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Department of Physics

Seminars and Colloquia

department of physics

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Title Sem./Coll.
1/21 William Witczak-Krempa
Dept. of Physics, Harvard University
Signatures of supersymmetry on a topological chip Seminar
1/27 David Cahill
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and Materials Research Laboratory,
University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Picosecond Spin Caloritronics Colloquium
2/1 Michelle Povinelli
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
Nanophotonics for Resonance-Enhanced Optics: Solar Absorption, Nanoscale Heating, and On-chip Particle Manipulation Colloquium
2/10 Susanne Yellin
Dept. of Physics, University of Connecticut
Negative refraction and nonlinear optics: some aspects of quantum coherence effects Colloquium
2/18 Natalio Mingo
CEA - French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission
Ab-initio modeling of thermal transport beyond the single crystal: effects of size, defects, dimensionality, and soft modes Seminar
2/24 Dave Thirumalai
Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
Design principles governing the motility of myosin motors Colloquium
3/2 Xiaoji Xu
Dept. of Chemistry,
Lehigh University
Scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy with reconstruction of vertical interactions Colloquium
3/21 Jeremy Levy
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Etch-a-Sketch Nanoelectronics Seminar
Young-Jun Kim
Dept. of Physics,
University of Toronto
Spin-orbit coupling in quantum magnets Colloquium
3/30 Jason Hancock
Dept. of Physics,
University of Connecticut
Soft mode branches, quantum central peak, and strong isotropic negative thermal expansion above a quantum phase transition Colloquium
3/31 Natalia Litchinitser
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo
Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Optical Media Seminar
4/4 Ryan A. Murdick
Molecular Vista
Photo-induced force microscopy: nanoscale imaging with chemical recognition Seminar
4/6 Daniel Britt
Dept. of Physics,
University of Central Florida
Thoughts on a Theory of Space Weathering. Or, how rocks can make glass, iron, and life Colloquium
4/13 Irina Novikova
Dept. of Physics, College of William and Mary
Cool quantum optics with hot atoms Colloquium
4/20 Christopher Fuchs
Dept. of Physics, UMass Boston
Say `Boo!’ To Spooky Action at a Distance Colloquium
4/22 Gabi Kotliar
Rutgers University
Iron Pnictides and Chalcogenides as Hund’s metals,  a new class of strongly correlated electron materials Seminar
5/3 Itamar Kimchi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
How to identify and resolve frustration from spin-orbit coupling Seminar