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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

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

Spring 2021

Jan. 22, "Cancelled Due to Widespread Power Outage Rescheduled for Feb. 19"

Jan. 29, "From kB to K_B - Entropy Evaluation Made Easy" | Roy Beck-Barkai (Contact: Peter Jung)

Feb. 5, "A Paradigm Shift Inspired by Nature: Overcoming Barriers to Functionalization of Supramolecular Assemblies for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications" | Dorthe M. Eisele of CUNY (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

Feb. 12, "Large Scale Structure from Microphysics" | Chanda Prescod-Weinstein of University of New Hampshire, Durham (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Feb. 19, "Special Relativity and Optical Control of Chemistry" | Prashant K. Jain of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

Feb. 26, "Testing the Nature of Dark Matter with Galaxies" | Annika Peter of The Ohio State University (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

March 5, Cancelled, the talk will be rescheduled. "Biotechnology" | John Kopchick of Ohio University (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

March 12, "Energy-Information Prescription for Synapses" |  (Alumni)Suhita Nadkarni of (IISER), Prune, India (Contact: Peter Jung)

March 19, "Emergent Majorana States in Atomic-Scale Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Systems" | Roland Wiesendanger of University of Hamburg (Contact: Arthur Smith)

March 26, "Machine-Learning-Driven Advances in Modeling Amorphous Solids" | Volker Deringer of University of Oxford, UK (Contact: David Drabold)

April 2, "The Galaxy-Halo Connection from Gravitational Lensing" | Alexie Leauthaud of University of California, Santa Cruz (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

April 9, "On the Art and Science of Cycling" | Arend L. Schwab of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (Contact: Arthur Smith)

April 16, "Nuclear Physics" | Terese Hansen of Texas A&M University (Contact: Zach Meisel)

April  23, Awards Ceremony

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, "Calculating Nature Naturally" | Natalie Klco of University of Washington (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 | Alchemy in the Sky, April 16

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Terese Hansen of Texas A&M University on “Alchemy in the Sky” on Friday, April 16, 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,,453346853# […]

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Posted on 04/02/2021

Physics Colloquiums | Awards Ceremony, April 23

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents the Physics & Astronomy Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 23, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Ceremony. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 614-706-6572,,117227170#   United States, Columbus […]

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Physics Colloquium | The Galaxy-Halo Connection from Gravitational Lensing, April 2

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Alexie Leauthaud of University of California, Santa Cruz on “The Galaxy-Halo Connection from Gravitational Lensing” on Friday, April 2, 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 […]

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Posted on 04/01/2021

Physics Colloquium | On the Art and Science of Cycling, April 9

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Arend L. Schwab of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands on “On the Art and Science of Cycling” on Friday, April 9, 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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Physics Colloquium | Cancelled, the talk will be rescheduled, March 5

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents John Kopchick of Ohio University on “Biotechnology” on Friday, March 5, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium.

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Posted on 03/01/2021

Physics Colloquium | Energy-Information Prescription for Synapses, March 12

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents alumnus Suhita Nadkarni of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India on “Energy-Information Prescription for Synapses” on Friday, March 12, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the […]

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Posted on 03/01/2021

Physics Colloquium | Emergent Majorana States in Atomic-Scale Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Systems, March 19

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Roland Wiesendanger of Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg, University of Hamburg, Germany on “Emergent Majorana States in Atomic-Scale Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Systems” on Friday, March 19, 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 03/01/2021

Physics Colloquium | Machine-Learning-Driven Advances in Modeling Amorphous Solids, March 26

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Volker Deringer of University of Oxford, UK on “Machine-Learning-Driven Advances in Modeling Amorphous Solids” on Friday, March 26, 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 […]

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Posted on 03/01/2021

Physics Colloquium | Testing the Nature of Dark Matter with Galaxies, Feb. 26

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Annika Peter of The Ohio State University on “Testing the Nature of Dark Matter with Galaxies” on Friday, Feb. 26, 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 […]

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Posted on 02/02/2021

Physics Colloquium | A Paradigm Shift Inspired by Nature: Overcoming Barriers to Functionalization of Supramolecular Assemblies for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications, Feb. 5

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Dorthe M. Eisele of CUNY on “A Paradigm Shift Inspired by Nature: Overcoming Barriers to Functionalization of Supramolecular Assemblies for Solar Energy Harvesting Applications” on Friday, Feb. 5, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app […]

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Posted on 02/01/2021