Fall 2016 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
 August 31
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Kat Barger
Large-scale Galactic Outflows and Tidal Processes of the Magellanic Cloud Galaxies
 September 7
Host: Fan Zhang
Dr. Enrico Rossi
William and Mary College
Spin-orbit Coupling Effects in 2D Heterostructures and Superconductors
September 14
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Scott Noble
University of Tulsa
Lighting Up Inspiraling Binary Black Hole Systems
September 21
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. John Sibert
UT Dallas
Creating Effective Learning Environments in Gateway STEM Classes
September 28
Host: Fan Zhang
Dr. Jay Sau
University of Maryland
Search for the new exotic quantum particle: Non-Abelian Majorana zero modes at semiconductor-superconductor interfaces
October 5
Host: Mark Lee
Dr. Lindsay King
UT Dallas
The Structure and Physics of Galaxy Clusters, the Most Massive Bound Objects in the Universe
October 12
Host: Lunjin Chen
Dr. Kaijun Liu
Auburn University
Fast Magnetosonic Waves Driven by Ring-like Proton Velocity Distributions
October 19
Host: Lloyd Lumata
Dr. Changho Choi
UT Southwestern
In Vivo 1H MR Spectroscopy in Brain Tumors
October 26
Host: Joe Izen
Dr. Andrew White
UT Arlington
The International Linear Collider Project and the SiD Detector
November 2
Host: Jason Slinker
Dr. Alex Zakhidov
Texas State University – San Marcos
Carrier transport and reliability issues in perovskite solar cells
November 9
Host: Bob Glosser
Dr. Susan Coppersmith
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Building a Quantum Computer using Silicon Quantum Dots
November 16
Host: Russell Stoneback
Dr. Jean-Pierre St. Maurice
University of Saskatchewan
Recent findings on the electrodynamics of the equatorial ionosphere
November 23 No colloquium – Fall Break
November 30
Host: Mark Lee
Dr. Clark Highstrete
Sandia National Laboratory
The Hardware Side of Quantum Information Science and Technology
December 7
Host: Mark Lee
Dr. Chung-Pei Ma
UC Berkeley
Supermassive Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies

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