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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Colloquia are Fridays at 4:10 p.m. in Walter Hall 145.

Fall 2023

Sept. 1, Departmental Welcome Event followed with Pizza in Walter Hall 235

Sept. 8, "Optimum Times for Quantum Sensing in Open Systems and the Challenges of Herding Quantum Cats." |  Stephen Gray, The Argonne Distinguished Fellow 2021 from Argonne National Laboratory (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

Sept. 15, "Hanbury Brown Twiss Interferometry: From the Stars, to STAR... and Back" | Mike Lisa from Ohio State University (Contact: Justin Frantz)

Sept. 22, "Quantum Computing using Electron Spins in Silicon" | Mark A. Eriksson, Department Chair and John Bardeen Professor of Physics from University of Wisconsin-Madison (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Sept. 29,

Oct. 6, "Whip Dynamics in a Freely Falling Chain" | Peter Palffy-Muhoray from Kent State University (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

Oct. 13, No Colloquium - Fall Break

Oct. 20, "Department Event Sponsored by the Physics and Astronomy Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee"

Oct. 27, "Noise Signatures in Novel Correlated Systems" | Sambandamurthy Ganapathy (Chair) from SUNY Buffalo State University (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Nov. 3, "Neutral Modes of Electrons and Their Quantum Geometry" |  Herbert Fertig from Indiana University at Bloomington (Contact: Nancy Sandler)

Nov. 10, No Colloquium - Holiday

Nov. 17, STM - at the cutting edge: "Nanoscale Imaging of Unusual Density Waves in Kagome Superconductors" | Ilija Zeljkovic from Boston College (Contact: Arthur Smith)

Nov. 24, No Colloquium - Holiday

Dec. 1, "TBA"

Dec. 8, "Nuclear Physics and the Origin of the Heaviest Elements" | Rebecca Surman from Notre Dame (Contact: Daniel Phillips)

Spring 2023

Jan. 20, "Friend or Foe? The Roles of cNOS in UV-induced Carcinogenesis" | Shiyong Wu of Ohio University Konneker Research Center, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department (Contact: Sasha Govorov)

Jan. 27, "Worms on the Moon, Enabling Improved Health on Earth and Beyond"  | Nathaniel Szewczyk of Ohio University COM-Biomedical Sciences (Contact: Sasha Govorov)

Feb. 3, "Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Community in Nuclear Science" | Warren Rogers of Indiana Wesleyan University (Contact: Alexandra Semposki & Christian Drischler)

Feb. 10, "Knowing What You Don’t Know: Nuclear Physics, Effective Field Theory, and Uncertainty Quantification" | Daniel Phillips of Ohio University Physics & Astronomy (Contact: Sasha Govorov, Sergio Ulloa)

Feb. 17, "Cucurbit[8]uril-secured Platinum Dimers: Recognition and Applications" | Eric Masson of Ohio University Roenigk Chair of Chemistry (Contact: Sergio Ulloa, Hla Saw)

Feb. 24, "Quantum Simulation on Noisy Superconducting Quantum Computers" | Nick Bronn from IBM (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

March 2, (Thursday) "Dynamical Complexes in Tropical Climate and Its Implications" | Ibiyinka Fuwape, Vice Chancellor, of Michael & Cecilia Ibru University, Nigeria (Contact: Alexander Neiman)

March 10, "A Case Study in Nuclear Proliferation -  The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Responsibility of Physicists." |  Matthias Grosse Prdekamp of The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Contact: David Ingram)

March 17,  Spring Break

March 30, Thursday, "Constraining the 15O (α, γ) 19Ne reaction rate in type I X-ray bursts using GADGET II TPC" | Ruchi Mahajan of Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), in Bently Hall 233, 4:10 pm.

April 10, Monday, "Puzzling Out the Synthesis of Heavy Elements in Stars" | Andrea Richard of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Bentley Hall 227, 4:10 pm

April 13, Note: The April 13 colloquium that was supposed to be given by Jack Bishop is canceled. It will not be rescheduled. 

April 14, "Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy and Publishing with the American Chemical Society" | Greg Hartland of University of Notre Dame (Contact: Sasha Govorov)

April 21, "Driven Quantum Materials under the X-ray Spotlight" | Matteo Mitrano of Harvard (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

April  28, Awards Ceremony and Colloquium Event | Presentation by Eric & Sneha Pandya (Wolfspeed Inc., Durham, NC), a lecture within the series "Bring Our Alumni Back" (contact: Nancy Sandler)   Please come and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and wish them well as they make the next steps in their lives!

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