Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

 

Colloquia are normally held on Fridays from 4:10 - 5 PM in Barnard/EPS 103. A Reception for the Speaker with refreshments served begins at 3:45pm in the Barnard second floor attrium. All Departments and off-campus guests are welcome to attend. Come and join us for coffee or tea and cookies and interesting speakers!

For further information contact the MSU Physics Department at 994-3614

Fall Semester 2016
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
September 16 Professor Christoph Simon, Physics and Astronomy, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, University of Calgary, Canada Quantum optics for quantum networks, fundamental tests, and biology

Rufus Cone and Charles Thiel

September 23 Dr. Rodney Viereck, Director, Space Weather Prediction Testbed, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, Colorado What is Space Weather and Who Cares? A perspective from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Aki Takeda and Jiong Qiu
September 30 Peter Lu, Department of Physics and SEAS, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Universal Gelation of Particles with Short-ranged Attraction

Jim Wilking, Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Angela Des Jardins, MSGC
October 7 Professor Andrei Faraon, Applied Physics, Material Science and Medical Engineering

Nanoscale and Quantum Optics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Quantum light-matter interfaces based on rare-earth-doped crystals and nano-photonics

Rufus Cone and Charles Thiel
October 14

Professor Tom Mason, Physics and Astronomy,
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Experimental Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Entropic Chiral Symmetry Breaking and Near-Equilibrium Disorder in Compressed Brownian Monolayers of Shape-Designed Platelets

Jim Wilking, Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Angela Des Jardins, MSGC
October 21 Professor Jiong Qiu, Solar Physics, Montana State University

When the Sun Becomes Dark

Rufus Cone
October 28 Dr. Maria D. Kazachenko, Space Sciences Lab, University of California, Berkeley, CA Electric Fields on the Sun: How Can We Determine Them and Why Should We Care? Jiong Qiu
November 4 Professor Ioannis (John) Roudas, Professor and Gilhousen Telecommunications Chair, Montana State University Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) optical communication systems Rufus Cone
November 11  UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY  NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM
November 18 Professor Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering, High-Temperature Materials Laboratory, and Materials Science Ph.D. Program, Montana State University High Temperature Corrosion in Energy Systems Rufus Cone
November 25 THANKSGIVING NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM
December 2 Dr. Randy Reibel, Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc., Bozeman, MT Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc. Company and Technology Overview: Low Cost, High Performance Lidar Systems Rufus Cone

 

Spring Semester 2016
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
Thursday,
January 19

Dr. Christopher Smallwood, JILA & University of Michigan

NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND TIME - 4:30 – 5:20 PM

Exploring Excitons in Solids with Multidimensional Coherent Spectroscopy Randy Babbitt
Monday,
January 23

Dr. Galan Moody, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Boulder, Colorado

NOTE SPECIAL DATE

2D Spectroscopy of 2D Materials: Deciphering the Quasiparticle Zoo in Atomically Thin Semiconductors Randy Babbitt
Thursday,
January 26

Dr. Pankaj Jha, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California

NOTE SPECIAL DATE

Harnessing Quantum Science at the Nanoscale with Engineered Materials Randy Babbitt
January 27
Dr. James Klimchuk,NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Why is the Solar Corona So Hot? Dana Longcope
Monday,
January 30

Dr. Brian D'Urso, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NOTE SPECIAL DATE

Quantum Nanomechanics for Precision Gravitational Measurements

Randy Babbitt
Thursday,
February 9

Dr. Paul Barclay, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary and IQST/NINT Nanoscale Optics, University of Calgary

NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND TIME - 4:30 – 5:20 PM

Nanophotonic optomechanical devices: towards coupling photons, phonons and spins

Joint OpTeC and Physics Colloquium

Rufus Cone and Charles Thiel 
Monday, February 13

Dr. Sebastien Guillot, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

From the core to the crust — probing the interior of neutron stars with observations

Neil Cornish

Tuesday, February 14 Dr. Tyler Neely, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Superfluid flow and turbulence in configured Bose-Einstein condensates

Rufus Cone
Wednesday, February 22 Dr. Tian Zhong, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Building a quantum internet using rare-earth-doped crystals

Rufus Cone
February 24

Yves Idzerda, John Neumeier, Dana Longcope, Nico Yunes

Research Thrusts in the Department of Physics Yves Idzerda and Nico Yunes
Monday, February 27

Dr. Joseph Neilsen, MIT Kavli Institute, Cambridge, MA

The Ins and Outs of Black Holes Neil Cornish
Thursday, March 2 Dr. Anne Lohfink, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK An Observational View of the Physical Processes on the Doorstep of Supermassive Black Holes Neil Cornish
Monday, March 6 Dr. Amy Reines, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, Arizona

The Origin of Supermassive Black Holes

Neil Cornish
Wednesday, March 8 Dr. Nicholas J. Borys, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley CA

Exploring the exciton landscape of 2D atomically thin semiconductors in energy, space and time

Rufus Cone
March 17 SPRING BREAK STUDENT HOLIDAY STUDENT HOLIDAY
March 24 Professor Nicholas P. Stadie, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSU

Energy Storage on Carbon-Based Surfaces: in Pores and within the Bulk

Rufus Cone
March 31 Dr. Mark B. Ritter, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY Quantum Simulation with Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics Rufus Cone
March 31 Dr. Mark B. Ritter, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY

The Future of Computation

Public Lecture at the Museum of the Rockies 7:30 PM

Rufus Cone
April 7 Dr. Mike Obland, NASA Langley Research Center The NASA ACT-America Mission: Chasing Carbon Across America David Klumpar
April 14 UNIVERSITY DAY STUDENT HOLIDAY STUDENT HOLIDAY
April 21 Dr. Jun Ye, Fellow of JILA, Fellow of NIST, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Atomic clock and quantum matter Rufus Cone
April 28 Dr. Craig DeForest, Sr. Program Manager-R&D, Space Studies Department, Space Science & Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado

Postcards From The Edge (of the Corona)

Charles Kankelborg

May 5 FINALS WEEK NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM

 

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