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Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

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

Fall 2021

Aug. 27, Welcome Event (First Week) There will be a short online presentation from Dr. David Ingram at 4:10 p.m. You should have received a Teams invitation for that. After the chair's presentation, you are invited to attend the rest of the welcome event outside of Clippinger in the courtyard on the northside at ~4:30 p.m. We will use the first floor and second floor foyers if the weather is inclement (too hot and/or raining).

Sept. 3, "Size Matters: Opto-electronic Studies of Nanostructured and Atomically Thin Materials" | Eric Stinaff of Ohio University (Contact: Alexander Govorov)

Sept. 10, "New Results on Stellar Neutrinos" | Frank Timmes of Arizona State University (Contact: Zack Meisel)

Sept. 17

Sept. 24, "The Edwards-Fest - the Accelerator Lab 50th Birthday Party" | (Contact: Daniel Phillips)

Oct. 8, Canceled

Oct. 15, "In Pursuit of Higher Order: Topology in 2D Materials" | Ken Burch of LASE, Laboratory for Assembly and Spectroscopy of Emergence, Boston College (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Oct. 22,  "Vacuum and Molecules for Useful Quantum Advantage Today " | Felipe Herrera of Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Contact: Alexander Govorov and Oscar Avalos Ovando)

Oct. 29, "Microscopic Robots?!" | Paul McEuen of Cornell University Director, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Nov. 05, "The Educating Physicists for Impactful Careers (EPIC) Report; the PIPELINE Network project at the APS." | Douglas N. Arion of  Carthage College, Wisconsin (Contact: Sergio Ulloa)

Nov. 12, "Why Physics and Food?" | Peter Lillford of Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, UK (Contact: Arthur Smith)

Nov. 19, "Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned" | James J. Collins of Dept. of Biological Engineering, MIT; Wyss Institute, Harvard University; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Contact: Alexander Neiman)

Nov. 26, No Colloquium

Dec. 03, "The State-of-the-art Ultra-low Temperature STM. Talk: A Microscopic View of Graphene Quantum Hall States with STM and AFM Measurements" | Joseph A. Stroscio of National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg (Contact: Arthur Smith)

Spring 2021

Jan. 22, "Canceled 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