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Physics and Astronomy

Department Colloquia Fall 2010

Chem-Phys 155
Fridays 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments are served in Chem-Phys 155 at 3:15 PM

Colloquia distinguished by a shift in time or place are indicated by an *. Please see the accompanying links for details.

Some links may not be active until the week of the talk.

August 27
Dr. Don Colliver
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
University of Kentucky
Development of UK's Entry in US Dept of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Susan Gardner

September 3
Dr. Sean Ling
Department of Physics
Brown University
Neutron Scattering Studies of Vortex Matter in Type-II Superconductors: Search for Bragg Glass
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Gang Cao

September 10
Dr. Jainendra Jain
Department of Physics
Pennsylvania State University
From fermions to composite fermions to majorana composite fermions
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

September 17
Dr. Jaime Fernandez-Baca
Neutron Scattering Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee
Spin excitations in multiferroic CuFeO2
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Gang Cao

September 24
Dr. A. T. Charlie Johnson
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
Adventures in Nanoscience: Biomimetic Chemical Sensors and DNA Translocation through Graphene Nanopores
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Doug Strachan

October 1
Dr. Holger Mueller
Department of Physics
University of California, Berkeley
Gravitational Redshift, Equivalence Principle, and Matter Waves
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Susan Gardner

October 8
Dr. Joseph H. Hamilton
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Synthesis of new super-heavy elements: The new super-heavy element 117
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Marcus McEllistrem

October 15
Dr. Hong Liu
Department of Physics
M.I.T.
From black holes to strange metals: many-body physics through a gravitational lens
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Sumit Das

October 21* • Public Lecture
Dr. W. David Arnett
Department of Astronomy
University of Arizona
People and Ideas: Experiences of an Astrophysicist from Kentucky
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Gary Ferland

October 22
Dr. W. David Arnett
Department of Astronomy
University of Arizona
John von Neumann's Dream and Werner Heisenberg's Nightmare
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Gary Ferland

October 29
Dr. Bernd Surrow
Department of Physics
M.I.T.
Fundamental measurements of the proton's substructure using high-energy proton-proton collisions
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Renee Fatemi

November 5
Dr. Raymond P. LeBeau
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Saint Louis University
Dark Spot Dynamics and Bright Companion Clouds on the Ice Giants
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Tom Troland

November 12
Dr. Louis-Gregory Strolger
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
Constraints on the Type Ia Supernova Progenitors from Hubble Space Telescope Treasury Surveys
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Moshe Elitzur

November 19
Dr. Yong-Zhong Qian
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
The Origin of the Elements: A Modern Perspective
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Keh-Fei Liu

November 26
No Colloquium
Academic Recess -- Thanksgiving

December 3
Dr. Joseph P. Straley
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
The Weyl Expansion and the Casimir Effect
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Susan Gardner

December 10
Dr. Andrew Hamilton
Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
and Department of Astrophysical Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder
The Physics of Black Hole Interiors: the Most Extreme Physics in the Universe
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Isaac Shlosman

 

Fall 2010 Colloquium Schedule
Spring 2010 Colloquium Schedule
Fall 2009 Colloquium Schedule