Colloids: Crystals, Transformations, Building Blocks and Beyond" Institute for Medicine and Engineering, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, University of Pennsylvania, [Bio] (Contact: David Tees). 

Apr. 14: Federico Rosei, "What type of energy must be harnessed for the future of humanity?" Director, Professor and UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies, INRS-Énergie, Univ. du Quebec, Montreal, Canada [Technology, materials, and general] (Contact: Sasha Govorov).

Apr. 21: Department Awards Ceremony, No Colloquium


Fall 2017

Sept. 01: Opening, No Colloquium Talk

Sept. 08:John Beacom, Professor and Director of CCAPP, Ohio State University [Nuclear Physics] (Contact: Justin Frantz)

Sept. 15: Andre Longtin, U. Ottawa [Biophysics] (Contact: Alexander Neiman)

Sept. 22: Jeremy Levy, U. Pittsburgh, [Condensed matter] (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Sept. 29: Joe Slocik, Dayton Air Force Labs [nano-bio, applications] (Contact: Sasha Govorov)

Oct. 06: Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University [bio] (Contact: Peter Jung)

Oct. 13: Duncan Brown, "Gravitational Waves: A New Frontier in 21st Century Astronomy" Syracuse University, NY,  [Astro] (Contact: Madappa Prakash]

Oct. 20: Promotion talk 

Oct. 27: Promotion talk 

Nov. 03: Ana Maria Rey, JILA [Condensed Matter] (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Nov. 10: Holidays, Veterans Day

Nov. 17: Anze Slosar, Brookhaven National Lab [Astronomy] (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

Nov. 24: Holidays, Thanksgiving Break   

Dec. 01: Michael Wiescher, U. Notre Dame [Nuclear Physics] (Contact: Justin Frantz)

Dec. 08: Philip Grandinetti, Ohio State University, [CM] (Contact: Gang Chen)



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