Fall 2015 Colloquia

Wednesdays @ 4:00 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.

Date/Host Speaker/Institution Title/Abstract
September 2
Host: Joe Izen
Dr. Jae Yu
UT Arlington
From the Discovery of the Higgs Particle to Search for Dark Matter
September 9
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Hana Dobrovolny
Modeling Treatment and Drug Resistance of Severe Influenza
September 16
Host: Chuanwei Zhang
Dr. Congjun Wu
UC San Diego
Unconventional Orbital Phases of Cold Atoms in Optical Lattices
September 23
Host: Rod Heelis
Dr. Russell Stoneback
UT Dallas
A Plan to Understand Space Weather
September 30
Host: Rod Heelis
Dr. Yukitoshi Nishimura
Exploring Near-Earth Space Dynamics Using Optical Measurements
October 7
Host: Lloyd Lumata
Dr. Rajiv Chopra
UT Southwestern
Applications of Focused Ultrasound Energy in Medicine
October 14
Host: Rod Heelis
Dr. Jia Yue
Hampton University
The Chronicles of Lower-Upper Atmosphere Cooling — from Milliseconds to Decades
October 21
Host: Fan Zhang
Dr. Liang Fu
Symmetry-Protected Topological Matter
October 28
Host: Chuanwei Zhang
Dr. Mark Raizen
UT Austin
Maxwell’s Demon: Cooling of Atoms and Efficient Isotope Separation
November 4
Host: Fan Zhang
Dr. Zhiping Yin
The Iron-based Superconductors: a New Class of Strongly Correlated Materials
November 11
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Brian Tinsley
UT Dallas
Cloud Microphysical Responses to Weak Electric Charges in Clouds: An Overlooked Natural Mechanism for Climate Change
November 18
Host: Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki
Dr. Ohad Shemmer
Quasar Science in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Era
November 25 No colloquium – Fall Break
December 2
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Ben Owen
Texas Tech
To be announced

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