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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Colloquia are held in the Walter Hall, Room 245, Friday 4:10 pm.

Spring 2018

Jan. 19: No Colloquium Talk

Jan. 26: Ryan Fogt, "A 20th Century Perspective on Summer Antarctic Pressure Change and Variability and Contributions from Tropical SSTs and Ozone Depletion" Ohio University, (Contact: Ken Hicks)

Feb. 2: Mitch Day, "Encoding Sound Source Locations in the Brain" Ohio University, (Contact: Shura Neiman)

Feb. 9: Sheldon Stone, "Physics at LHCb" Syracuse University", (Contact: Ken Hicks)

Feb. 16: Anže Slosar, "21-cm Cosmology in the 20s" Brookhaven National Laboratory, (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

Feb. 23: James Grote, "Bio Materials Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, (Contact: Sash Govorov)

March 2: Ward Plummer, "Hidden Bulk Phases Revealed by Broken Symmetry at a Surface" Louisiana State University, (Contact: Art Smith)

March 9: TBA

March 16: Spring Break

March 23: Frank van Graas, "Radio Telescope Applications to Navigation and Timing" Ohio University, (Contact: Ken Hicks)

March 30: Volker Koch, "The Properties of Strongly Interacting Matter" Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (Contact: Madappa Prakash)

April 6: Douglas Stone, "Einstein and Quantum Mechanics: It's Not What You Think" Yale, (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

April 13: Eugene Mele, "Topological Insulators" University of Pennsylvania, (Contact: Nancy Sandler)

April 20: Anna Hayes, "Application of Nuclear Physics" Los Alamos National Laboratory, (Contact: Julie Roche)

April 27: End of Year Awards Ceremony

The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium Series presents Paul Selvin of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on “Single-Molecule Super-Resolution Fluorescence: Applications to Motors Walking in your Cells, to Cancer and to Memory Formation”, on Thursday, April 5, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: We study single molecules with […]

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The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Douglas Stone, of Yale, on Einstein and Quantum Mechanics: It’s Not What You Think on Friday, April 6, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: Einstein is well known for his rejection of quantum mechanics in the form it emerged from the work […]

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The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium Series presents Bogdan Dragnea of Indiana University onChemical Physics with Virus-like Particles, on Thursday, April 12, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: Viruses make us sick. But they also help us to digest food, and even to evolve. Devoid of own life, […]

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The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Eugene Mele, of University of Pennsylvania, on Topological Insulators on Friday, April 13, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245.

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The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium Series presents Lian Li of West Virginia University on “Enhanced Functionalities from Designed vdW Interfaces”, on Thursday, April 19, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: In his Nobel lecture, Kroemer famously opened with the claim Often, it may be said that the […]

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The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Anna Hayes, of Los Alamos National Laboratory, on Application of Nuclear Physics on Friday, April 20, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: Today the applications of nuclear physics span a very broad range of topics and fields. Many very important applications have […]

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The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium Series presents Greg Petersen of TSI Inc. in Shoreview, MN, onCommercialization of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Rapid Elemental Analysis of Metallic Alloys, on Thursday, April 26, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. […]

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The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Ward Plummer, of Louisiana State University, on Hidden Bulk Phases Revealed by Broken Symmetry at a Surface on Friday, March 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: If you have taught or attended a condensed matter physics course, you know that the […]

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The Condensed Matter & Surface Sciences Colloquium Series presents Benjamin Hunt of Carnegie Mellon University, onNovel Superconductors in Two Dimensions, on Thursday, March 22, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: The physics of superconductors in reduced dimensions two in particular is related to such varied phenomena as […]

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The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Frank van Graas, of Ohio University, on Radio Telescope Applications to Navigation and Timing on Friday, March 23, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Abstract: The development of high accuracy and scientific GPS applications has benefited from several radio telescopes, including the Arecibo […]

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