Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Fall 2017                                                                                                                                         

NOTE: All colloquia will be held on THURSDAY at 3:30 PM in Rm. 109 Nicholson, unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host
Aug. 31
Nanodevices: A window to the realm of quantum physics Vaclav Janis Institute of Physics and Charles University, Prague Juana Moreno

Sept. 7

The Quantum Loom: efficient generation of photonic graph states Hagai Eisenberg

Racah Institute of Physics

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jonathan Dowling

Sept. 14

The AAVSO Program: A Resource for Variable Star Research Stella Kafka American Association of Variable Star Observers Arlo Landolt

Sept. 21

Using Computational Methods to Understand Correlated Quantum Systems Herbert Fotso University at Albany Juana Moreno
Sept. 28  "No Colloquium Today"       
Oct.5  "No Colloquium Today"       
Oct.12 Unveiling the Properties of Condensed Matter with Neutrons Qiang Zhang  Louisiana State University  Rongying Jin

Oct. 19

Forging an understanding of Fe-based superconductors in the new Iron Age  Peter Hirschfeld  University of Florida   Ilya Vekhter
Oct. 26 Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger Joseph Giaime  LIGO/LSU  Juhan Frank

Nov. 2

Synthesizing Discovery: from basic understanding to functional applications Thomas Zac Ward  Oak Ridge National Laboratory  Ward Plummer
Nov. 9 New Possibilities for Understanding Complex Metal Hydrides via Synchrotron X-ray and Neutron Scattering Studies Tabbetha Dobbins  Rowan University   Juana Moreno
Nov. 16 Short Period Binary White Dwarfs: Gravitational Waves, Merger Rate, and Likely Outcomes Mukremin Kilic  University of Oklahoma  Geoff Clayton
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Holiday   

Nov. 30

The Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem

George. W. Ford University of Michigan  Jorge Pullin 


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