Fall 2014 Colloquia

Wednesdays @ 4:15 p.m.

Coffee and cookies @ 3:30 p.m.

Our department colloquium is a forum for invited scientists to present modern research in a fashion accessible to those with a background in physics, but who are not experts in the field. Talks are aimed at the graduate level.

If you have questions about colloquium, please contact Dr. Michael Kesden.

Fall 2014

Date/Host Speaker/Institution Title/Abstract Room
September 3
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Will Newton
Texas A&M Commerce
Into the Mantle of the Neutron Star: Probing Super(con)densed Matter under Extreme Conditions  HH2.402
September 10
Host: Lloyd Lumata
Dr. Wei Chen
UT Arlington
Nanoparticle-based Photodynamic Therapy and Photothermal Therapy for Cancer Treatment FN2.102
September 17
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Louis Strigari
Galactic Searches for Dark Matter FN2.102
September 24
Host: Jason Slinker
Dr. Chris Sorensen
Kansas State
Of Soot and Sunflowers FN2.102
October 1
Host: Chuanwei Zhang
Dr. Di Xiao
Carnegie Mellon
Valleytronics in Two-dimensional Crystals FN2.102
October 8
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. David Sand
Texas Tech
Unveiling the Physics and Progenitors of Cosmic Explosions with the FLOYDS robotic spectrographs FN2.102
October 15
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Milos Milosavljevic
UT Austin
The Complex Physics of Star Formation: Reading the Relics from the Dawn of Galaxies FN2.102
October 22
Host: Lindsay King
Dr. Alex Barreira
Cosmological Constraints on Theories of Modified Gravity HH2.402
October 29
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Pavel Nadolsky
Strong Interactions of Elementary Particles in the Higgs Era PHY1.202
November 5
Host: Lloyd Lumata
Dr. Matthew Lewis
UT Southwestern
Emerging Biomedical Imaging Modalities: Ultrasound Tomography and Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging FN2.102
November 7
Host: Bob Glosser
Dr. Shriram Ramanathan
Metal-insulator Transitions and Adaptive Matter FN2.102
November 12
Host: Chuanwei Zhang
Dr. Xiao Li
UT Austin
Beautiful Landau Levels FN2.102
November 19
Host: Mustapha Ishak
Dr. Scott Dodelson
Fermilab, Univ. of Chicago
Extending the Reach FN2.102
November 26 No colloquium – Fall Break
December 3
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Jodi Cooley
In Pursuit of Dark Matter: Recent Results from the SuperCDMS Experiment FN2.102
December 5
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Matthew White
Johannes Kepler University
Photovoltaics for Large-scale Power Generation ECSS2.412
December 10
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Chun Hung Lui
Shedding Light on Two-dimensional Electrons in Graphene and Beyond  JO3.516

Spring 2014 Colloquium