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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Colloquia are Fridays at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger 194.

Fall 2020

Aug. 28, Welcome Event (First Week)

Sept. 04, "A First Sign from Neutron Star in SN 1987A" | Dany Page of UNAM, Mexico (Contact: Madappa Prakash)

Sept. 11, "Cosmology with Weak Lensing in Ongoing and Upcoming Imaging Surveys" | Rachel Mandelbaum of Carnegie Mellon University (Contact:Hee-Jong Seo)

Sept. 18, "Mechanical Modes in Crystals and Jammed Solids: A Laboratory for Topological Defects, Gapless Edge Modes and Chaos" | Harsh Mathur of Case Western Reserve University (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

Sept. 25, "Decision Making in Bacteria" | Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo of Barcelona (Contact: Alexander Neiman)

Oct. 02, "Diversity/Equity" Geraldine Chochran of Rutgers University of Maryland (Contact: Justin Frantz)

Oct. 09, "Bio" | Raj Roy of University of Maryland (Contact: Peter Jung)

Oct. 16, "Novel Biomaterials for Bone Repair and Regeneration" | Mei Wei of Ohio University (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Oct. 23, "Quantum Simulations" | Mike Bevis of The Ohio State University (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Oct. 30, "Climate Change" | Mike Bevis of The Ohio State University (Contact: Ken Hicks)

Nov. 06, "Condensed Matter, Berry Phase" | Cristian Batista of University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Contact: Nancy Sandler)

Nov. 13, "Condensed Matter" | Gil Refael of Caltech (Contact: Nancy Sandler)

Nov. 20, "Opinion Formation Theory" | Igor Sokolov of HU Berlin (Contact: Alexander Neiman)

Nov. 27, No Colloquium (Thanksgiving)

Dec. 04, "Science Education and Outreach" | Shannon Swilley Greco of Princeton (Contact: Ken Hicks)

Physics Colloquium | Science Education and Outreach, Dec. 4

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Shannon Swilley Greco of Princeton on “Science Education and Outreach,” on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app. Or call in (audio only) +1 614-706-6572,,446967634#   United States, Columbus Phone Conference ID: […]

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Posted on 12/02/2020

Physics Colloquium | Magnetic Topological Solitons and Real Space Berry Curvature, Nov. 6

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Cristian Batista of University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab. on “Magnetic Topological Solitons and Real Space Berry Curvature” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join […]

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Posted on 11/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Topological Physics at the Light-matter Interface, Nov. 13

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Gil Refael of Caltech on “Topological Physics at the Light-matter Interface” on Friday, Nov. 13, at 4:10 p.m.at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 614-706-6572,,372657836#   […]

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Posted on 11/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Statistical Physics in Social Networks: Polarization, Echo Chambers and Ideologies, Nov. 20

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Igor Sokolov of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on “Statistical Physics in Social Networks: Polarization, Echo Chambers and Ideologies,” on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or […]

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Posted on 11/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Moving Diversity Efforts in Physics Forward, Oct. 2

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Geraldine Chochran of Rutgers University of Maryland on “Moving Diversity Efforts in Physics Forward” on Friday, Oct. 2, the Teams website will open at 3:50 p.m. and will begin at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Links to join virtual follows: Join […]

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Posted on 10/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Seeing the Light: Waves and Photons, Complexity and Randomness, Oct. 9

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Raj Roy of University of Maryland on “Seeing the Light: Waves and Photons, Complexity and Randomness,” on Friday, Oct. 9 , at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 391 […]

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Posted on 10/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Novel Biomaterials for Bone Repair and Regeneration, Oct. 16

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Mei Wei of Ohio University on “Novel Biomaterials for Bone Repair and Regeneration,” on Friday, Oct. 16, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 896 453 210# Abstract: More […]

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Posted on 10/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Calculating Nature Naturally, Oct. 23

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Natalie Klco of  University of Washington on “Calculating Nature Naturally,” on Friday, Oct. 23, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 664 725 259# Abstract: Studying nature directly from […]

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Posted on 10/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Climate Change and Tipping Points: The Future of Nature, Humanity and the Global Economy, Oct. 30

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Mike Bevis of The Ohio State University on “Climate Change and Tipping Points: The Future of Nature, Humanity and the Global Economy,” on Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later). Join on Teams […]

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Posted on 10/01/2020

Physics Colloquium | Mechanical Modes in Crystals and Jammed Solids: A Laboratory for Topological Defects, Gapless Edge Modes and Chaos, Sept. 18

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Harsh Mathur of Case Western Reserve University on “Mechanical Modes in Crystals and Jammed Solids: A Laboratory for Topological Defects, Gapless Edge Modes and Chaos,” on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Teams website will open 3:50 pm and will begin at 4:10 p.m.at […]

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Posted on 09/02/2020