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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Upcoming Colloquia

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


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Colloquia Schedule

Spring 2024

Jan. 19, "Field- and Carrier-Facilitated Active Nanophotonics" | Wenshan Cai of Georgia Tech (Contact: Sasha Govorov)

Jan. 26, No Colloquium

Feb. 2, "Cosmology in the Machine Learning Era" | Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro of the Simons Foundation (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

Feb. 9, "Collaborations!" | Sergio Lopez-Permouth (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Feb. 16, "Is Nature Its Own Mirror? Parity-Violation with Galaxy Quartets in BOSS" | Zachary Slepian of University of Florida (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

Feb. 23, "The Tales of Two Probes in the Quest to Understand Nuclei" | Paul Gueye from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams of Michigan State University (Contact: Andrea Richards)

March 1, "TBA"

March 8, "Simplicity in a Complex System: Quasi-dynamical Symmetry as Emergence Phenomena in Atomic Nuclei" |  Dr. Chairul Bahri of Kennesaw State University (Contact: Gabriala Popa)

March 15,  Spring Break

March 22, "Detecting Single Gravitons with Quantum Sensing" | Igor Pikovskii of Stockholm University (Contact: Alexander (Shura) Neiman)

March 29, "Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both" | Bharat Ratra of Kansas State University (Contact: Hee-Jong Seo)

April 5, CANCELED No colloquium "Robots and AI!" | Jundong Liu of Biomedical Engineering Ohio University (Contact: Alexander (Sasha) Govorov) CANCELED No Colloquium

April 12, "Optimization and Control in Online Advertising" | Niklas Karlsson, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Amazon (Contact: Alexander (Shura) Neiman) 

April 19, "Towards Programmable Living Materials and Quantitative Models of Active Matter" | Jörn  Dunkel of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Contact: Alexander (Shura) Neiman)

April  26, Awards Ceremony and Colloquium Event | Presentation by Ali Khaledi Nasab. Come and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and wish them well as they make the next steps in their lives!

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)

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