Montana State University

Department of Physics

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173840
Bozeman, MT 59717-3840

Tel: (406) 994-3614
Fax: (406) 994-4452
Location: EPS building, Room 264

Department Head:
Prof. Yves Idzerda

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Colloquium Schedule Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Colloquiums are held on Fridays from 4:10 - 5pm, usually in EPS108 or EPS103 if a larger audience is anticipated. Refreshments are served prior to the talk at 3:45pm in the EPS second floor lobby. Come and join us for coffee or tea and cookies!



Title and Abstract


Fall Semester 2014
August 22      
August 29      
September 5 Dr Angela DesJardins, MSU Bozeman "Nationwide network of total solar eclipse high altitude balloon flights"  
September 12 Dr. Bennett Link, MSU Bozeman

"Giant Gamma-Ray Flares in Neutron Stars"

Dr. Jiong Qiu
September 19 Guillaume Gervais, McGill University, Montreal "Luttinger Liquid (1D) and Berry Phase (2D) in Cuprate Superconductors" Dr.Anton Vorontsov
September 26 Dr. Kathy Reeves, Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics "Happy Birthday Hinode: A Review of the Last Eight Years of Science from a Premiere Solar Physics Observatory" Dr McKenzie
October 3 Dr. Faramaz Davarian, JPL NASA's Deep Space Network. Tracking Spacecraft throughout the Solar System Dr. Loren Acton
October 10 Dr Anthony van Eysden "From pulsar glitches to atomic force microscopy" Dr Bennett Link
October 17 Justin Ellis, Einstein Fellow, JPL "Pulsar Timing Arrays: A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Detector" Dr Neil Cornish
October 24      
October 31      
November 7

Dr. Antoine Klein

"Gravitational waveforms for precessing binaries in the Fourier domain" Dr Nico Yunes
November 14 Dr. Brock LaMeres from ECE Dept., MSU "Online Learning in STEM - A Look at Limitations & Opportunities" Dr. Shannon Willoughby
November 21 Dr. James Wilking from ChemBioEng Dept, MSU "Bugs and Drugs: Flow and Mechanics in Composite Materials" Dr. Anton Vorontsov
November 28 THANKSGIVING    
December 5      
December 12 FINALS WEEK    
Spring Semester 2015
January 9      
January 16 Sarah Jaeggli   Jiong Qiu
January 23      
January 30      
February 6 Dr. Chi-Shun Tu   Dr. Hugo Schmidt
February 13      
February 20      
February 27      
March 6      
March 13      
March 20      
March 27      
April 3      
April 10      
April 17      
April 24 Dr. Jeff Morris, Levich institute at City College of New York   Ryan Anderson and Joe Seymour, COE
May 1


May 8      

Academic year 2013-2014 schedule can be found here...

Academic year 2012-2013 schedule can be found here...


Updated: November 19, 2014 11:42